|R.A. Lister Products|
The R.A. Lister works have produced a huge range of different products throughout its lifetime. After formation in 1867, the company started out making agricultural implements including chaff cutters, corn crushers, oat cleaners, land rollers, horse gears, chain harrows and stone grinding mills. By the 1890s it was manufacturing the Dursley Pedersen Cycle and dairy equipment, especially cream separators which it shipped in volume.
Petrol engines followed in the early 20th century which went on to be a mainstay of the company until diesels began to be produced in 1929. From that time onwards the diesels began to capture the volume markets and the last petrol engines were produced in the 1960s. Other parts of the business that thrived in the early 1900s include the shearing equipment and woodware sections which added a different dimension to the company portfolio.
Today, in 2003, the Lister-Petter company concentrates on diesel engines
and generator sets, the shearing business having become a separate business
which is fortunately also still located in Dursley.