He set up in business 1851
in Rochester, Kent,
developing steam-powered farm machinery.
He developed the first steam powered plough in 1856.
Moved to Strood, Kent, 1860.
In 1862 he founded with his partner Richard Thomas Porter Aveling and Porter, the agricultural engine and steam roller manufacturer.
They developed the first practical steam-powered road roller 1865.
They became Britain's biggest steam roller company. They exported across the world.
Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur.
Knight of the Order of Francis Joseph of Austria.
Aveling and Porter traction engine built in 1871.
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