Kent Engineering and Foundry, Phoenix Works, Tovel, Maidstone, Kent
(Phone Maidstone 4212/3)
Sprayers, dusters and mist blowing equipment.
About (1956 ?) they manufactured a PENETRATIOR SPRAYER AND MIST-BLOWER - Designed to spray by air atomization, with air as carrying medium, giving penetrating cloud of fine droplets of concentrate solutions. Airstream created by twin fans directed to exact position to cover trees perfectly. Tractor driver does this from seat of machine under way; can also turn whole fan assembly to opposite side to take full advantage of natural air currents. Spray nozzles situated in airstreams fed from pump driven from tractor p.t.o. shaft, or its own engine. Volume sprayed per acre adjusted by simple changing of nozzle discs to give from 250 to 20 gal. (6,177 to 222 lit. per ha.)
Hp absorbed by fan 12.5 hp (approx) giving 13,500 cu. ft. (382.05 cu.m) per minute at approx. 100 mph (160 km/h). Centrifugal type pump gives pressure of 40 lb. per sq. in. (2.8 kg. p.s.cm.). In four models.
In 1961 the site was shared by KEF a maker of loudspeakers who adopted the name from Kent Engineering and Foundry Limited, but it was nothing to do with the engineering firm. As this advert is from 1963 it looks like Kent Engineering and Foundry Limited still were on site in 1963. Elsewhere the company is shown as ceasing to trade in 1961 so possibly this is another incarnation of the original company selling a sprayer of overseas manufacture , badged for sale, as K.E.F.