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Discussion :: Inventions - Section 1 (Q.No.113)


The initials JCB on earth-moving equipment are those of the founder of the company that makes it. What is his name?

[A]. John Christopher Ballantyne
[B]. Joseph Cyril Bamford
[C]. John Christopher Baxter
[D]. Jack Croxford Baker

Answer: Option B


Joseph Cyril Bamford founded the company that makes these iconic machines in 1945, in a 12ft X 15ft garage in Staffordshire.

Mansoor said: (Dec 22, 2015)  
It is a great thing good job.

Shanmuga Arthi said: (Apr 18, 2019)  
JCB was founded in 1945 by Joseph Cyril Bamford, after whom it is named; it continues to be owned by the Bamford family. In the UK, India and Ireland, the word "JCB" is often used colloquially as a generic description for mechanical diggers and excavators.

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