In the early 1920’s at the age of 19, William Thomas (Tom) Teagle was left to run the 300 acre family farm, Tywarnhayle, situated near Blackwater, 6 miles north of Truro. His father had purchased another farm in the St. Columb area and had moved there with his family. In those early years Tom Teagle produced machinery that he could use on the farm, and by the late ’30’s was offering farm carts and trailers for sale to local farmers. With his wife Mary, Tom a self taught engineer built up a company that designed and manufactured a range of ground breaking machines that were years ahead of their time. From the 1940s, the first Automatic Potato Planters and Front End Loaders, through the 1950s, the first three point mounted spinner fertilizer broadcasters and the novel, but now much copied petrol engine driven Jetcut Hedge Trimmer. Tom continued his designs through to the 1980s, when he started work on the first of the now much celebrated Tomahawk Bale Shredders, Bedders and Feeders. All these machines, plus many other amazing pieces of equipment that Tom Teagle designed have had a tremendous impact on easing the toil of the farming community world wide.
From early agricultural roots, Teagle Machinery continues to be the world renowned family owned brand name for the supply of farm equipment to this day.