I believe it was made between 1920 and 1940 and as it says on the front it is a root cutter made by Bamfords Ltd of Uttoxeter.
Root cutters were used to chop turnips and other vegetables into slices suitable to feed farm livestock, this model was was hand operated, during my 'research' I have seen others that were powered by belts presumably connected to an engine of some kind.
Bamfords Ltd were founded by Henry Bamford and his son Samuel Bamford in 1871 when a plot of land on the south side of the town close to the North Staffordshire Railway was acquired. This was later to become the Leighton Ironworks, initially they made pumps, taps and agricultural machinery.
Ten years later in 1881 the company is noted as employing 50 men, 10 boys and 3 women, at this time the 'Bamford catalogue' ran to forty pages and listed a complete range of “agricultural machinery, patent chain and lift pumps, etc.”
During the 1880's the company had expanded considerably and by 1891 they had to obtain more factory space due to demand for their products.
Up to 1920 the company had only manufactured agricultural machinery but now they commenced making stationary engines with the introduction of two horizontal oil engines.
The company ceased trading in 1986.
As a side note family member Joseph Cyril Bamford split off from the Bamford company in 1945 to set up what has become known as JCB - J C Bamford Excavators Ltd.