TG1823 : Early 1900s Fordson F tractor

taken 7 months ago, near to Marsham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Early 1900s Fordson F tractor
Early 1900s Fordson F tractor
Built from 1917 - 1928 by Henry Ford & Son in their Dearborn, Michigan, USA, and Cork, Ireland, factories. Early Fordson tractors had no brakes and in order to stop the tractor, the driver had to depress the clutch. The Fordson Model F, was the first lightweight, mass produced tractor in the world, making it possible for the average farmer to own a tractor for the first time. Ford started shipping Fordson tractors to the Ford Motor Company Ltd in Britain in 1917 to meet an order from the British government for 5,000 tractors.
Marsham Starting Handle Club Summer Show 2017
The show, the seventh in as many years, was held over the weekend of 12/13th August. It is growing bigger every year. More than 500 exhibitors displayed their tractors, stationary engines, vintage lawnmowers and agricultural implements, but there is much more to see on the 13-acres site which adjoins Orchard Cottage in Allison Street, such as several rare, "dancing" dual drive Doe-built tractors, classic and military vehicles and motorcycles, demonstrations in the parade ring of working gun and sheep dogs and demonstrations of old-time ploughing and harvesting in a crop field nearby. For the first time since its restoration the Soame steam wagonette was featured. The first tractor pulling event in the county for 27 years was also held here (in 2013). Fairground organs create just the right atmosphere, a bouncy castle provides entertainment for the younger visitors, and a variety of stalls can be sampled in the fun fair section of the site. Food vendors guarantee that no-one will be going home hungry.

According to Bob Parke, the site owner and one of the organisers, the show featured 350 tractors, over 100 classic cars, and about 80 motorcycles and had about 2,500 visitors.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1828 2345 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.8711N 1:14.0342E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1826 2344
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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