TG1823 : Vintage Allis Chalmers tractors

taken 1 year ago, near to Marsham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Vintage Allis Chalmers tractors
Vintage Allis Chalmers tractors
The company which eventually became Allis-Chalmers started out as a small burr millstone maker in 1847. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Reliance Works built a variety of products including French burr millstones, portable mills, shafting and water wheels. In 1861, it was purchased by Edward P Allis and in 1869 expanded into steam power and soon produced the first Allis steam engine. Allis-Chalmers built its first farm tractor in 1914, and focusing on the small and medium sized farmer, they came up with new designs that turned out to be one of the most popular series of tractors ever produced. The WC tractor was first built in 1933 as a prototype tractor, soon followed by the Model B tractor, the Model C in 1940, the Model CA in 1950, the Model WD in 1948 and the Allis-Chalmers WD45 in 1953.
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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Friday, 11 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 12 August, 2017
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Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1829 2351 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.9031N 1:14.0454E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1830 2349
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