TG1823 : 1919 Titan 10/20

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

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1919 Titan 10/20
1919 Titan 10/20
This tractor was built by the International Harvester Company from 1915-1922 and manufactured in the former Deering factory at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, and sold by the former Deering dealers. During WW1 the tractors were imported into the UK to help plough grassland with the aim of increasing the arable acreage. This was necessary because there had been a huge drain of men and horses leaving the land for the war and by 1916 Britain had reached crisis point regarding food production. The first Titans arrived in 1917 and sold in large numbers through the Ministry of Munitions (MOM).
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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Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 August, 2017
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Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1829 2343 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.8600N 1:14.0422E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1831 2343
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