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The David Brown Factory (museum is in buildings to Centre Righthand side

The David Brown Museum is in the town of Meltham in West Yorkshire and is housed in a building in part of the former David Brown tractor factory. The Museum is run by the David Brown Tractor Club and is home to the clubs shop.


The Museum is generally open on the last weekend of the month and entry is Free. (please check the clubs web site for dates before travelling far to visit - DB Tractor Club)


Some of the exhibits are listed below. But as some items are on loan thay may not be present now or may be out at some of the shows during the year as part of David Brown features.

Exhibits (December 2008)
Model No. Serial number Reg no. Year Photo other info / notes
Case 1594 ? - 11 March 1988 David Brown - Case 1594 - Last Tractor built - DB Museum 08 - IMG 3951.jpg The last tractor built at Meltham now returned from Case HQ at Racine, USA were it was shipped after the factory shut.
Load test car n/a - none David Brown Load test car - DB Museum 08 - IMG 3953.jpg R&D dept built test load car used to conduct under load testing on test track and at Doncaster.
David Brown DB5 prototype DB5 sn 103 - ? David Brown DB5 Prototype bulldozer at DB Museum 08 - IMG 3980.jpg Restored example


The museum has some rare models and other interesting items of David Brown history. Some of the exhibits are on loan from private owners others are from Case IH the successor to David Brown Tractors Ltd.

partial listing of exhibits
  • 3 David Brown Crawler tractors, including a rare Meiller tracked shovel
  • David Brown prototypes
  • A sectioned tractor
  • David Brown / Implements, including ploughs and cultivators
  • A DB baler
  • A DB muck spreader
  • The David Brown load car test tractor.
  • The last David Brown off the production line - returned from America by Case IH for the museum.
  • a wide selection of Advertising literature, posters and Banners adorn the walls.

See also

References / sources

  • a selection of photos taken at an open day at the museum in 2008
  • The David Brown club web site

External links