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The Wallace Glasgow tractor was an agricultural tractor with three steel wheels, all driven, built by Wallace (Glasgow) Ltd., Cardonald, Scotland, in about c. 1919.
The Glasgow tractor, was produced between 1919 and 1924, as Scotland's only indigenous tractor. John Wallace and Sons, Agricultural Engineers and Implement Makers, Glasgow, established in 1826, became the largest agricultural implement business in Scotland. John Wallace, the founder of John Wallace and Sons, was one of four sons and his father John, was a blacksmith at Fenwick, Ayrshire. In 1896 John Wallace and Sons Limited, was incorporated, taking over the Agricultural Engineers and Implement Makers business. During and after the First World War, a so-called boom period existed and expansion into engines and tractors became the focus of John Wallace.
This tractor was another attempt to compete with the Fordson tractor in the UK market. It was an unusual form of three wheeled tractor with drive to all wheels. Its 3 point stability and tractive power made it popular in hill country and waterlogged soils, and it did find favour abroad, with several exported to New Zealand were several exist still. However its cost was against it, and this marque of tractor finally succumbed to the Fordsons price advantage and mass production and economic depression in the mid 1920's
- Tractor: Serial No. 234 - built c. 1919
- Engine: Serial No. 26918 C4, 4-cylinder side valve gasoline (petrol)/kerosene, by the Continental Motors Company, of Detroit, U.S.A.,
- Drive: 3 wheels all driven
- Wheels: 3 - all steel
No exact information numbers built exists. If you know of any examples please record them and add the serial number to the list (located on the left of the floor plate by the transmission with engine number below).
Several examples still exist.
- Tractor no. 87 of 1919 - recently repatriated from Australia.(photo above)
- The Science Museum - has Tractor no. 234.
- Museum of Scottish Rural Life - has a Glasgow in the collection.
- A collector in New Zealand. (A feature in ? magazine showed photos of it at a show).
- The Booleroo Steam & Traction Preservation Society Museum, Booleroo Centre, South Australia.
- The Pioneer Settlement Museum, at Swan Hill, Victoria in Australia.
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References / sourcesEdit
Based on the Science Museum Object Wiki project Here.
- Steel wheels - The pre 1930 tractor website