Wallace 'Glasgow'
Glasgow tractor no. 87 - at Newby 09 - IMG 2249
Model history
Model introduced 1919
Model discontinued 1924
Model status Discontinued
No. produced Unknown
Preceded by Unknown
Superseded by Unknown
Engine Specification
Engine make Unknown
Power hp Unknown
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
No. of Cylinders 4
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Forward 2
Reverse 1
Drive 3-WD (all)
Linkage Category Unknown
Plow rating Unknown
Nebraska Tests No. Unknown
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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.


Glasgow tractor no. 87 (rear 3/4) at Newby 09 - IMG 2252

Side view showing drive to front axle and rear wheel

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

Serial NumbersEdit

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.

List of known preserved Glasgow Tractors
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References / sourcesEdit

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