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Walsh & Clark 'Victoria' ploughing engine at the Woolpit Steam rally 2009 on the display by the Museum of East Anglian Life

The brass serial number plate of the 1920s engine

Walsh & Clark Ltd of Guiseley Leeds, England. were manufacturers of an early tractor for Ploughing that was similar to the steam ploughing engines set up. A internal combustion engine powered a pair of winches was used to pull a plough back and forth across a field. The system name as Victoria. The tractor was a twin cylinder design that resembled the layout of a steam engine. The design was introduced in 1913 and continued till the mid 1920's. The system went out of popularity when flexible lightweight tractors became more popular, as a means of cultivating.

Product range

  • The "Victoria" Oil Ploughing Engine - a 2 cylinder horizontal oil (paraffin) engined cable ploughing engine built in the manner of a Steam ploughing engine. superseded by light weight tractors.
  • The "Victoria" Oil Engine - 9 hp Single cylinder horizontal oil engine.
  • Walsh & Clarke portable oil engine pumps[1]


Please add any know examples, to the table below.

  • Six examples were brought together for the 2010 Woolpit Steam rally.
If you have got any photos from this historic event please add it, as we did not get to that one
  • No.s 5038 RH (shown) & no. 5039 LH are in the collection of the Museum of East Anglian Life
  • No.s 5045 RH & 5046 LH are in a private collection in England.[2]
  • No. ? - Tractor Reg no. GV 9715 ex Peter Fordham collection sold in 2011 by Cheffins
List of Preserved Walsh and Clark Tractors & Engines
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Make + Model No. Reg No.
(if known)
Serial No. Build-Date Engine-Type/Make Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info
"Victoria" oil engine - No. 4270 1913 Horizontal portable Oil engine N. Stonehouse, Scarborough N.Yorks. Walsh and Clark Victoria oil engine no.4270 at Duncombe Park 2013 - IMG 1356.jpg At Duncombe Park Steam Rally 2013 A rare example of this make of portable engine
'Victoria' Oil Ploughing Engine - No. 5038 RH 1920 Cable Ploughing (oil) engine Museum of East Anglian Life Walsh & Clark Victoria engine sn 5038 RH at Wollpit 09 - IMG 1066.jpg Woolpit Steam 2009 One of a pair with 5039 LH
'Victoria' oil ploughing engine - No. 5039 LH 1920 Cable ploughing (oil) engine Museum of East Anglian Life 100px

Not seen One of a pair with 5038 RH
'Victoria' oil ploughing engine - no. 5045 LH 1920 Cable ploughing engine owner ? (not listed in guide) Walsh & Clark Victoria Engine no. 5045 LH at Newby 2010 - IMG 8992.jpg at Newby Hall Vintage Gathering 2010 one of a pair with 5046 RH
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Scale models

6 inch scale model

A 6 Inch scale model of a Walsh and Clarke ploughing engine was at the Wymswold Steam Rally in 2008.

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