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Topic: traction engines

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Plowing by steam in South Dakota

Plowing by steam in South Dakota

Photograph shows men on tractor plowing up large field.

Plowing and seeding by steam in South Dakota

Plowing and seeding by steam in South Dakota

Photograph shows five men on tractor plowing up large field; hose from wagon runs over to tractor.

Cutting 100 acres a day in E. A. Crommett's 1500 acre flax field, Warwick, N. D.

Cutting 100 acres a day in E. A. Crommett's 1500 acre flax field, Warw...

Photograph shows steam tractor pulling five reapers through a flax field; men handling both steam tractor and reapers.

Threshing machine and traction engine, Illinois

Threshing machine and traction engine, Illinois

Stereograph showing man driving threshing machine pulling an attached traction engine behind him.

Traction engines.

Traction engines.

A traction engine is a self-propelled steam engine used to move heavy loads on roads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location. The name derives from the Latin tractus, meaning 'drawn', since the ... more

Foster Traction Engine.

Foster Traction Engine.

William Foster & Co Ltd was an agricultural machinery company based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England and usually just called "Fosters of Lincoln." The company can be traced back to 1846, when William Foster pu... more

Twin steamers at the rally.

Twin steamers at the rally.

A traction engine is a self-propelled steam engine used to move heavy loads on roads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location. The name derives from the Latin tractus, meaning 'drawn', since the ... more

The Burrell Traction Engine.

The Burrell Traction Engine.

Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines, agricultural machinery, steam trucks and steam tram engines. The company were based in Thetford, Norfolk and operated from the St Nicholas works o... more

The Robey Traction Engine.

The Robey Traction Engine.

Robert Robey started business in 1854, manufacturing portable steam engines and thrashing machines. His range of agricultural equipment rapidly expanded; in the Great Exhibition of 1862 "fixed engines, traction... more

The Burrell Traction Engine

The Burrell Traction Engine

Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines, agricultural machinery, steam trucks and steam tram engines. The company were based in Thetford, Norfolk and operated from the St Nicholas works o... more

Model of a John Fowler traction engine.

Model of a John Fowler traction engine.

John Fowler & Co..John Fowler & Co was a manufacturer of traction engines, ploughing implements and railway equipment. The company was founded mid 19th century and was incorporated as John Fowler & Co (Leeds) L... more

The Case Traction Engine.

The Case Traction Engine.

Case was one of America's largest builders of steam engines, producing self-propelled portable engines, traction engines and steam tractors. It was a major producer of threshing machines and other harvesting eq... more

Steam powered sawmill.

Steam powered sawmill.

In general usage, the term steam engine can refer to either the integrated steam plants (including boilers etc.) such as railway steam locomotives and portable engines, or may refer to the piston or turbine mac... more

The Robey traction engine.

The Robey traction engine.

The steam traction engine was for a long time a vital means of freight transport, and for providing power on the spot for ploughing, threshing, funfairs, and so on. They were the mainstay of agriculture from th... more

The Burrell Traction Engine

The Burrell Traction Engine

Burrells built traction engines, agricultural machinery, steam trucks wagons and tram engines, thriving until the internal combustion engine took over from steam power.

Model of a John Fowler traction engine.

Model of a John Fowler traction engine.

Fowler's built a vast range of steam tractors, Steam rollers, traction engines and lorries, a number of which have been preserved and appear at shows throughout the summer season.. This miniature engine is giv... more

The Fowler Traction Engine

The Fowler Traction Engine

Fowler's ploughing engine dragged itself across the field on rollers, pulling the mole plough as it went. The engine was driven by a team of horses that walked round a capstan, winding in a rope which was passe... more

"Little Toot" Fowler Engine.

"Little Toot" Fowler Engine.

Baby Fowler traction engine at the Northwood Village fair Christchurch NZ.

The Burrell Traction Engine.

The Burrell Traction Engine.

A traction engine is a self-propelled steam engine used to move heavy loads on roads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location

McLaren Traction Engine

McLaren Traction Engine

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The Foden Traction Engine (3)

The Foden Traction Engine (3)

In 1856 Edwin Foden (1841–1911) became apprenticed to the agricultural equipment manufacturing company of Plant & Hancock. He left the company for an apprenticeship at Crewe Railway Works but returned to Plant ... more

The Foden Traction Engine

The Foden Traction Engine

A traction engine is a self-propelled steam engine used to move heavy loads on roads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location. The name derives from the Latin tractus, meaning 'drawn', since the ... more

The Burrell Traction Engine.

The Burrell Traction Engine.

Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines, agricultural machinery, steam trucks and steam tram engines. The company were based in Thetford, Norfolk and operated from the St Nicholas works o... more

The Fowler Traction Engine

The Fowler Traction Engine

John Fowler (11 July 1826 – 4 December 1864) was an English agricultural engineer who was a pioneer in the use of steam engines for ploughing and digging drainage channels. His inventions significantly reduced ... more

The Case Traction Engine.

The Case Traction Engine.

The Case Corporation was a manufacturer of construction equipment and agricultural equipment. Founded by Jerome I. Case as the J.I. Case Threshing Machine Company, it operated under that name for most of a cent... more

The Burrell Traction Engine (11)

The Burrell Traction Engine (11)

Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines, agricultural machinery, steam trucks and steam tram engines. The company were based in Thetford, Norfolk and operated from the St Nicholas works o... more

The Burrell Traction Engine.

The Burrell Traction Engine.

Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines, agricultural machinery, steam trucks and steam tram engines. The company were based in Thetford, Norfolk and operated from the St Nicholas works o... more

The Burrell Traction Engine (9)
The Burrell Traction Engine (8)
The Burrell Traction Engine (7)
The Burrell Traction Engine (6)
The Burrell Traction Engine.

The Burrell Traction Engine.

Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines, agricultural machinery, steam trucks and steam tram engines. The company were based in Thetford, Norfolk and operated from the St Nicholas works o... more

The Burrell Traction Engine (3)
The Burrell Traction Engine (2)
The Burrell Traction Engine (1)
The Burrell Traction Engine (12)
McLaren Traction Engine (1)

McLaren Traction Engine (1)

New Zealand Farming

McLaren Traction Engine (4)

McLaren Traction Engine (4)

New Zealand Farming

McLaren Traction Engine (5)

McLaren Traction Engine (5)

New Zealand Farming

McLaren Traction Engine (6)

McLaren Traction Engine (6)

New Zealand Farming

McLaren Traction Engine (8)

McLaren Traction Engine (8)

New Zealand Farming

The Burrell Traction Engine (1)
The Burrell Traction Engine (6)
The Burrell Traction Engine (8)
The Foden Traction Engine

The Foden Traction Engine

In 1856 Edwin Foden (1841–1911) became apprenticed to the agricultural equipment manufacturing company of Plant & Hancock. He left the company for an apprenticeship at Crewe Railway Works but returned to Plant ... more

The Fowler Traction Engine (2)

The Fowler Traction Engine (2)

John Fowler & Co. (Leeds) Ltd were engineers of Leathley Road, Hunslet, Leeds, in West Yorkshire, England who were founded in 1863 by Agricultural engineer John Fowler. Fowler & Co produced traction engines and... more

The Fowler Traction Engine

The Fowler Traction Engine

John Fowler & Co. (Leeds) Ltd were engineers of Leathley Road, Hunslet, Leeds, in West Yorkshire, England who were founded in 1863 by Agricultural engineer John Fowler. Fowler & Co produced traction engines and... more