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Saunderson Tractor and Implement Co

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January 1906. Reg. BM 277.
1907.
1909.
1909. Saunderson tractor drawing a harrow.
c1912. Saunderson 25 nhp tractor. Exhibit at World of Country Life
1914. Saunderson and Mills motor tractor.
1915 tractor at Bicton Countryside Museum.
1916. Exhibit at Tractor Museum, Tasmania.
1916. Exhibit at Tractor Museum, Tasmania.
1916. Exhibit at Tractor Museum, Tasmania.
1918.
1919.
1920. Tractor Model 'G' 20hp. Exhibit at Pearns Steam World.
1920. Tractor Model 'G' 20hp. Exhibit at Pearns Steam World.
1920. Tractor Model 'G' 20hp (detail). Exhibit at Pearns Steam World.

The Saunderson Tractor and Implement Co of Elstow Works, Bedford

The H. P. Saunderson and Co was founded by Herbert Percy Saunderson

His first tractor was known as the Saunderson Universal and was a popular machine with a 30 HP single cylinder engine. It was capable of carrying a two ton load on its platform and two tons on its trailer.

1906 The Saunderson Universal gained a silver medal at the 1906 Royal Show.

1910 Became Saunderson and Gifkins

1911 Smithfield Club Show. Exhibited new agricultural tractor (illustrated). (Saunderson and Gifkins) [1]

c1912 25-nhp tractor exhibit. [2]

Name changed to the above

1916 The Model G manufactured first in 1916 was Britain's best selling tractor.

1920 At Darlington Royal Agricultural Show exhibited a tractor [3]

1920 The patent automatic lift grubber made by the company was awarded the first silver prize medal at the Royal Dublin Society's Show.[4]

1923 Although the Saunderson's tractors were relatively successful the Saunderson Co. could not compete with the larger companies that were in the tractor market. Production ceased when they were bought by Crossley Brothers


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 8th December 1911 p593
  2. Museum of Country Life at Exmouth
  3. The Engineer of 16th July 1920 & p582
  4. The Engineer 1920/05/14
  • From 1890 to the Present Day Farm Tractors by Michael Williams published in 2005 by Silverdale Books ISBN 978-1-84509-251-1
  • The Complete Encyclopedia of Tractors by Mirco de Cet published in 2006 by Rebo International ISBN 978-90-366-1893-9