William Allchin of the Globe Works, Northampton were producers of Traction Engines and portable steam engines
The business was founded by William Loader Allchin
1847 The company started by building agricultural products. William' son William Allchin (1823-1905) joined his father in business
1853 Patent. '1009. William Allchin, of the firm of William Allchin and Son, of the Globle Steam Engine Works, Northampton, in the county of Northampton, Engineers, has given notice at the Office of the Commissioners, of his intention to proceed with his application for Letters Patent for the invention of "improvements in agricultural and other steam engines."
1854 Mention of Allchin and Son, Engineers, Globe Works, Northampton.
1855 Advertisement. Allchin and Son, Engineers, Millwrights and machinists, Globe Works. Six-horse Portable Steam Engine.
1861 Employing 13 men and 8 boys.
1862 Patent. '3209. And William Loader Allchin and William Allchin, of the Globe Works, Northampton, in the county of Northampton, Engineers, have given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in apparatus applicable to the superheating of steam."'
1871 Employing 31 men and 5 boys.
1872 Started traction engines and eventually built 220 of them
1874 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership subsisting between William Loader Allchin and William Allchin, of the Globe Steam Engine Works, Augustine-street, Northampton, Engineers, has been dissolved, as from the 31st day of December last. The business will in future be carried on by the said William Allchin alone...'
1881 Employing 47 men and 8 boys.
1888 Issued catalogue of Traction Engine, Portable Engines, Fixed Engines, Boilers, Mills, Pendulum Leather Roller, Last Turning Machine, Band and Circular Saws, Travelling Bench, Thrashing Machine and Straw Elevators. 
1900 June. Royal Agricultural Show at York. Showed two traction engines. 
1911 Smithfield Club Show. Exhibited a traction engine. 
1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Steam Motor Wagons, Tractors and Ploughs etc. see the 1917 Red Book
1931 The company closed
List of Models
|Built||Reg No.||Works No.||Name|
|1910.||AY 9494||1499||Evedon Lad|
|1914.||EB 4938||1652||Little Mo|
|1925.||NU 7483||3251||Royal Chester|
Sources of Information
- The London Gazette Publication date:6 May 1853 Issue:21437 Page:1303
- The London Gazette Publication date:4 April 1856 Issue:21868 Page:1304
- Northampton Mercury - Saturday 29 April 1854
- Northampton Mercury - Saturday 06 October 1855
- 1861 Census
- The London Gazette Publication date:21 January 1862 Issue:22591 Page:341
- 1871 Census
- The London Gazette Publication date:9 January 1874 Issue:24052 Page:105
- 1881 Census
- The Engineer 1888/04/27 p338
- The Engineer 1900/06/22 p650
- The Engineer 1911/12/08 p594
- Traction Engine Album by Malcolm Ranieri. Pub 2005