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The Story of Ruston Traction Engines 1877 to 1937 including Steam Rollers and Steam Tractors by Michael Thexton

This extensively researched book by Michael Thexton fills a gap in the record of the traction engine industry and describes the development of Ruston traction engines, steam road rollers and steam tractors manufactured by the major British engineering companies Ruston, Proctor & Co. Ltd and Ruston & Hornsby Ltd.

Michael has owned a Ruston-Proctor traction engine since 1968. This stimulated research into Rustons and their traction engine activities which, with the help of former staff, including the Ruston archivist, contributed to the preparation of this 176 page book.

The book contains over 60 illustrations, principal dimensions, performance data and lists by class of engine produced. It also reflects the impact on Rustons’ engine production of specialist markets and the dominance of the export trade.

Code No. 017995, 176 pages, ISBN 9780950848099, $135.00

This item is listed under the following subjects:

Traction Engine  
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