British Wallis

British Wallis tractors were built by Ruston & Hornsby of Lincoln under license from the J.I. Case Plow Works, Racine, Wisconsin, and featured the same “unit-frame” chassis as the US-built Wallis. However, Ruston & Hornsby opted to use its own four-cylinder 28 hp vertical engine, which could run on both petrol and paraffin. The British Wallis took first place in its class at the Lincoln Tractor Trials in 1920, and Ruston & Hornsby produced it for the next decade or so, during which time many were shipped to Australia and New Zealand.

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British Wallis (serial no. 1134) at the Parkes Museum, New South Wales, Australia in 2006.

British Wallis (serial no. 1414) at the Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum, Geraldine, New Zealand in 2006.

British Wallis (serial no. 1488) with Ruston & Hornsby plough at Carrington Rally, Lincolnshire, England in 2008.

British Wallis (serial no. 1557) at Stapehill Abbey Museum, Dorset, England in 2006.


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