Goold, Shapley & Muir

The Goold, Shapley & Muir Co. of Brantford, Ontario (Canada) started producing tractors in 1909. They used their own engine in the early models, which were labelled as "Ideal" tractors and sold from around 1915 to 1918. The year 1918 also saw production of the "Beaver" 12-24 model, which featured a Waukesha four-cylinder engine rather than a home-built power unit. The transmission was via a friction drive, and in this respect (as well as in appearance), the Beaver was very similar to the "Heider" tractors manufactured by the Rock Island Plow Co. of Rock Island, Illinois (USA).

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Goold, Shapley & Muir "Beaver" 24-12 (serial no. 413) at the Country Heritage Park, Milton, Ontario, Canada in 2004.


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