Northleach Steam & Vintage Show

Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ltd Thrasher. This is the original thrasher that used to appear at Northleach. Last run app 40 years ago. Powered at this years show by Mike Thexton's 1907 Rushton Proctor Traction Engine No. 33471, Reg EW 2691. This engine was originally supplied to Mr J T Parmell of Old Weston Grange, Huntington, during September 1907. Used for thrashing and haulage in the eastern counties until 1960. This engine was acquired from W and F Inskip of Clifton, Bedfordshire by the late Harry Wooding of Yardley Hastings, Northampton. Purchased by the present owner in April 1968 and attended many of the earlier Northleach shows from 1977.

Set up in 1976 to demonstrate Steam Sawing at Northleach Steam and Stationary Engine Show, the saw bench was restored by Colin Hatch and returned to full operation in September 2014, just in time for the Northleach Steam & Vintage Show where it was reported to be running more smoothly than ever :) Many of the original Northleach Steam Sawing Company operatives were at the show helping demonstrate just how well a steam saw bench could run. Powered in the video by a 1903 Burrell 6NHP Single Cly General Purpose Engine No. 2613 'Brenda', reg BJ 7694. New to Stone and Best, St Issey, Cornwall for contract threshing. By 1934 no 2613 was with well known engine dealers, George Thurlow & Sons in Suffolk. The last commercial owner was the Walsingham Estate in Norfolk. Laterly being used for Sawing. Now owned by the Shackell Family of Witney, Oxfordshire.

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