Special equipment: a traction engine agricultural.

Made by the “Ruston, Proctor and Company” (Lincoln, England, 1896). This vehicle was found by Peter Korsel in September 2008 at the abandoned farm in Sweden. Dimensions: 3.5 X 1.4 X 2.1 m. The exhibit was not restored. The wheels with a diameter of 1220 mm and 820 mm have grown halfway to the ground, and rust has eaten a part of the body, however, bronze cranes, carving and even a glass water level tube have been preserved in perfect condition.

Delivered to the Museum of Vadim Zadorozhny in 2008, Moscow.

Ruston, Proctor and Company was established in Lincoln, England in 1857, and were manufacturers of steam tractors and engines. They later became Rustons and then Ruston & Hornsby. It is now a subsidiary of Siemens.

The firm was started as millwrights and implement manufacturers ‘Burton & Proctor’ by James Toyne Proctor and Theophilus Burton in Lincoln in 1840. Joseph Ruston became a partner in the company in 1857 by buying Burton’s share and the company changed name to Ruston, Proctor & Co. and grew to become a major agricultural engineering firm.

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