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Thread: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

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    Digger65
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    Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

    From bits of info gathered so far Marshalls released the 626 trailed combine in May 1952,.......... soon after they made a couple of prototype self propelled combines by sticking another engine on the 626 to drive a set of land wheels, these were tested on Lincolnshire farms in 1955/6 summer. The engines were Ford 204e 1700cc petrol, same engine was fitted into Ford Consul??. ..... The self propelled apparently never got off the ground and the idea was soon shelved.

    I have a friend who is an old combine enthusiast/restorer and his current restoration job will hopefully be completed in the next few months and all things being well the next one in line for his attention will be a Marshall 626 self propelled combine.

    So is there anyone on the forum that saw one of the self propelled or knows someone that may have had some involvement with them. Also would anyone happen to have a manual or maybe a parts book for the 626 that could be borrowed/copied?...
    This old girl is in apretty poor state and any photos and written information will help when fabricating missing parts to get them looking as near to the original as possible.He is aware that the Lincoln Rural life Museum has a 626 trailed tanker so a trip to Lincoln with tape measure and notepad is always an option

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    Blue Max
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

    I went to Robert Crawford's at Frithville quite a few years ago now. He had a twin engined Marshall combine rotting away in the nettles. It would be interesting to see how much is left now!

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    Track Marshall
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.


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    Digger65
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

    Thanks Blue Max....... I rang them this afternoon but the chap couldn’t help me but said he would pass my enquiry on to Robert Crawford........be interesting to know what it was.

    Track Marshall.......I will pass that link on to my friend

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    Digger65
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

    Hopefully a few pics........just in case you have seen one and not realised what it was.







    not a lot left in here


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    ReidyNZ
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger65 View Post
    Hopefully a few pics........just in case you have seen one and not realised what it was.







    not a lot left in here


    Restorers dream

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    john63
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

    Crikey! There really isn't a lot left. :cry:

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    Sussex Martin
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

    Don't tell Lee or Clive or they'll want it.

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    barleymow
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

    Looks like that one ended up here
    http://www.i-bidder.com/en-gb/auctio...66/lot-1595676

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    Col the Ox
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

    If i were the owner, i would be after having a word with Ron Knight!

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    Track Marshall
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.


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    tw15
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

    We went to vist r h crawford this year when we went up to cereals a brilliant collection and mr crawford was very helpfull and showed us around his collection its a jaw dropping sight .His knowledge of the history of each piece was amazing if anyone is that way give him a call you wont be disapointed thats for sure.

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    Ploughpen
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

    Hope this picture (if it has attached) of a self propelled Marshall combine working in the Lothians around 1945 or 46 is of interest

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    FarmerStan
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

    Isn't that the 626 that was sold recently near market rasen?
    If it is then it's come from Crawford's yard!

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    Digger65
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    Re: Marshall Sons & co Ltd, Engineers, Gainsborough, England.

    Col the OX..........Ron Knight is on the case.


    Track Marshall.....I will pass that link on ........thank’s


    Ploughpen..........interesting picture, will take it and show him over the weekend.

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