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Album of Photographs entitled "Oil Engined Tractors and "Tanks", William Foster & Co Ltd, Lincoln, 1912-1944"

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  • ChrisG 22-April-2012 20:38:15

    These are MarkIV tanks being built. Down the centre of the workshop can be seen the petrol tractor chassis being readied to be fitted into the tanks. On the crane at the back of the photo, driven by a Munitionette, it looks like a chassis is about to be fitted to the tank at top left of the photo. on the front left tank chalk marks can be seen around some hole positions to remind the riveter that bolts will be fitted through those holes for internal fitments.

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Reference Name RIGBY/1

Principally illustrates the development of the Foster tank, 1915-1918.
Also Foster ploughing tractor for Brazil (with caterpillar track), 1913;
Foster-Daimler tractor (used for hauling Howitzer guns in the defence of Paris), 1915;
12" gun for defence of Paris, 1915;
Destruction of a Zeppelin, undated.

Date: 1912-1944

Repository: Lincolnshire Archives [057]

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