Marshall's drawings

Gainsborough Heritage Association is the custodian of the Marshall's Drawing Collection. These include traction engines, road rollers, some steamrollers and a few portables. The Centre has over 10,000 Marshall drawings in the collection and are currently working hard to catalogue the collection. This is a massive task being undertaken by the Centre's team of volunteers.

If you require any information about a specific machine please contact us and the staff will search through the drawings the Centre has already catalogued and let you know if the archives have the particular drawing. If staff subsequently locate drawings that the Centre has had an enquiry about then the staff will be in touch. The Centre has a dedicated enquiry line for drawings by email on marshalls@gainsboroughheritage.com or visit the contacts page for further details.

If you would like us to search for drawings of your machine, the Centre requires the model name of your machine and horse-power and/or the drawing number from the build sheet. The Centre can arrange to have copies made of the drawings the Centre holds within the archive for a fee. 

If you do not have a build sheet for your machine then they can be bought from R H Crawford & Son who have an extensive collection of build sheets for traction engines, steam traction engines and road rollers. For boilers, stationary engines, threshing machines, tractors, that were exported then please contact the Museum of English Rural Life.

Drawing Lists

The Centre has two drawing lists currently available. These are lists of drawings the Centre has available for these machines, each one has the drawing number, date of the drawing and a description of the drawing. They are not build sheets.

A Few Examples

Here are a few examples of Marshall's drawings that the Centre has in it's collection.

  • 2/3 Type ‘Allen’ Scarifier to Marshall 10-ton Road Roller. 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1915, 1920.
  • 20 h.p., 25 h.p. and 30 h.p. Britannia Boiler. 1907, 1911, 1927.
  • No 20 Trent Type Vertical X-Tube Boiler. 1938, 1940, 1947.
  • Tandem Diesel Roller. 1955.
  • KLE Engine. 1936.
  • ‘Gainsboro’ Light Traction Engine. 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1925, 1931, 1933.
  • 4’ 6” S.M. Thresher. 1942.
  • 6-8, 10, and 12 ton Road Rollers. 1922, 1925, 1935 and 1938.
  • 8 Ton Road Roller
  • 5, 6, 7 and 8 ton Tandem Rollers from 1922, 1923 and 1924.
  • 6 ton Tandem Rollers. 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925 and 1926.
  • 10 ton Tandem Road Roller
  • 6-7 h.p. Compound Traction Engine. 1898, 1901, 1902.
  • ‘S’ Compound Traction 14-16-ton Road Rollers
  • ‘S’ Tractions. 1918, 1919, 1920.
  • 8 h.p. S.C. Traction Engine. 1902, 1910, 1920, 1922, 1924.
  • 6 h.p. Compound Traction Engine I-G. 1895, 1898, 1899, 1902.
  • 6 h.p.. S. C. Traction Engine. 1902, 1903, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1919.
  • 6-7 h.p. Traction Engine - 14/16-ton Road Roller. 1908, 1909, 1922, 1924, 1926.

Marshall's Ledgers

The Centre has the Sales Ledgers for Marshall's Diesel Engine Road Rollers. Some of the dates the Centre has are as follows:

  • Nov 6 1936 to Nov 8th 1943. 87970-89646. 2-ton petrol, 2.5 ton petrol, 4-ton petrol, 5-ton petrol, 9-ton petrol, 2-ton diesel, 3-ton diesel.
  • Nov 10th 1943 to Oct 27th 1944. 89647 - 90049. 8-ton utility, 9.75-ton utility.
  • Oct 30th 1944 to Oct 26th 1946. 90042 - 90911. 8-ton utility, 10-ton UD for India, 10-ton utility, 6-ton TSP, 7-ton TSP,  8-ton TSP, 10-ton TSP, 8-ton UP.
  • Oct 28th 1946  to Dec 20th 1949. 90920 - 91889. 6-ton TSP, 8-ton TSP, 10-ton TSP, 8-ton India Store Dept, 10-ton India Store Dept.
  • Dec 22nd 1949 to May 30th 1952. 91954 - 92700. 8-ton TSP.
  • Jun 6th 1952  to Nov 5th 1953. 92671 -93108.
  • Nov 6th 1953 to July 12th 1955. 93110 - 93578.
  • Mar 22nd 1956  to Feb 22nd 1957. 93731 - 93969. Junior Tandem.
  • Feb 22nd 1957 to Oct 21st 1958.
  • June 9th 1959 to August 2nd 1962. 94522 - 95472. Junior Tandem, 6/8-ton Tandem, 7/9-ton Tandem, Highywayman, Highwayman Mark II, Highwayman Mark II prototype I, Highwayman 2 prototype type II, Prototype Tandem 508.
  • Aug 27th 1962 to Apr 3rd 1965. 96175 - 96899. Junior Tandem, 6/8-ton Tandem, 7/9-ton Tandem,
  • Apr 5th 1965 to Dec 21st 1966. 96175 - 96899. 8-12-ton prototype, 12-ton twin disc prototype, MPS prototype.
  • Dec 21st 1966 to Aug 21st 1968. 96901 - 97379.
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