Front-end Loader, fitted to a Fordson E27N; I Baker & Sons (Foundry Engineers) L...


Front-end Loader, fitted to a Fordson E27N

About this object

This front-end loader was donated to the Thornbury Vintage Tractor Club by the Thornbury School in the 1990s. It was used in the playground at the school but in its derelict state, and with new health and safety laws, it was deemed to be unsafe. At the time, the front-end loader was on a different Fordson tractor than it is current attached to.

It was restored to working condition and fitted to a similar tractor, the Fordson Model E27N, by Ian Ward in 2012.

The front-end loader is an early example of this type of agricultural machinery and is interesting because it works off a wire rope. While today front-end loaders are common, in the mid-20th century this front-end loader was rare and well-sort after.


I Baker & Sons (Foundry Engineers) Ltd

Maker Role


Date Made




Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Berkshire, Compton

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, steel
inorganic, processed material, metal, cast iron


h 2100 mm x w 1320 mm x l 3200 mm

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

Machinery and Tools

Object Type



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