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Tank at Beardmores

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Tank at Beardmores

A tank built by William Beardmore & Co during the First World War.

Beardmore had become a major warship builder and naval armaments manufacturer before the war, and the range of weapons and munitions produced at the firm's vast Parkhead Forge expanded rapidly after 1914. Among other things, the company built fifty tanks. The pedrail shoes (the treads) for the tanks were manufactured at Parkhead and the rest of the work was completed at the firm's Dalmuir works.

Reference: 1530.95.182

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

engineering, engineers, First World War, Parkhead Forge, pedrail shoes, tank tracks, tanks, William Beardmore & Co

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