Goold Shapley & Muir Co.

Goold, Shapley & Muir’s 28-20 and 45-30 models, released in 1909, used two-cylinder engines, which were also built by G. S. & M. They had previously established themselves as gasoline engine builders. The 1916 Ideal kerosene tractor had traction wheel lugs that bore a great resemblance to Hart-Parr’s tractors. Ruggedness was a cardinal feature of G S & M tractors. The Ideal appears to have been greatly underrated since it was ordinarily unthinkable to hook a 15-30 tractor to a five-bottom plow. The G. S. & M. 12-24, offered in 1918, still featured the two-cylinder opposed engine but had a pair of exhaust stacks that gave a distinctive touch of class. The 12-24 Beaver, produced from 1918 to 1921, had a friction drive transmission that offered seven speeds forward or reverse.

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Goold, Shapley & Muir Company started in the tractor business in 1909. GS & M was proud of its tractors, particularly because they were entirely Canadian-built. By 1915, G. S. & M. was building a 15-25 “Ideal” kerosene tractor. A new “Ideal” appeared in 1917 and attracted a lot of attention at the Brandon Plowing Demonstrations that year G. S. & M.’s last heavyweight model was this 12-24 tractor offered in 1918. From 1918 to 1921 they produced their 12-24 Beaver tractor. Goold, Shapley & Muir quit the tractor business about 1922. Accurate information is not available, but indications are that the Great Depression of the 1930s finished off the company.


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15-25 Ideal


Ideal 15-30


12-24 Beaver


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