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The American Farm
Early Wagon Train

During the colonial period of America's history, the British Crown carved land
up into huge chunks, which it granted to private companies or individuals.
These grantees divided the land further and sold it to others. When we
gained independence from England in 1783, America's Founding
Fathers needed to develop a new system of land distribution.
They agreed that all unsettled lands would come under the
authority of the federal government, which could then
sell it for $2.50 an acre or $6.25 a hectare which is
about 40% larger than a acre.

The revolution in agriculture, paralleling that in manufacturing after the
Civil War, involved a shift from rough hand labor to machine farming,
from subsistence to commercial agriculture. Farm machines were
built in rapid succession: the threshing machine, the reaper
thresher or combine and the automatic wire binder.

Mechanical planters, cutters, huskers and shellers appeared, as did cream
separators, manure spreaders, potato planters, poultry incubators,
hay driers, hit & miss engines, farm tractors and hundreds
of other innovative inventions, helping produce the
American Farmer of today.


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Toplands & Double D Living History Farm

Annual June Antique Tractors & Farm Equipment Show
( Admission Free )

Dudley  Diebold's  Toplands  Farm
102 Painter Hill Rd, Roxbury, Ct.

Double D Living History Farm maintains the
largest collection of restored antique
tractors and farm equipment
in the Northeast.
View Toplands Farm & D & D's Living History Info




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Western Connecticut Antique Farm Tractor
StoneBoat Pull'n WebPage Link
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( TTG 1950 Oliver 77 Bethlehem Fair 2016 )


TTG 2017 Antique Tractor Pull'n Video Page Here


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Farm Find Saved From The Scrap Yard
( owner was about to scrap it in minutes )
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1935 International C-30, 1 ½ Ton, Flat Head 6 Cyl
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( *Gasket Set: Only Source Found )

Connecticut Yankee Chapter
of the Antique Truck Club of America

Bethlehem  Fairgrounds,  Bethlehem,  Ct.
( TTG drove the 1935 International C-30 to the show )




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Old Iron Gets A Second Chance
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Another Barn Find by TTG
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1938 Oliver 99 4 Cylinder Gas

The Oliver 99 four cylinder tractor was produced from 1937
until 1953. The origin of this tractor began in 1930 when
the new Oliver Farm Equipment Co. introduced
the Oliver/Hart-Parr 18-27, 18-28 and the
28-44 models of tractors. The 99 has
its roots in the 28-44, Oliver's
largest tractor at that
time.
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Revive'n Old Iron

1950 Oliver 77 - 1948 To 1954 Tractors
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The Fleetlines 1947 to 1954
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In 1855, James Oliver of Mishiwaka, Indiana bought ¼
interest in a small foundry outside of South Bend.
In 1857, he received his first patent for his
chilled plow. This chilled plow had a
very hard outer skin and was
able to scour in heavy,
sticky soils.

In the 1920's, Oliver began experimenting with a tractor
of their own. The result was the Oliver Chilled Plow
Tractor. Only one example of this tractor is
known to exist today.

The Oliver Farm Equipment Co. was formed in 1929
after the merger of Hart-Parr Tractor Works,
Nichols & Shepard, Oliver Chilled Plow
Works, & American Seeding Co. This
company could now supply the
farmer with a tractor, till-
age tools, planting tools
and harvesting
machines.

In 1944 The Oliver Farm Equipment Company
became the Oliver Corporation.

1935 Thru 1975
Oliver Tractor's Serial & Production Numbers & More
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The Hart-Parr Tractor
Introduced In 1901

* A National Historic Mechanical
Engineering Landmark
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( AMSE International, May 18th, 1996, Charles City, Iowa )

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1st Row Crop Tractor Ever Built

Hart-Parr is also credited with introducing the word
"Tractor" into the English language.

Charles W. Hart and Charles H. Parr met as mechanical
engineering students in 1892 at the University of
Wisconsin in Madison. Their mutual interest
in the development of the internal com-
bustion engine led them to a joint,
extra credit project to produce
an internal combustion
engine.

In fact, they produced five engines and graduated with
honors. They found some financial backing, incor-
porated and built a small factory in Madison
to produce stationary engines. These were
designed to run on gasoline. According
to Hart-Parr records, about 1,200
stationary engines were built
at their Madison factory.

By 1900, production had exceeded their factory space
and Hart wanted to build a traction engine that
could pull a plow. They needed more capital
and a larger factory. This they found in
Charles City, Iowa, Hart's birthplace.
Charles Hart's father interested
local business men in backing
the new factory. On July
5th, 1901, this was the
1st factory to begin
producing farm
tractors.

1901 Thru 1937
Hart-Parr Tractor's Serial & Production Numbers & More
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1938 Cockshutt Hart-Parr 99 Tractor                      1940 Chockshutt 99 Tractor

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Cockshutt 50 Standard Tractor                                Cockshutt 50 Deluxe Tractor
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In 1946, Cockshutt began making the first line of modern farm tractors
manufactured in Canada. The origins of the company's agricultural
business can be traced to the 1870's operated by the Cockshutt
family. In November, 1960 White Motor Corporation of
Cleveland, Ohio, a truck manufacturer, acquired
Oliver Corporation as a wholly-owned
subsidiary. White also acquired
Cockshutt Farm Equipment
of Canada in February,
1962, and made a
subsidiary of
Oliver.

After a prolonged bankruptcy proceeding, the White
Motor Corp. was purchased by AGCO in 1991.

1935 Thru 1962
Cockshutt Tractor's Serial & Production Numbers & More
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* An ASME Historic Mechanical Engineering Site
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    ( AMSE International, March 15th, 2003, La Porte, Indiana )

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1931 Advance~Rumely 6a Tractor 6 Cyl. Gasoline

The machinery manufacturing company that bore the
Rumely name for nearly 77 years had its beginning
in 1853 when Meinrad Rumely, a mechanic by
trade, settled in La Porte, Indiana, after im-
migrating from Germany to the United
States at age 25. He persuaded his
brother John to join him in
partnership to start a
repair shop.

The Rumely brothers started producing threshers and
later moved on to steam engines. The first internal
combustion tractor at the company was the
OilPull, launched in 1910, with an oil
cooled engine.

A 1911 merger with the Advance Thresher Company
changed the name to Advance~Rumely. In the
late 1920s, Advance~Rumely attempted
to enter the market for smaller
tractors with the DoAll
& the 6A, but had
difficulties.

Allis-Chalmers purchased Advance~Rumely in 1931
and stopped production of all models by 1936.

1885 Thru 1936
Rumely Co. OilPull's Serial & Production Numbers & More
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Wow ! Another Barn Find by TTG
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When the John Deere Company "New Generation" tractors
were introduced on Aug. 30, 1960, in Dallas, Texas, it
was a groundbreaking event.

Why? Because the New Generation tractors didn't exhibit
the usual "evolutionary" modifications of new models.
Instead, these were truly "revolutionary" tractors.
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( 1951 Minneapolis-Moline UTU Standard Tractor )

Minneapolis-Moline was a large tractor and machinery
producer based in Minnesota. It was the product
of a merger between these three companies
in 1929: Minneapolis Steel & Machinery,
Minneapolis Threshing Machine,
and Moline Plow.

It was headquartered in Hopkins, MN and had plants
on Lake Street at Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis,
MN, in Hopkins, MN, and Moline, IL. It was
acquired by the White Motor Company
in 1963 and the brand name was
dropped in 1974.
TTG Minneapolis-Moline UTU Tractor Refurb Here

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In 1919, the Nebraska Legislature passed a bill requiring
that any agricultural tractor sold in the state must
have its advertised performance claims verified
by a board of three engineers. The Nebraska
Tractor Test Laboratory was established
in 1920 in response to the Nebraska
Tractor Test Act of 1919.

The legislature established a facility for tractor testing
on the east campus of the University of Nebraska at
Lincoln, to ensure that tractor manufacturers
met their advertised claims of the new
tractors performance.

The first tractor successfully tested in the lab in 1920 was
a John Deere Waterloo Boy. Today it remains the
only tractor testing museum in the world.
It is also still the only complete
tractor test laboratory in
the world.

A List of over 90 Years of
University of Nebraska Tractor Tests
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It has been only a couple generations ago that the Hit & Miss engine
promoted the explosion of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of engine manufacturers sprang up
all over the civilized world. These engines were a boon to
farmers and industrialists alike. The farmer with the
purchase of just one small engine could now run
his cream separator, wood saw, butter churn,
corn sheller, feed grinder, gristmill and
pump water. Everything from small
shops to factories could be run
on these engines now.

Nothing today sounds quite like a Hit & Miss popping along at
a show or country fair. Let's hope these relics of the past
will be here for our future generations to enjoy.
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The Tractor Guy's are members of the
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CAMA Spring Power-Up 2016

31 Kent Cornwall Road, Kent, Ct.

We invite you to become a member of the
Connecticut Antique Machinery Association.
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Next CAMA Event

2018 Spring Power-Up
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Tekonsha P3 #90195 Electric Trailer Brake Controller
( Cequent Group Electrical Division, Tekonsha, Michigan, USA )
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Wanted
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Sno-Thro series snowblowers built 1964 - 1978 Here .pdf

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