Tuesday, January 26, 2016

One Of A Kind 1913 Elgin Tractor

This unique tractor was on display last summer at the American Thresherman Show at Pinckneyville.  The owner purchased it from the descendants of the original owner and he was careful to put it back in operating condition without hurting the tractor's barn-fresh patina.  The transmission is a friction drive system reminiscent of the Heider Tractor's system, but it is laid out differently.  There are a few Heiders out there in the world, but there is only one Elgin. I hope it is back next August so I can see it operating.

I should have included this photo in the slide show:

1 comment:

Merle Morrison said...

I couldn't see where the horsepower was given. Did I miss it on the placard?