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Old 11-09-2007, 07:19:02 PM
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Photo Uncle Sam Tractor

Last weekend, I was out at the national Toy Show in Dyersville, IA. One toy maker had a prototype of an Uncle Sam Tractor that he started working on. It is unknown if it will every see production, but who knows...It was shown by Lone Tree Creek of South Dakota.

Anyone have a photo of the real thing?

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Old 11-09-2007, 09:36:45 PM
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Here is an original ad for an Uncle Sam from an early 1920's Tractor and Gas Engine Review Magazine.

It would be neat if that toy went into production. I'd like to have one.
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I ran across this while looking at old gas engine review magazines on google.
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Do any Uncle Sam tractors still exist, or did they all go to War for the "real" Uncle Sam back in the '40's?
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A friend of ours dad owns the Uncle Sam tractor that this model was patterned after. He is currently in the process of restoring it, I just machined a couple of parts for it this last week-end. One of his biggest problems is no one seems to have ever seen one of these tractors so he has no clue of the color and paint scheme. Seems there are people out there who have heard of Uncle Sams but no one has ever seen one.
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Any chance you could get some photos of the tractor to post on here? Do you know any history of it, and how complete it is?

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The 1921 Farm mechanics had an article on overhauling the Uncle Sam and a few nice ads. Probably the most intriguing thing about them though, was they were supposed to have come with an upholstered seat.
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I might have something in a book that has a more substantial writeup, I seem to recall an article or two. I haven't seen a color picture of one I can recall though. There is also an interesting looking article on ebay right now, and another ad that sold on ebay a while back I attached.

http://ebay.com/itm/K449-1919-Lg-TITAN-UNCLE-SAM-Tractor-Article-Pictures-2-Articles-On-2-Pages-/330692293446


Also, check out this scan from the Nebraska test archives . You might try contacting them as they just might have a color brochure from test #64 if one was submitted with the test tractor.
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Default Re: Uncle Sam Tractor

I looked when I got home and I found two writeups of note on the Uncle Sam in my collection. Bill Vossler's "More Orphan Tractors" has a small writeup with ad reprints on two pages. Belt Pulley vol 21 no 3 May/June 2008 has a huge writeup on the company history by Tom Collins with a great deal of information. The one thing it lacks though is a color photo or even an indication of color. between the two though, there are some good views showing badging and locations for various models.
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I'll try and get some pictures if I make it over to his place. I personally haven't seen the tractor, but I've heard about it from several people. Seems as though it is pretty complete, but completely torn apart right now. I've machined a few small parts for him, when he comes to pick them up, I'll quiz him up a little on the tractor's history. Sounds like it has sat in Montana most' if not all of it's life. Thanks everyone for the replys.
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