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Old 05-31-2019, 04:27:46 PM
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It has been a interesting couple of months "finding my legs" here at the Reynolds Alberta Museum, but it all became suddenly rewarding last week. After a cursory search of the collection, 1 tractor stood out more than it should, that being a little 11-22 Sawyer-Massey. There was numerous differences between it and the other 11-22 in the collection. After searching the files in our library, it became even more confusing to just exactly what was the year and model of this little tractor. The archives has it listed as a 11-22 / 1920?, or a 10-20?, originating from the Armada area of southern Alberta, but I could not find any evidence from other photographs to find an exact match to the tractor. I continued to research it further, not being convinced it was either model. The tractor is a complete original, with whats left of original paint (dark green) and stenciling. It has the Erd 4 cylinder engine, Kingston Model L-3 carb, K&W mag, 54" rear wheels, 21 x 8 flywheel, cone clutch and flat vertical fenders. With all these components it looks like a 11-22, however it has serial number of #4415, chain steering and no holes drilled in the frame sides for the cast builders plate. After reading the article in the Mar/Ap 2016 Antique Power magazine on S-M lightweight tractors, I contacted The Expert in all things S-M. Mr G, and after several emails we have concluded that it is indeed a 12-22 built near the end of 1917
According to parts books, and other documents, Sawyer-Massey stopped using the Waukesha motor at #4412, then switched to the Erd motor, making this potentially the 3rd 12-22 manufactured , marketed and sold in the Fall of 1917 as a 12-22.
As time, other priority projects and budgets allow, I hope to someday be able to bring this unique Canadian artifact back to life.

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Mr. M.,
You seem to have the world's best collection of Sawyer-Massey gas tractors. That one will make a great little tractor when back in operation.
Good luck with it.
Your new job might turn out to be a lotta fun?
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Congratulations on the new job Brian, when are you going to start laying track around that place?? Here’s a link to lots of earlier Sawyer mind melding from various guru’s all good valuable stuff. https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showt...assey+tractors When your done with the Sawyer there’s an Autocar truck needing attention, and a Linn and a Holt and a Cat 60 some Abell’s , a McDonald, a 110 , a Waterous, a Pitts, a Gould Shapley , a Bryan ,a......
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Davey,
Good thing he is still (moderately) young. He has a fair bit of work ahead of him!
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Agreed, old Stan Reynolds collected some very nice pcs. It would be nice to see more of it on the go. Mr Manning may be just the guy to get it done.
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I was so happy to hear that Brian took my place. He will find it never ending to study that collection and will continue to find those interesting items and dig into what they are and the other little Sawyer with the Waukesha engine will be another good challenge for him. I hope for Brian great success and that he has a blast! I know I did!
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Yes, there is a never ending supply of "must run" projects, a LOT more than I'll ever have time to do. I'm working on another steam project, and the history behind this little unit is quite a story. There is one other unit that needs to become part of the preserved collection, and Randy has already done a lot of the initial legwork on it already, just need to pick away at it 1 bit at a time. At least we don't have to waste any energy painting it

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Nice I’d like to share a little video of one we have running sounds to me same tractor https://share.icloud.com/photos/02Un...jyNQQYQhwtGXCw

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