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I would like to know how many 25-50 tractors exist?
I have six complete tractors listed, but one or more may be duplicates. Robert Pence photographed one at a show in 1962 owned by John Rhodes of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, but I don't know where this one is now. I also have a photo of one at Pioneer Acres, Alberta (see below), but not sure who owns this one as I visited the museum earlier this year and it wasn't on display there. Maybe you can help me out here, as I see you are from Alberta?

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David, Jack Rhodes still has the one in Beaver Dam, Wi.
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There are the 5 Minnies dug up in a Montana field a number of years ago. They are far from complete but they are in good hands and are slowly being resurrected. As you can imagine there is a lot of work to rebuild something like this. Just like eating an elephant...One bite at a time and it will be finished. Hope I don't overstep here but there is some speculation as to all 5 being 25-50's. Farm Motor was brought up but I don't know the difference besides the Farm Motor was the fore runner of the 25-50. I may never see these running but at least they cast a shadow and as we have seen here "Wendell" if it casts a shadow it can be restored.
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Default Re: Official Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company Thread

I am sorry that i cant be of any help identifying the tractor in the picture. Where are the rest of the 25-50 tractors located?
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Mehmke Collection, Great Falls Montana
Pioneer Acres, Alberta Canada
Crosby North Dakota
Stuhr Museum, Grand Island Nebraska
Diebold Collection, Roxbury Conneticut
and the one in Wisconsin

5 carcass dug up in Montana and now in Illinois Owners said there may be a Farm Motor (predates the 25-50) I the 5

Does that sound about right David?
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Default Re: Official Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company Thread

there is also a 25-50 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan in storage at the western development museum
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How tall are the rear wheels on the 25-50's. I think might we have set of cut offs that the bands look like new and so do the lugs. They are not the same as Ed's 35-70 here in Oklahoma.
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there is also a 25-50 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan in storage at the western development museum
You're absolutely right - I saw it a few months ago too, and completely forgot about it!

Can I ask what your interest is in this model of Minnie? Do you have one of yourself, or did your family used to farm with one?

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Rear wheels on the 25-50 model are 85 inches tall and 24 inches wide.
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So when was the first Minneapolis Threshing Machine gas traction engine built? I know what most sources say, but I found this tonight- in 1901! Lower right hand corner, called a traction gasoline engine. Anyone have a 1901 catalog?
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?q...=search;num=36
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That pot is for oil. There are lines from it to various points on the chassis that get lubricated. At least that is what the ones on the steam traction engines are for.

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There's two more 25-50s not on that list. Jerred rubles and another man in Canada has one. I'm friends with him on Facebook and I'll try to find his name.
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I have six complete tractors listed, but one or more may be duplicates. Robert Pence photographed one at a show in 1962 owned by John Rhodes of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, but I don't know where this one is now. I also have a photo of one at Pioneer Acres, Alberta (see below), but not sure who owns this one as I visited the museum earlier this year and it wasn't on display there. Maybe you can help me out here, as I see you are from Alberta?

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David, I sent you a PM which I think explains the 25-50 you have pictured.
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I won't share his name because I'm not sure if he wants that out there. But it's in Alberta. Here's a pic.
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What beautiful original tractors. I would take that look over paint any day.
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Who were the agents for MTMCO products in Canada in particular Ontario?.I know the Waterloo MFG Company sold the Twin City and Minneapolis Moline Lines.Did they also sell MTMCO aswell?
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I am looking for oiler drive chain Minnie 12 feed on 35 70

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Is their anybody keeping records for MTMCO products and what are the production numbers for the gas tractors in particular the cross motor tractors? also how many of each model of gas tractor has survived or known to have survived
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