Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Antique Engine Community > Small Air Cooled Gasoline Engines > Garden Tractors and Mowers
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Garden Tractors and Mowers Vintage lawn and garden tractors, mowers, snow blowers, snowmobiles and other old machinery that is driven by small air cooled engines.

Garden Tractors and Mowers

Help! What is this 1920`s tractor?


this thread has 10 replies and has been viewed 3130 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-03-2010, 04:50:00 PM
RustySteele RustySteele is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Posts: 487
Thanks: 818
Thanked 416 Times in 194 Posts
Default Help! What is this 1920`s tractor?

I can`t find any info on this anywhere. It is missing the engine, which I also need to know what it was. The engine powers the upper shaft, which is chain drive to the lower shaft and clutch by the gear box in the front. It looks to have a forward and reverse transmission, which drives a cut down Ford Model T rear end. The drive wheels are 31" diameter, and the wheels are only 19 1/2" outside width. Parts of it look to be homemade, but it has too many special castings and is too well made to not be factory made. I would love to hear from ANYONE who has any info on what this could be and what the correct engine is for it. Thank You!

Last edited by Mike in NC; 08-03-2010 at 05:44:26 PM. Reason: deleted dead photo links
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-03-2010, 04:57:55 PM
RustySteele RustySteele is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Posts: 487
Thanks: 818
Thanked 416 Times in 194 Posts
Default Here are the pictures of my tractor in the previous post.

I hope the pictures come through this time.[IMG][IMG]100_9086[/IMG][/IMG]

---------- Post added at 04:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:55 PM ----------

I didn`t think that I was this much a computer illiterate, but if anyone has any suggestions on how to get 48Kilobyte pictures on here, please let me know!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-03-2010, 05:45:16 PM
Mike in NC's Avatar
Mike in NC Mike in NC is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Mountains of North Carolina, USA
Posts: 1,478
Thanks: 2,058
Thanked 472 Times in 291 Posts
Default Re: Here are the pictures of my tractor in the previous post.

Check PM's.
__________________
Mike Murphy Mike & Jen's Old Engines
SmokStak Member #28
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mike in NC For This Post:
  #4  
Old 08-03-2010, 07:12:53 PM
Heller D. Davis Heller D. Davis is online now
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Davenport, Florida USA
Posts: 508
Thanks: 1,713
Thanked 267 Times in 191 Posts
Default Re: Help! What is this 1920`s tractor?

A picture would be worth a lot. Probably could get some help then.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Heller D. Davis For This Post:
  #5  
Old 08-04-2010, 09:08:16 AM
badboy1950 badboy1950 is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Rochester, Massachusetts USA
Posts: 226
Thanks: 410
Thanked 161 Times in 94 Posts
Photo Re: Help! What is this 1920`s tractor?

i will try to post rustys photos
Dan
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_908[1].jpg
Views:	372
Size:	70.8 KB
ID:	84301   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_908[2].jpg
Views:	292
Size:	103.3 KB
ID:	84302   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_909[1].jpg
Views:	279
Size:	66.1 KB
ID:	84303   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_909[2].jpg
Views:	258
Size:	59.4 KB
ID:	84304  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to badboy1950 For This Post:
  #6  
Old 08-04-2010, 09:51:01 PM
Dave Wight Dave Wight is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: huntsville. ontario, canada
Posts: 244
Thanks: 221
Thanked 80 Times in 72 Posts
Default Re: Help! What is this 1920`s tractor?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rustysteele View Post
I can`t find any info on this anywhere. It is missing the engine, which I also need to know what it was. The engine powers the upper shaft, which is chain drive to the lower shaft and clutch by the gear box in the front. It looks to have a forward and reverse transmission, which drives a cut down Ford Model T rear end. The drive wheels are 31" diameter, and the wheels are only 19 1/2" outside width. Parts of it look to be homemade, but it has too many special castings and is too well made to not be factory made. I would love to hear from ANYONE who has any info on what this could be and what the correct engine is for it. Thank You!
there is a possible chance that you may have one of the BEEMAN garden tractors made in Minneapolis,Mn yours may be the jr,it used the b/s2.5x2.5vertical 1cylinder, carb was a tillotson. hope tis helps lots of luck. dave
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Dave Wight For This Post:
  #7  
Old 08-04-2010, 10:11:57 PM
RustySteele RustySteele is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Posts: 487
Thanks: 818
Thanked 416 Times in 194 Posts
Default Re: Help! What is this 1920`s tractor?

Thanks to Mike and Dan for offering to get my pictures posted! Dave, I also thought at first that it may be a Beeman Jr., but the drive train is entirely different and my engine sits in the back, not the front like the Jr. I hope someone can put a name on this, it is one of the weirder tractors I have and I`d love to know what I have, and what engine i have to look for to go in it. Thanks for everyone`s help!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-04-2010, 10:16:47 PM
Austen's Avatar
Austen Austen is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Washington, USA
Posts: 393
Thanks: 132
Thanked 97 Times in 73 Posts
Default Re: Help! What is this 1920`s tractor?

That is really neat.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Austen For This Post:
  #9  
Old 08-05-2010, 02:38:12 PM
badboy1950 badboy1950 is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Rochester, Massachusetts USA
Posts: 226
Thanks: 410
Thanked 161 Times in 94 Posts
Default Re: Help! What is this 1920`s tractor?

the handles made with pipe and fittings, what's up with that ?
is it a home made rig ?
Dan
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-05-2010, 06:03:40 PM
RustySteele RustySteele is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Posts: 487
Thanks: 818
Thanked 416 Times in 194 Posts
Default Re: Help! What is this 1920`s tractor?

I`m pretty sure that it is factory made. There are a lot of castings in this, such as some of the pipe handle brackets. Unless the farmer had a pattern maker, foundry, and tinsmith at his disposal, I would say that it isn`t homemade. It looks like it would have been an expensive tractor in it`s time, which might explain why there aren`t many around.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-10-2010, 07:56:30 PM
Dave Wight Dave Wight is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: huntsville. ontario, canada
Posts: 244
Thanks: 221
Thanked 80 Times in 72 Posts
Default Re: Help! What is this 1920`s tractor?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rustysteele View Post
I`m pretty sure that it is factory made. There are a lot of castings in this, such as some of the pipe handle brackets. Unless the farmer had a pattern maker, foundry, and tinsmith at his disposal, I would say that it isn`t homemade. It looks like it would have been an expensive tractor in it`s time, which might explain why there aren`t many around.
rusty if u ever get it figured out as to what breed that tractor is let us know. thanx dave
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Olin Garden Tractor (1918, 1920) Russell Collins Garden Tractors and Mowers 2 01-18-2017 02:27:55 AM
JT Crawler tractor Cleveland, OH 1920? Rene Elliott Antique Steel Wheel Tractors - Old Iron Lugs and Cleats 5 12-07-2011 11:05:43 PM
What is a 1920 IHC 6hp worth? wydiver Hit & Miss Gas Engine Discussion 10 03-02-2009 08:24:19 PM
Parts for 1920 IHC M 6 HP PCotton Hit & Miss Gas Engine Discussion 2 11-16-2006 05:30:43 PM
1920 Minneapolis 20hp steam tractor Blake Hancock Steam Stationary Engines, Traction Engines 3 09-07-2003 07:57:04 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:44:47 PM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2019 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277