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Townsend Tractor Firsthand History


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There was one on a farm west or northwest of Chicago, but it was called a Bower City tractor, I think.
There is a 30-60 in Rollag.
For the record the 25-50 and 30-60 are the same physical size.
This is the 25-50 that came to Wisconsin from the Oscar sale.
Ken Eder bought it at the Chet Krause sale.
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There was a 25-50 Townsend sold at a Hillpipre Auction near Independence Iowa in 1976 or 1977. Oscar Cook bought a Galloway Tractor there and there was a Gray Wide Drive Drum Tractor there also.
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Some info on the Townsend Tractor Co from a previous FarmCollector article:
https://www.farmcollector.com/tracto...-zmlz13sepzbea


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There are some interesting tidbits in that article. Thank you for posting it. Seems to explain the Bower City name as well. Interesting.
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Yes, good article, I wondered if they were all chain steer but the article cleared that right up.
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This is the Bower City 10-20(?) owned by John Tysse.
These are old photos taken under difficult conditions so it may look different now.
The exhaust nozzle is visible in the second photo.......same as a steam engine.
Earlier Townsends had chain steer and were easy to handle.
Not so with the "updated" auto steer with worm and sector gears.
Many have remarked how good the gearing is on these old tractors.
If they have auto steering that's why........talk about miserable *(*&^^%#$%^* things to steer.......
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Threshing with a Townsend gas tractor



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvefLFpwtNk
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That tractor looks like it has McCormick- Deering front wheels on it, maybe the axle also?
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That tractor looks like it has McCormick- Deering front wheels on it, maybe the axle also?
I noticed that.From a 10-20,15-30,22-36 or maybe a W30?
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That tractor looks like it has McCormick- Deering front wheels on it, maybe the axle also?
...and a titan carb and air cleaner?
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One thing the townsend operator always needs to keep in mind is if that cooling pump quits the cylinders emediatly empty out and she will get hotter'n a 2 dollar pistol in no time at all--------- the disadvantage of having all the coolant below the cylinders.
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