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12-20 Emerson-Brantingham Tractor Accident


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Default 12-20 Emerson-Brantingham Tractor Accident

I picked up some old negatives and found a series of photos showing the filling in of a well and the E-B ended up going in too!

In the first photo, it appears that a stone boat full of stones has been brought to the well. The well can just be seen in the lower right.

The second photo shows two men using bars to get the big rock to the well. You can see the brick lining in the hole indicating that it is indeed a shallow well.
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Default Re: 12-20 Emerson-Brantingham Tractor Accident

Here's where it all went wrong. They were trying to straddle the hole with the tractor and were pulling a road grader to fill it with dirt when one of the rear wheels went in.
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Default Re: 12-20 Emerson-Brantingham Tractor Accident

Thanks for sharing!
I'll be honest though, I read your first post and looked at the first 2 pictures posted, and didn't see the 2nd post. So I was looking at that picture of the guys with that big rock in front of the well, and I'm thinking how in the world did that 12-20 fit down that well? HAHA, then I looked at your 2nd post, and it made a little more sense!
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That would have been quite the ride for the operator.
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I bet the driver wished the camera guy would go away.
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I think the horses were laughing.
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Was there anything more to the story - what it may have taken to get the tractor up out of the hole? Or is it still leaning above that well?
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Was there anything more to the story - what it may have taken to get the tractor up out of the hole? Or is it still leaning above that well?
Don't know anything more than the photos show. I got 16 negatives on eBay and they came from IN. There's a few photos showing some threshing with a Minneapolis thresher and a 20-40 Minneapolis tractor on the same farm. I would love to know if these tractors still exist.
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I asked Junkologist if he'd object to me giving those fabulous pictures some help.
He agreed so here are the results of some fast editing.
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