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Old 03-18-2005, 08:44:25 PM
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Can enyone tell me the significance of the brass tag engines as apossed to the regular steel tag ones.
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Depends on where the brass tag is located.
If it's on the side cover it doesn't mean much dollar wise.
If it's the BIG brass tag located just below the gas filler opening the difference is $$$....quite a FEW $$$$$ actually.
I HAD one of those...................
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The reason that there is a difference I believe is when the Waterloo plant built the engines they placed the big brass tag on the back of the base of the engine, then when John Deere began to build them, they switched to the small tag on the plate that bolts to the side of the engine under the mag. I had a 1925 John deere that had the brass tag on the base and on the plate it said manufactured by Waterloo. The later engines say built by John Deere.
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Heres a pict. of mine.BobRR
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hi, the brass tag on the base models were the early years of john deere production. these tags were used from 1922 till late 1924. the tags were purchased from an outside source with the serial number engraved and the other information was stamped at the factory. these engines are considered more desirable by many collectors, i feel, because they are the oldest of all the deeres. they were used only on the 3 h.p. and 1 1/2 h.p. as the 6 h.p. did not go into production till 1926. these tags were also used on the later waterloo boy engines. after john deere bought out waterloo in 1918 and continued the waterloo boy lines and then later built the "h" and "K" models these serial numbers were mixed up with the type"E" john deeres so you could have a 3 h.p. john deere with the next sequential engine could be a 6 h.p. type "K" waterloo boy followed by a 2 h.p. type "H" and then a 1 1/2 type "E" and so on.
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Thanks guys that helps alot. My 3 H.P. has the brass tag on the side cover. The serial Number is 304087
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Andrew does your side cover say John Deere or Joh Deere like mine? BobRR
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