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Leroy tractor?


Has anyone come across one of these before? It is labelled as a "Leroy" and as far as I can tell it...

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Old 12-22-2008, 12:22 PM
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Has anyone come across one of these before? It is labelled as a "Leroy" and as far as I can tell it is in the Museu de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya in Terrassa, Spain. Could it be French perhaps?

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Hello David,

Nice tractor.
Doesn't look like a French construction to me but more like an American. Do you have any details from the engine?
With the rope in the front as the steering mechanism might not be so easy to plow straight furrows.

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Hello Marc

Unfortunately I don't have any information about the engine. It is frustrating because I'm sure that all the information we need is on that piece of paper in front of the tractor!! I zoomed in and sharpened the image though, and it looks like it does say "USA" under the country name. I will try to contact the museum to find out some more information - they also have a very nice Renault HO and Fiat 700 on display.

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Hi David and Marc,
it is a very strange tractor!! Did you notice that the tractor has the belt pulley under the gasoline tank between the engine and the drive platform?? That is a very strange configuration??
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Neat tractor, It almost looks like it could have been a Model T converison kit or just used a few of T parts. The steering wheel and the tube that the brake rods connects to look the same, also there are a lot of extra holes in the frame. It also looks like the top of a running board support just over the front wheel.
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Hello David,

I already saw that lovely HO in the picture.
The more I look at the tractor, the more I think it is US built.
I love the French tractors as well as the US ones, as you know.

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My experience with tractors is all on the printed page, so I can't comment on the configuration. I can say no "Leroy" tractor shows in any of my old parts catalogs, there's no "Leroy" in the Std Cat Farm Tractors 1890-1960, the I&T Vol I and II (1916-56), or Wendels Encyclopedia (1989), nor does Wendels 900 names list show any "Leroy ---- Company" (which isn't proof; many tractor companies didn't use the company name for a brand name).
Looks awful nice to be someone's one-of, but you never know.
I don't know when Le Roi was formed, but I don't have anything mentioning their being in tractors in those years, and it seems doubtful a museum would mistake Le Roi for Leroy.
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Hello to all, my name is Joaquim Deu and to be from Gerona (Spain), pardon if not to answer correctly.
This tractor is American and its mark is Traylor Enginnering Co.
This tractor is not in the museum of the science Terrassa (Barcelona), it belongs to a particular collector.
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Well, well, well...
Traylor rang a bell...there was a Traylor truck (an assembled truck) built 1920-28, per Mroz's truck book, by Traylor Engineering & M'f'g Co'py, Allentown, PA...
There was also a Traylor 6-12 tractor, with a LeRoi 2C engine, built 1920-29, by Traylor Engineering Co, Cornwells. PA...Traylor Eng'grg Co'py is in Wendels 900 names...
Trucking business Vol 26 May1921 (Googlebooks) has an announcement that W G Clay has been appointed Asst Sales
Mgr for the truck AND TRACTOR division of Traylor Eng'grg & M'f'g Co'py of Cornwells...
Perhaps the Traylor was exported as the "Leroy", or the LeRoi engine was mistaken, by someone unaccustomed to english, for the name of the tractor??
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I am suprised I never saw this thread before. This is indeed a Traylor made in Cornwells Penna. USA. I have spoken with other Traylor owners and it is pretty much agreed upon that there are seven known in the US. I would love to know how many are known in Spain and elswhere. Traylor exported lots of mining equipment. That was their main product line. They also built trucks for a short time and Liberty ships during WWI.
I have not seen another Traylor tractor with hood sides or fenders, and these do not show up in any factory literature I have seen. Be interesting to see any other "export" Traylors to see if they are so fitted.
Thank you for bringing this thread back from the depths.
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BTW. these tractors use a Leroy engine. I am sure that is the source of the confusion!
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See also this thread:

http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showth...traylor&page=2

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I like the steering setup.
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Hello and good morning, it had not seen another topic.

The blue tractor is of collection prived in Barcelona.

The red tractor is of property of museum of motorcars Salvador Claret in Sils (Girona) and I believe that Science of Terrassa (Barcelona) is transferred to the Museum

Not to know any tractor any more in Spain.
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