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Could it possibly be a Flower City, we need Benjamin Roth to check it out.
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Here’s a photo of the existing tractor
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So Joe, how did you ever come across this article? Just years of looking through old publications
At least now you know what type of engine it had and what to look for, an 8 HP Sta-Rite engine!

Any idea after all these years what the differential and transmission are from? Are you thinking it is re-purposed from another machine, or was it something new from a company to convert engines into tractors like the Victor company mentioned earlier?

I find this all very interesting
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Default Re: Unknown Heavy-weight Found

Pretty much nailed it! It's the same tractor, in the same part of the country, same tank and wheels. As was pointed out earlier in this thread, some collector back in the early years of collecting got it and took the engine off the chassis as they weren't interested in a home made tractor, just the engine. Now that you know what engine was on it, possibly can track down the original and even find out more of the story.
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So Joe, how did you ever come across this article? Just years of looking through old publications
At least now you know what type of engine it had and what to look for, an 8 HP Sta-Rite engine!

Any idea after all these years what the differential and transmission are from? Are you thinking it is re-purposed from another machine, or was it something new from a company to convert engines into tractors like the Victor company mentioned earlier?

I find this all very interesting
I ran across the article looking for something else. One way or another I think we can get a Sta-Rite back on it. I believe all the parts are repurposed from other equipment. Its put together as well as most factory tractors in 1908. Most impressive to me is that the builder figured out a sliding gear transmission when companies such as IHC had only done that the previous year.

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Old 03-18-2018, 05:02:58 PM
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Ed Noellsch was witness to a patent. There may be more history available to find.
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