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Imperial by the Valentine Bros


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I found the patent today on this machine but was wondering if anyone out there has any manuals for these machines?

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I have a couple of Imperial sales catalogs and I know of one other in California. Very scarce. Joe P
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I was wondering if I could get a copy of a catalog? As these are few and far between I am not looking to have an original, it would be nice since I have a machine.
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Yup, I will be able to copy you one in near future. Someplace I have all the serial numbers wrote down as well. Johns in Crosby is the oldest, early 500 number, mine and Ken Eders are consecutive like 552 and 553 and yours the latest like 596? Yours has a bigger radiator. Must have been a factory improvement.

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Had a good look over the Imperial at New Rockford 5-6 years ago. It is a genuine marvel of a tractor. Its history and condition are remarkable.
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let me know what the cost will be to copy that for me?
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---------- Post added at 03:06:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:00:00 PM ----------

i do believe mine is 596 will have to look. the painted s/n on the front isn't too clear so will have to find where it is steel stamped, i had found in once. Was wondering if anyone knows someone who can give me an appraisal for insurance purposes. No not for sale!!

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I have had the incorrect year of this tractor more many years, i have had found a bill of sale my uncle used to transfer owner ship to us three brothers. I says a 1922 tractor, so with that i will have to be updating all the information at the show to reflect that. I have several books from years ago stating it was a 1912 but i guess that is not the case.
I hope this sets the record straight on this. I apologize for the incorrect statements on all the brochures of the tractor.

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What an awesome tractor! I really didn't know there was that many in existence. I thought there was only 2, Johns in Crosby and the one that George S. Owns (or owned not sure if he still has it). I would think that Aumann or Nixon would be able to give you a fair insurance appraisal. I am guessing it is worth more than my house. Any one know how many stationary engines still exist that were produced by Valentine Bros.? I know of one.
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I would think 1912 is the accurate year. Praire tractors this size were pretty much extinct by 1922. But Encyclopedia of American Farm Tractors says they were built as late as 1914, but then contradicts that and says they were built as late as 1920 with price of $4,500. So might be possible?
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Joe P. ? Do you have the remains of an imperial?

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Joe P. ? Do you have the remains of an imperial?

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I have 90% of one that spent its life near Webster SD and a bunch of extra parts. It will be a good story for another day.

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