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Old 09-03-2017, 07:28:24 PM
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Took a trip yesterday to visit the Central State Threshermens Reunion and stumbled across this beauty! I don't recall of hearing anything about this tractor on here and thought I might find out a little more information. The sheet metal work on this tractor is supurb to say the least. She definitely would of stood out from the rest in 1915!!!!!!

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It's a fairly recent addition to the George Schaff collection. They had it at the Half Century Of Progress show recently, along with a few other awesome tractors from the collection. It's the last one of a very few that were built before lack of finance closed the builder down. It was sold at an Auction sale last year, and after some very serious bidding George was the new owner.

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Did George Schaff restore the tractor or did he buy it in this condition
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No, it was recently restored. The tractor was featured in Antique Power and then put up for auction soon after. I recall all of the sheet metal having a galvanized finish, with yellow pin striping for accents. I assume red and yellow are the correct colours?
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I don't know if it's the same one, but if it is it is too bad, because it was a good looking survivor before:

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If not, I wonder what it looked like before restoration?
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I read the article as well. I thought it was in good original condition, or had been repainted way back , not rusted by any means but you could still see some paint and striping. But it has been totally gone over since. The previous owner bought it many years back and as he lived near the town where it was built it was a local favorite. For the money it brought at auction, I can well see the reason to make as perfect as possible. Edit, I just reread the article and I'm sure the previous owner repainted it when he got it. He didn't own it just too long before time caught up and he decided it was time to let go of it. Apparently it was such a SOB to plow with it only did minimal work before being left in the field where it last struggled. It is an orphan as it is the only survivor of it's make.
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I looked the tractor over really good and I can say that there was next to no wear on any of the gearing. The sheet metal is laser straight as well. Unfortunately I was unable to talk to the current owner, but the sign on the front axle said it to be the only one in existence as you have all said. In some ways it would have been better off untouched cosmetically,but I must admit it is a very sharp outfit.

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That is a very interesting seat design on that tractor.It reminds me of some of the early cars of that time in particular the Stutz Bearcat
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That is a very interesting seat design on that tractor.It reminds me of some of the early cars of that time in particular the Stutz Bearcat
It does have a sporty look to it...
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He did a very good job of restoring it.
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