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Early style two-cylinder Kinnard Haines Tractors


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I first got to know Oscar (his full name is Oscar B. Kinnard Jr.) in the early 1980's and we talked/corresponded until the early 1990s. I believe he was in his 70's when we first met. He no longer responded to any letters by the mid 1990s but I never heard from anyone about his passing. If he is still around he would surely be in his late nineties. I will tell you this, where ever he is, he has a big smile on his face knowing that tractor will now to be protected and brought back to life!!
EXTRACTED FROM: History of Minneapolis, Gateway to the Northwest; Chicago-Minneapolis, The S J Clarke Publishing Co, 1923; Edited by: Rev. Marion Daniel Shutter, D.D., LL.D.; Volume I - Shutter (Historical); volume II - Biographical; volume III - Biographical

Vol III, pg 545-546

O. BROOKE KINNARD (Oscar Brooke Kinnard Sr.)
O. Brooke Kinnard, president of the Kinnard & Sons Manufacturing Company, was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, April 4, 1853, his parents being John H. and Elizabeth (Dunwoody) Kinnard, also natives of the Keystone state, the latter being an own cousin of W. H. Dunwoody, one of the pioneer settlers and early philanthropists of Minneapolis. The family removed from Pennsylvania to Indiana in 1858 and there the father engaged in farming until his death in 1890, his wife surviving him until 1891. In their family were seven sons and two daughters.

O. Brooke Kinnard, who was the fourth child in order of birth, was educated in the country schools of Indiana, being but five years of age at the time the family home was established in that state. When his textbooks were put aside he entered upon an apprenticeship to the machinist's trade and later was with the Atlas Engineering Works of Indianapolis, remaining in that employ for several years. In 1878 he was made the northwestern representative of the Atlas Com_pany, with headquarters at Minneapolis, and held the position until 1882, when, desirous of engaging in business on his own account that his labors might more directly benefit himself, he organized the Kinnard & Haines Foundry & Machine Company, under which style business was continued for thirty-five years or until 1917, when the name was changed to the Kinnard & Sons Manufacturing Company. Mr. Kinnard has from the beginning been president of the company, with his son, Oscar B. Kinnard, as secretary. They engage in the manufacture of tractors for farming purposes and are controlling a constantly developing and growing business, the excellence of their output being such as to firmly establish their position in the market.

In Ohio, on the 30th of May, 1877, Mr. Kinnard was married to Miss Mary Belle Haines, a daughter of Clark and Margaret Haines, representatives of an old family of Pendleton, Indiana. Mrs. Kinnard passed away in 1918. Their children were: Chester H., who was vice president of the Kinnard & Sons Manufacturing Company but who died in 1920, leaving a wife who in her maidenhood was Miss Agnes Griswold; Bertha C., now the wife of Dr. Walter Lafans of Minneapolis; Blanche E., the wife of Harlan D. Barry, who is treasurer of the Kinnard & Sons Manufacturing Company; and Oscar B., who is secretary of the company and who married Miss Mildred Mynderes. The family residence is at No. 2750 Dupont avenue, South. Mr. Kinnard is fond of fishing and motoring, finding his recreation along those lines. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and he keeps well informed on the questions and issues of the day but does not seek nor desire office as a reward for party fealty. He is identified with several business associations, including the National Metal Trades, the National Foundrymen's Asso_ciation and the Twin City Foundrymen's Association. He was for many years a member of the Minneapolis Athletic Club and he now has membership in the Lin_coln Club and the Citizens Alliance. He has long been an active and faithful worker in the Calvary Baptist church, of which he has served as a trustee for twenty-eight years, and its teachings have ever been the guiding principles in his life.
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I spent a fair amount of time researching the Flour City/Kinnard Haines line when restoring my Flour City Jr. The Flour City factory buildings and office still exist in the Camden neighborhood of North Minneapolis. In one of my two Flour City threads on Lugs & Cleats there are pictures posted of the buildings. The Camden neighborhood is north of downtown, MPLS, on the west side of I-94 and north of the Broadway exit. Owen Kinnard's home is still located in South Minneapolis. The first factory site was approx. located at Lake Street and I-35. Kmart now occupies that location. I spent time at the Minnesota History Center, copying address, driving around town, taking pictures. I enjoyed doing all of this at the time. Two of the medals won at the Winnipeg trials still exist in private hands. During the time of building the Flour City Jr I spoke with Oscar Kinnard's widow as well. That was probably mid 1990s. Interesting history!

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I should have said "Owen Kinnard" in my literature post....just to be accurate. Sorry!
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Mr. Kinnard and Mr. Haines' legacies live on as displayed by this thread and others. We're talking about steel wheels and engines but these men were living breathing humans who changed our world. May they both rest in peace. Below is the obituary I found for Oscar Kinnard and the source. May he rest in peace as well.

KINNARD, OSCAR BROOKE
Date of Birth: 28 May 1916
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: MYNDERS


certid# 1995-MN-021272

Date of Death: 24 Aug 1995
County of Death: BELTRAMI


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^ Dudley has made some fabulous acquisitions but THIS one must top all the rest!.......
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I think this tractor is advertised for sale in Antique Power Jan-Feb 2013
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Bruce, I would definatley like to see the scans from that catalog when you have time!

I thought the early 1900s photos of the Flour City exibit at the Minnesota State Fair on machinery hill was pretty neat, so I was searching for other photos and info on machinery hill last night. Found some neat photos of an early Twin City display. But also found the video below of machinery hill at the 2010 State Fair. I think it's pretty cool that vintage farm machinery is still displayed on machinery hill today!

So of course my next thought was...wouldn't it be neat to recreate the Flour City exihibit on machinery hill at the Minnesota State Fair some day?

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So of course my next thought was...wouldn't it be neat to recreate the Flour City exihibit on machinery hill at the Minnesota State Fair some day?



I would Love to see that!
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Here are some pictures from part hunting in 2012 and spring of 2013 (first picture).





Both Front wheels were there but no hubs!
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I guess that's not a problem anymore, Benjamin!
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Right Phil! Here is a pair of really nice FC wheels that came from Canada. Amazing the things you can find on Stak!


My brother and I were very privileged to dig through the piles looking for parts. We each spent around 40 hours over a period of 6 weeks moving piles. Lots of iron was buried so we poked around with an iron bar and a metal detector.

Frame casting that sits above the rear axle.


Some more pictures showing how everything was spread out. This was an amazing place and gathering these parts was definitely a highlight of 2013.


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