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1957 Thurmer Brothers 1/3 Scale J.I. Case replica steam tractor


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Default 1957 Thurmer Brothers 1/3 Scale J.I. Case replica steam tractor

Our tractor is going to auction this weekend, 5/2 & 5/3, in Earlham IA.

Here is a link to the auction website:

http://www.daughertyauction.com/Auction_050209.html

The caption under the picture of the tractor is incorrect. Here is a brief background and description:

1957 Thurmer Brothers 1/3 Scale J.I. Case replica steam tractor

This engine was built in 1957 by The Thurmer Brothers of Jackson, MN. They hand built (3) different models and sizes of steam engines and this was the second – hence Engine #2 on the paperwork.

I spoke w/ Robert Thurmer approximately 2 weeks ago. He told me that the other 2 tractors are still around and they did not think this one existed anymore. Probably because it has not been bought & sold like the other smaller Engine #1 that is in South Dakota. The larger Engine #3 remained under the Thurmer Brothers ownership until 2006 when Robert donated it to the Butterfield Threshers Association. Our grandfather purchased this tractor from the Thurmers on August 27, 1963 and has been the only owner since then.

Our grandfather took very good care of this engine. Always brushed, dried out and kept well lubricated. Robert told me that their other 2 engines have both recently had boiler inspections & ultrasounds and are in great shape. I would be very surprised if this one would not be capable of running with very little work.

Boiler Specs (from 1963 boiler cert):

5'-0" long, 10" dia.
Locomotive type
(10) 1" tubes
Welded longitudinal seam
ASME - 1/2"
150psi
2hp

if you have any questions please email me at chad@l4studio.com
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