Another HERCULES Story

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R.D. 2, Kinmundy, Illinois 62854

My name is Hercules, Serial #361030,6 HP Type S. I was made around 1926 in Evansville, Indiana. After 68 or so years of being in service, my exterior was in pretty bad shape, though my compression, piston, rings and valves were still good. Then one day last Fall during Ham &. Bean Day in Lebanon, Kentucky, a stranger showed up and headed back where I was being stored and loaded me up. I headed back to Illinois with him.

I knew when he got me home things were looking up. I was in a warm garage for the winter, 'til Spring. Then I was sandblasted, given a primer coat and new coat of green paint, new decals, pin striping and new oak skids. I think I look a lot better than the faded red I was last year.

Now I am looking forward to seeing some of you folks at several engine shows this year. And by the way, my new owner is John D. Charlton!

He also has a John Deere Type E l HP, Serial #241049, restored last winter.