Unknown Tractor

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Recently, we received a letter from Douglas Piro, at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Old Courthouse, 4705-50th Ave., Wetasikiwin, Alberta, Canada T9A 0R8, seeking information for a project. Douglas' project involves the selection of donated artifacts from Stan Reynolds' collection, which will become part of a Government museum.

One of the possible selections is the unknown tractor pictured on this page. Piro needs help in making an identification of the tractor, and offers the following information on it:

Engine: Four cycle, four cylinder vertical, cast in pairs; L-head valve arrangement; solid heads; high tension magneto ignition; water cooled using radiator, fan and centrifugal pump; lubrication: splash and force feed by sight feed mechanical lubricator.

Clutch: Open expanding show.

Transmission: Appears to be selective spur gear.

Final Drive: Sprockets and roller chains enclosed in sheet metal cases.

A unique feature on this tractor is what appears to be a power lift for a self-steering device. This consists of a small winding drum mounted below, and driven from the transmission together with a series of three pulleys mounted on the right frame rail.

Piro notes that most part numbers on this tractor begin with the letter 'T', and that it was apparently used in the area of Chinook, Alberta.

Please write to Piro at the address above if you are able to identify this tractor.