Letters and Miscellanies

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I am enclosing another bit of information from the February 1914
issue of Gas Power Magazine on the Ward Tractor Plow that
appeared in the June 2005 issue of Gas Engine

I had either forgotten reading this information or never got
back that far in this issue, but it does shed some additional light
on the brief history of the Ward Tractor Plow. Still no clear
evidence that any more of the tractor plows were made or sold:

“For several years Mr. L.M. Ward of Lincoln, Neb., has been
working on the design of a light weight tractor suitable for the
use of corn belt farmers. He did a good deal of preliminary
experimenting and finally, last year, brought out a machine that he
thinks fully meets all the requirements. This machine was tested
pretty thoroughly all last summer and the result was so
satisfactory that arrangements are being made this winter to build
a large number of complete machines for the spring and summer
trade. In the Ward tractor the plows are hung directly under the
rear end of the frame. The motor is a 20-horse power Cushman engine
and the total weight of the outfit including plows is only six
thousand seven hundred pounds. It is about the simplest outfit on
the market.”

Jim Brown
7309 Baldwin Ave.
Lincoln, NE 68507
(402) 466-7363

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