Collectors Envision David Bradley Museum

| September/October 1996

Reprinted with permission, this article originally appeared in the March 10, 1996 Kankakee [Illinois] Journal. It was sent to us by Robert Simpson, 442 N. Michigan Ave., Bradley, IL 60915.

Relics of the age of manufacturing of iron-wheeled agricultural implements at David Bradley Manufacturing Company were returned to the area this week, where collectors hope to create a museum dedicated to the firm that gave its name to the town known as North Kankakee.

George Bingley, formerly vice president of engineering for the Roper Outdoor Products Division that succeeded David Bradley, arranged the return of several pieces of equipment made in Bradley:

A vintage 1933 Handiman Garden Tractor (pictured at right),

Two horse-drawn 14-inch steel beam walk-behind plows from 1930,

Two suburban riding garden tractors and mowers produced at the Bradley plant in the 1960s by the Roper Corp., and

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