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Letters & Miscellanies

Flywheel Dangers, Heating Castings and Rumely Engines

| April/May 2003

  • Bulls eye

  • Fordson lifthoist
    Fordson lifthoist conversion spotted in Texas.
  • Farmall H
    Farmall H sitting on top of a silo in Ohio.

  • Bulls eye
  • Fordson lifthoist
  • Farmall H

More on Ford's Turbine Tractor

In response to Dave Ruark's letter about Ford's turbine tractor (Letters & Miscellanies, February 2003): A Ford turbine tractor was on display as a free piston engine at an open house for Ford employees and the public at the new Ford proving grounds at Romeo, Mich., in 1950. According to a retired Ford tractor employee, the tractor was never put into production.

George W. Tincknell 66291 Mound Road Romeo, MI 48095

Flywheel Danger

In the process of conducting research incidental to my work, I noticed this newspaper article from the Jan. 23, 1910 issue of the Lockport, N.Y. Niagara Sun, 'Veteran Struck by a Flywheel.' We all probably could take a cautionary message from the fate Albert Wright suffered.

David L. Dickinson Niagara County Historian 139 Niagara St. Lockport, NY 14094

Tractors in Travels

In my travels over the last year, I have come across two items that readers may enjoy seeing.

The first picture (Page 3) was taken in northwestern Ohio west of Bowling Green. I believe it was on Ohio Route 235. The Farmall H parked on top of the silo certainly caught my attention.


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