1918 Parrett Tractor

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Rt. 2, Box 299, Worthington, Indiana 47471

Here are a couple of pictures of a 1918 Parrett 12-25 Tractor.
The men in the pictures are Wilbur Franklin and Merle Jean, Sr.,
(with the hat).

Wilbur worked at a factory in Indianapolis where these tractors
were assembled. He drove this one home from Indianapolis to
Worthington, Indiana, to use for demonstrations. It was an 80 mile
stint which took all day. He said they would get tired of riding,
so he would get off and walk behind it, letting the other person
ride it for a while. Wilbur is still living. He is 96 years old and
his mind is still very clear. Merle has been dead for several

This tractor company sold some tractors to Massey Harris, I
think it was called a #2 Massey Harris. Do any of these tractors
still exist?

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