Featured Tractor of Butler County Show


| May/June 1989



1918 Avery Tractor

This 1918 Avery 14-28 tractor was featured at the Butler County Antique Machinery Show in Oxford, Ohio last summer.

5064 Fye Road Hamilton, Ohio 45013

I recently attended the Butler County Antique Machinery Show near Oxford, Ohio of which I am a member.

The featured tractor on the show pin and plaque was an Avery, 14-28, 1918 owned by Dale Miner of Fairfield, Ohio.

I noticed the tractor was restored to picture-perfect condition. I caught up to Mr. Miner and asked if I could take some pictures and do a story on it. And this is what he told me about it:

The Avery originally came from Finchville, Kentucky and after four owners Mr. Miner became the fifth owner.

When Mr. Miner went to pick up the tractor it was in sad condition. A few of the previous owners started to restore the tractor but gave up. The Avery was very run down. The canopy was completely gone, fenders missing, front wheels bent, rear wheels deeply pitted and the engine was rusted tight.