Grandson and Bantam

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23663 E. Bakersville Road Belle Rive, Illinois 62810

This is a picture of my 14 year-old grandson Chris Powell and
his 1949 Bantam tractor. It was made in Indianapolis, Indiana, by
the Bantam Manufacturing Company. It has a Briggs & Stratton
engine with one speed forward and one reverse. The entire front
grille is cast iron.

I purchased it at auction about 25 years ago. My youngest
daughter drove it some, then we stored it. About six years ago
Chris wanted it, so we restored it.

Chris has taken it to many shows in Illinois and Indiana the
past six years, getting lots of attention and also winning some
tractor rodeos, competing with big tractors.

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