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| November/December 1974

  • McCormick-Deering
    It is my 1931 McCormick-Deering taken alongside the main engine house at the Rough & Tumble Museum. I bought this from the R & T and it was a left over from a spring sale. There was plenty of rust, the fenders were all bent up and the transmission was bus
  • International Farmall F-12
    Courtesy of Fred Fox, Box 146, Mt. Royal, New Jersey 08061
    Fred Fox
  • Wallis Cubs
    Courtesy of Roger L. Eshelman, Box 63, College Springs, Iowa, 51637
    Roger L. Eshelman
  • Gasoline tank
    Courtesy of Rognar C, Beckala, Cokato, Minnesota 55321
    Rognar C, Beckala

  • McCormick-Deering
  • International Farmall F-12
  • Wallis Cubs
  • Gasoline tank

It is a [1939?] International Farmall F-12 and the date I'm not sure of. Maybe a reader can shed some light on it as the wheels are unusual and equipped with a hydraulic cultivator lift. I only paid $50.00 for it, but of course it too was not very good looking.

The engine serial number is 328, is headless, water-cooled, has no governor and is valve controlled. Ignition is high tension coil and spark plug. Has an air compressor in the back end and air compressor gauge goes up to 150 lbs. The gasoline tank is made of cast iron. It also has a cast iron air tank and one flywheel. Made by Universal Mfg., Minneapolis, Minn.

I would appreciate receiving any information anyone might have on this engine.

Very few Wallis Cubs left and A.C. Eshelman is lucky to have this one. It was found at Scranton, Iowa, and has not yet been restored. Wallis made a Cub Jr. also and there seems to be a few more of them in 'captivity' than the Cubs.



This tractor was at the show organized by A.C. Eshelman. There were about 3000 people at the first annual show.



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