Ohio Tractor

| May/June 1988

9915 Trent Avenue Spokane, WA 99206

The following write up and drawings of the old Ohio tractor are taken from the 1914 book, The Modern Gas Tractor, also from the March 1912 issue of Gas Power Magazine.

My uncle, August Harsch, owned one of these big Ohio tractors. He bought it used in about 1913 or 1914 when he was farming in Alberta.

I do not know what my uncle ever accomplished with it, but by 1920 it was sitting idle, all by itself in a sandy field surrounded by scrub trees, many miles from the nearest town.

We visited this old tractor many times during the 1930's but never took a picture of it. The last time we saw it was in 1936. It was complete then and looked like it could be run, with all fuel and water tanks intact and in place.

This was the only Ohio that I have ever seen and I have never heard of another one anywhere. If there was one left anywhere in the U. S. or Canada I would surely make a trip just to see one again.... anyone having such a tractor, please welcome a visitor from Washington State.


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