Robert Redford's TRACTOR


| February/March 1988



1919 Fiat

The rare 1919 Fiat.

A tractor used in Robert Red-ford's move, 'The Natural', can be seen by visitors to the Tired Iron Tractor Museum operated by Wayne 'Bump' Hamilton and his family at Cuylerville, NY, three miles west of Geneseo.

The tractor is a 1924 International 8-16, with a grey body. If you haven't seen the movie, catch it when you read the next ad for it. If you miss the movie, you can see the tractor and a lot more at the Hamilton showplace.

'Bump' is obviously a collector, and the collection grew so big that it needed special housing. We visited it when there were no other guests, so we were able to receive a conducted tour and see it all. Every collector should see it.

Bob Feller, the retired big league pitching great, had been there the day before we arrived, so we felt we were walking in large footsteps.

A 1919 Fiat tractor, the only complete one in the world, shares top billing with the engine from 'The Natural'. It was made in Torino. Hamilton notes that the company later merged with Hesston in Kansas.

A total of ninety antique tractors is shown in an array that is probably one of the largest privately owned groups in the East. 'Bump' is a big admirer of Oscar Cooke, who owns Oscar's Dreamland in Montana, and told us he enjoyed the article we wrote about Oscar.