Who Knows What?


| January/February 1969

  • Rock Island 18-35 tractor
    Courtesy of Harry Hall, 223 High Street S.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
    Harry Hall
  • Blacksmith shop

    Clifford A. Caron
  • Avery Tractor

    Clifford A. Caron
  • Avery Tractor
    Courtesy of Clifford A. Caron Route 1 Faribault, Minnesota
    Clifford A. Caron
  • Two cylinder La Crosse Tractor
    Courtesy of Harry Hall,223 High street S.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
    Harry Hall
  • Collection of gas engines
    Courtesy of Louis Capon, 2530 Jone St., Sacramento, California 95821
    Louis Capon
  • Witte engine
    Courtesy of Wayne A. Sphar, R.D.2, Avella, Pennsylvania 15312
    Wayne A. Sphar

  • Rock Island 18-35 tractor
  • Blacksmith shop
  • Avery Tractor
  • Avery Tractor
  • Two cylinder La Crosse Tractor
  • Collection of gas engines
  • Witte engine

Lucht Athens, Illinois 62613

I certainly do enjoy reading the Gas Engine Magazine and since I am especially interested in the history of tractors, I wonder if any reader has a Minneapolis 39-57 tractor? There is a Nebraska test report on this tractor in the 1929 'Red Tractor Book', but no picture of it.

Since I started collecting tractor literature in the spring of 1939, I have catalogs on some tractors that would be rather scarce today. I was a pastor in North Dakota for two years and while I was out there, I saw tractors such as Mc-Cormick-Deering W-40 and WD-40, Minneapolis Moline FTA and UTS, Oliver 90 and 99 and John Deere 15-27. If any reader owns these makes, I would like to see pictures of them.

There are two tractors that have always fascinated me and if any reader owns either one, I would like to correspond with them. The engines are the 'Huber' HK Special and Eagle 6A.



When I was a boy on a farm near La Valle, Wisconsin, our neighbor used an 18-32 Case tractor for threshing. I was not able to find a picture of it to send in for publication, but I would like to hear from anyone that owns one.

Another tractor that was used for threshing was the 'Coop' No. 3 which was assembled by the Farmers Union Central Exchange in St. Paul, Minnesota. Here again, I do not own a picture so if anyone has one, send it in for publication.