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R-B7811
Item Date
ca 1905


A new Abell plowing and threshing engine on display at the Toronto factory. This tractor was popular for breaking and plowing the Regina gumbo.


"Change occurred rapidly on prairie farms when steam-driven engines arrived. Most of them could do the work of 50 horses, thus encouraging the move towards larger farms. Manufactured in Eastern Canada there would be a brief age of steam on the prairies before gasoline tractors began to dominate."

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R-B7811
Media Type:
photograph
Keywords:
Steam Tractors


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Image Preview R-B7811 Photograph 1 - A new Abell plowing and threshing engine on display at the Toronto factory. This tractor was popular for breaking and p
Image Preview R-B9261 Photograph 2 - A 110 hp Case steam tractor pulling a Rumley tractor during a demonstration.
Image Preview R-B348-2 Photograph 3 - A number of International Harvester steam tractors on parade in Melfort.
Image Preview R-B1004 Photograph 4 - "As it plowed a field of flax stubble, this Case steam tractor used flax straw for fuel."
Image Preview R-A7317 Photograph 5 - Even the portable outfits, such as this Geiser-make engine, had an engineer who was responsible for running and fixing t
Image Preview R-B9262 Photograph 6 - "With equipment such as this 110 hp Case tractor, 26 acres could be plowed during a 10 hour day."
Image Preview R-B9264 Photograph 7 - "They were large and complex machines, but the steam tractor could pull its weight on the farm."
Image Preview R-B12452 Photograph 8 - "On a farm south of Hughton, the proud owner of a new gas tractor posed with his workers."
Image Preview R-B61 Photograph 9 - A Rumley gasoline tractor plowing stubble.
Image Preview R-B4286-2 Photograph 10 - A line of Hart Parr tractors pulling plows.
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