Waterloo Boy Model N Traction Machine

Waterloo Boy Model N Traction Machine

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The Waterloo Boy was the last tractor produced by Deere and Company before adopting the John Deere brand with the Model D. This 1918 Waterloo Boy draws 25 horsepower from its two-cylinder engine. The engine ran on kerosene, a fuel that farmers could acquire more easily and less expensively than gasoline. This tractor has two forward gears and one reverse gear and spent much of its working life around Kloten, North Dakota.
The Waterloo Boy is part of the legacy of John Froelich, of Froelich, Iowa, who built the first gasoline engine tractor in 1892. Deere and Company acquired Froelich's Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company in 1918 and continued to improve on Waterloo Boy tractors until 1923.
Object Name
Tractor, Model N, "Waterloo Boy"
Date made
Associated Name
Froelich, John
Deere, John
Deere & Company
Waterloo Gas Engine Company
Place Made
United States: North Dakota, Kloten
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Deere and Company, Moline, Illinois, through George F. Neiley
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Waterloo Boy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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