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Fordson Tractor

Fordson Tractor

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Fordson tractors were in production in the US between 1917 and 1928. As gas-powered tractors dropped in price, farmers moved away from horse-drawn equipment. Seventy-five percent of tractors purchased in 1923 were Fordsons. This tractor is powered by a 4 cylinder, 3 speed, 20 HP engine. It measures 42" across the rear wheels and 28" across the front wheels. It has front steel wheels with lugs on the rear. The original owner added an Allison hoist to the front of the tractor.
Currently not on view (crank)
Object Name
date made
1918 - 1920
1918 - 1920
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 59 in x 64 in x 130 in; 149.86 cm x 162.56 cm x 330.2 cm
horizontal distance between axles: 64 1/2 in; x 163.83 cm
width of front from hubcap to hubcap: 58 in; x 147.32 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Mrs. Frank J. Coron
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
American Enterprise
American Enterprise (tractor)
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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