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Avery Steam Traction Engine, circa 1916

1915/1917

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

Massive steam engines like the Avery were generally used on the large farms of the Great Plains, though this engine was used on Ford Farms in Dearborn, Michigan. It generated 30 horsepower, but weighed 23 tons! More efficient tractors, like the Fordson, which could generate 20 horsepower but weighed just over one ton, soon replaced these dinosaurs of the farm.

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  • Title: Avery Steam Traction Engine, circa 1916
  • Date Created: 1915/1917
  • Subject Keywords: Farming, Traction engines
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=212197
  • Object Name: Steam traction engine
  • Object ID: 00.106.24
  • Image ID: THF93025
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Farms.
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