Fordson Tractor, 1917, Used by Luther Burbank


The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

The Fordson tractor, manufactured by Henry Ford and Son, Inc., was the first lightweight, mass-produced tractor that was affordable to the average farmer. Through this and other efforts, Henry Ford sought to relieve farmers of the burden of heavy labor. Ford gave this Fordson, the first production model, to fellow innovator Luther Burbank, creator of hundreds of new plant varieties.


  • Title: Fordson Tractor, 1917, Used by Luther Burbank
  • Date Created: 1917
  • Location: United States, California, Santa Rosa
  • Subject Keywords: Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926, Ford, Henry, 1863-1947, Agriculture, Farming, Firsts, Fordson tractors, Tractors, Farm tractors
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=219291
  • Object Name: Tractor (Agricultural equipment)
  • Object ID: 00.136.291
  • Image ID: THF72058
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

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