Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Tractor

After the art show, we ended up going to eat.  In front of that restaurant was a tractor.  Given the light, I had to take pictures of it.
 The tractor in question was a F-12 tractor from International Harvester.  It believe it was built in the 1920's.
 International Harvester has its roots in the 1830's when Cyrus Hall McCormick made a horse drawn reaper for which he received a patent in 1834.  In 1847, he moved to Chicago with his brother to start the McCormick Harvesting Machine company.
 In 1902, McCormick merged with Deering and a couple smaller companies to form the International Harvester Company.  Over the years, International Harvester moved beyond the farm equipment business.
In 1985, International Harvester sold off the agricultural business and became Navistar.

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