1924 Waterloo Boy Threshing
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A rare demonstration of a Model N Waterloo Boy working hard on a threshing machine. Built in 1924 and producing 25hp at the flywheel and 12 at the drawbar, this fine tractor is in it's ninetieth year operating and still runs like the day she was built. The Waterloo Boy tractor was originally built by the Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine Company of Waterloo, Iowa, they where the first commercially produced gasoline tractors available on the mass market. Despite their name, they all ran on kerosene. The Model R, Waterloo`s first tractor, was introduced in 1914. The Model N seen here was first produced in 1916 and cost a princely sum of $890. Following the sale of the Waterloo company to Deer & Company in 1918, the new merger formed what is now known as the John Deere Tractor Company. Production of the N in Waterloo Boy livery lasted until 1924, one year after the introduction of Deere`s first original design that incorporated many of the Waterloo Boy`s features: the legendary John Deere Model D. For many John Deere fans, this is the beginning, this is genesis. Pioneer Acres Museum, Irricana, Alberta.