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Catalog Number 10676-14
Title Letter Head, Square Turn Tractor Co., Norfolk; Square Turn Tractor Co., Norfolk, June 4, 1919
Object Name Stationery
Description Square Turn Tractor Co., Norfolk, June 4, 1919; Illustration of square turned tractor top left.
Letter is typed and signed in ink.

COLORS: cream, black, slate blue

Date 1919-06-04
Year Range from 1919
Year Range to 1919
Culture American
Material paper, ink
Made Square Turn Tractor Company
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Madison), Norfolk
Used USA: Nebraska (Madison), Norfolk
Search Terms Square Turn Tractor Company
History A. T. Kenny and A. J. Colwell of Norfolk developed the Square Turn tractor in 1914. The innovative tractor could turn short and square and get up close to fence corners, unlike other machines then available. It featured a power takeoff and could drive backward or forward at the same speed and power.
By 1920 a factory was constructed in Norfolk, with main offices in Chicago. The company went out of business in 1924, but remains known for producing one of the most technologically progressive tractors of its day.
Credit line Nebraska Secretary of State Office, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Nebraska Secretary of State Office