|Title||Letter Head, Square Turn Tractor Co., Norfolk; Square Turn Tractor Co., Norfolk, June 4, 1919|
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
|Year Range from||1919|
|Year Range to||1919|
|Made||Square Turn Tractor Company|
|Place of Origin||USA: Nebraska (Madison), Norfolk|
|Makers mark||SQUARE TURN TRACTOR COMPANY NORFOLK, NEB. 6/4/19|
|Used||USA: Nebraska (Madison), Norfolk|
Square Turn Tractor Company
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|