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August 27, 2019

Manufactured by the Witte Engine Works of Kansas City, USA and distributed in Queensland by Clark & Fauset of Brisbane where it received the 'Emu' alias.

This engine was originally purchased by my late uncle around 1915. Its early life was spent cutting chaff, milling g...

Nebraska man, Gene Blatchford, a former farmer has found a new and ingenious way to create tractor-related paraphernalia, by turning old sewing machines into mini tractor replicas, all with brand-specifics fenders, seats and symbols.

Gene Blatchford shows off a replica...

August 12, 2019

This tractor was purchased new by Charlie Vella Senior in 1969 from Windsor Farm Equipment. It spent 40 years working in Vella’s vegetable and strawberry farm at Schofields.

The tractor spent another 4 years working at North Richmond. After working at the farms it under...

Benno Orenstein and Arthur Koppel started the engineering works, Orenstein & Koppel (O&K) in Berlin, in 1876. O&K today, 140 years later, is one of the largest makers of mining machinery, but little is known in Australia of their tractors.

O&K began tractor prod...

The State University of New York (SUNY)  has introduced it's Art-O-Mat machine, in a northern New York first. The new amenity was placed in the University with the aim to help students, staff and the wider community with access to quick art to 'brighten' their days....

July 18, 2019

Manufactured by the Witte Engine Works of Kansas City, USA and distributed in Queensland by Clark & Fauset of Brisbane where it received the 'Emu' alias.

This engine was originally purchased by my late uncle around 1915. Its early life was spent cutting chaff, milling g...

Picture yourself sitting in the middle of the Victorian high country, taking in the scenery and serenity, when the peace and calm is interrupted by a resonating doof, doof, doof sound, like heavy metal music, at 190 beats per minute. Not your cup of tea? Think again.

Th...

Never in a million years would I have expected to own a portable steam engine. I picked up the bones of the steam engine from St George in southern Queensland some 18 months ago. Many parts had been used to restore another larger model which Ab Brimblecombe of Toowoomb...

In 2006, an Armstrong-Holland ‘Greyhound’ or ‘Patrol’ grader, was offered to the Tractor Restoration & Appreciation Club Sunraysia (TRACS), by Mr K. Leamon, with a tacit
 agreement that it would be restored.


Originally, this model was based on a McCormick Deering mode...

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