1990 - Volume #14, Issue #6, Page #20[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Serial number book for tractor collectors"As far as I know it's the only book of its kind for antique tractors," says Kurt Aumann, about a new book he put together that lists serial numbers of older, out-of-production tractors that lets you look up the number of a tractor to determine what year it was manufactured.
Aumann, who publishes an antique farm machinery magazine called THE BELT PULLEY, says he pulled together all the serial number information on more than 300 models made by 14 major manufacturers because information on old tractors was so hard to find.
"I gathered the information over a period of a year and a half from company documents, parts books and lists from trade journals of the period. I am confident of the serial numbers within since I didn't print any information unless I found at least three lists that coincided. It took a lot of reading and sorting but the end product has been received very well by collectors who've seen it. They say it was long overdue."
Book lists models from as early as 1910 right up into the late 1950's and includes information about where to find the serial numbers on tractors and how to read them.
Sells for $5.85 postpaid.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kurt Aumann, THE BELT PULLEY, P.O. Box 83, Nokomis, Ill. 62075.
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