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Posted March 21, 2012 - 12:47 PM

i knew she was here for a while, but i was keeping it a secret............. :dancingbanana:


Hi Jeff,
I appreciate your ability to keep a secret.
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 01:16 PM

Okay guys, back on topic.

This older Standard model was chain driven and run by a motorcycle engine.
Has anyone ever seen one of these? I haven't.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:36 PM

i knew she was here for a while, but i was keeping it a secret............. :dancingbanana:


Yeh, you Mods get the inside info before we do.

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 12:56 AM

no she emailed me and told me she was here.........its all in who you know,,lol
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Posted March 23, 2012 - 10:33 PM

You have been in this for a long time, i still come across your old posts in Yahoo groups sometimes.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 12:19 AM

yes yrs and yrs, of playing in a bigger sand box than most.

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 02:49 PM

Mr. P.E. Walsh was the President of the Walsh Tractor Company. When the Walsh Tractor Company consolidated with the Standard Engine Company, Mr. Walsh sat on the Standard Engine Company Board of Directors. Mr. Walsh's title was General Manager of Sales.

I have a feeling the catalog I have might be from 1934. It contains the Walsh, Monarch and the Standard Twin and mentions the consolidation of the two companies. It is a pretty cool read indeed.

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 03:47 PM

This is the first I've seen this thread. Why isn't it in the walk behind section? Maybe we should move it for more exposure?? Anyways, the first model asked about was made from the second generation Kinkaid engine and an adapter to the 2 wheel axle. This is most likely from the 24-25 era. Although this is one of the few models that has eluded me, there are some around. I do have the advertisement catalog for this tractor. The tractor shown with the chains and motorcycle engine has never been seen or substantiated. There isn't any reference to it until the later catalogs. The catalog for the early tractor doesn't show it or even a picture of it in use. Whether that tractor ever existed has been a topic of more than one debate.

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 05:18 PM

I just uploaded the early Standard brochure here; http://gardentractor...garden-tractor/

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 06:05 PM

This is the first I've seen this thread. Why isn't it in the walk behind section? Maybe we should move it for more exposure??

If you can move it, please do. :thumbs: I want exposure!

Anyways, the first model asked about was made from the second generation Kinkaid engine and an adapter to the 2 wheel axle. This is most likely from the 24-25 era. Although this is one of the few models that has eluded me, there are some around. I do have the advertisement catalog for this tractor. The tractor shown with the chains and motorcycle engine has never been seen or substantiated. There isn't any reference to it until the later catalogs. The catalog for the early tractor doesn't show it or even a picture of it in use. Whether that tractor ever existed has been a topic of more than one debate.


I'll be hunting for one of those old and unseen Standards, you can bet.
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Posted March 25, 2012 - 06:23 PM

I'll be hunting for one of those old and unseen Standards, you can bet.
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Good Luck! Even a regular ad showing that tractor would be a first. If you look at the pictures in the brochure I posted, they don't show any pictures of that tractor. With this supposedly being their second tractor you would think they would show pics of their earlier version in the field. Supposedly, Walsh was the one that designed this early 2 wheeler. The open chain tractor may have been something he was working on but never produced. It would definitely be interesting to find out more about it.
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Posted March 25, 2012 - 06:29 PM

Im following this thread very closely, i have always favored the Walsh Tractors, particularly the single cylinder, but the high price and having to travle has always keep me at bay.

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 06:36 PM

yes yrs and yrs, of playing in a bigger sand box than most.


Truck farming or as we younger gen's call it now, Market Farming, worked at Full Bloom Market Garden for a while, all ''orgainic'' veggies, I gess this means my grass is now ''organic'', Phhhh !

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 06:57 PM

I couldn't download your catalog tonight with my dial-up.
This picture is from my 66 page Standard Engine catalog.
It was the improved version of the after motorcycle engine design. But, they still had problems. And then they claimed, they improved it with the enclosed version.

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Posted March 26, 2012 - 06:19 AM

Candy, Does your catalog have a publication number?




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