The tractor club I belong to has just acquired a Shaw R 12 T and a friend of mine has taken a few pictures and sent me the information off of the brass tag. However, he has not located the tractor's serial number? Where might that be, please?
R 12 T Serial Number
Posted January 12, 2014 - 07:11 PM
Posted January 12, 2014 - 07:51 PM
If I tell you, will you post some pics? Shaw didn't use a tractor serial number. They just used the engine number.I hope you post some pics for us.
- Newpaws493 said thank you
Posted January 12, 2014 - 08:00 PM
to GTtalk!...did somebody say pics?
Posted January 13, 2014 - 06:25 PM
Thank you for the prompt reply. The Wisconsin 12 hp TF engine is serial # 2150344 and it was manufactured in January, 1953. So, I suspect that it would safe to say that the tractor was built in 1953. The tractor was given to the Hill Country Antique Tractor & Engine Club in December, 2013, by Jim Smith of Bracketville, Texas. Mr. Smith had given the club four Gibson tractors and a Harvey tractor in October, 2013. He and his new wife are moving to Sugarland, Texas, to be near relatives. Because the Shaw was brought to Fredericksburg on Saturday evening, January 11, I haven't had a chance to actually see it; however, I do have a series of photos which I will post as soon as I figure out how to do this.
Posted January 14, 2014 - 07:44 AM
Is that the Jim Smith that used to live in Wyoming? If so, there was a story on the restoration of this tractor in the vintage garden tractor newsletter.
Posted January 16, 2014 - 10:59 AM
In reply to the inquiry about Jim Smith, yes, Jim was in Wyoming at one time; however, in recent years he has lived in Brackettville, Texas. He became a widower at some point, but has now married a very charming lady. They are moving to Sugarland, Texas, to be near relatives--grandchildren, I believe. Jim has been very generous to the Antique Tractor & Engine Club in Fredericksburg, Texas. He has donated four Gibsons, a Harvey Powerflex 10, a Shaw, a David Bradley walkbehind, and a Cub Cadet. However, I understand that he has retained one or more tractors to take to shows. I hope this isn't against rules in this forum, but I'll just mention that I have articles and pictures on the Gibsons, the Harvey and the Shaw on my website tractorfriends.org Click on Small Tractor Roundup to get to the articles.
Pictures of the Shaw are as follows:
Somehow, this doesn't look right maybe I'm supposed to load them into the Gallery.
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Posted January 16, 2014 - 11:07 AM
I hope that looks better to you, I made a couple changes. I am over by Seguin, TX. and have wanted to get up with you folks . Glad to have you here and I will try to make Y'all s shows. How many garden tractors do you usually have?
Posted January 16, 2014 - 11:08 AM
Do you have bigger photo's, these are pretty small as a file size?
Posted January 16, 2014 - 11:10 AM
I'm sending you a Private Message.
Posted January 20, 2014 - 04:38 PM
Attached are larger pictures of the Shaw R12T donated by Jim Smith to the Hill Country Antique Tractor & Engine Club in Fredericksburg, Texas.
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Posted January 20, 2014 - 04:42 PM
Very good looking Shaw, I will have to get over to your show, maybe bring some of my Bush Hogs garden tractors to show that were built in the Shaw factory after Bush Hog bought them out.
Posted January 20, 2014 - 04:42 PM
Do you have a photo of the clutch bell housing? I have heard that they are the same as used on my Bush Hog tractors.
Posted January 20, 2014 - 04:59 PM
The Hill Country Antique Tractor & Engine Club is made up of members primarily interested in the larger tractors and in antique engines. There has been a slight indication of interest in garden tractors but not much. I invited some people to bring small tractors to the Club's show in June last year (2013) and put up a banner reading "Small Tractor Roundup." I was able to gather eighteen tractors under the banner--some garden tractors, a few lawnmowers, a couple of compact tractors and a few small tractors like IH Cubs and Massey-Harris Ponys. However, I did find that there were about an equal number of lawnmowers and small tractors in and about the exhibits of larger tractors. The owners didn't want to split up their exhibits. So, out of the approximately 125 tractors at the show, I'd say that only about a dozen fell into the category of "garden tractors." This is ranching country, and there have been few garden tractors in this area. Small tractors have been considered to be John Deere L's, LA,'s H's & M's, Allis-Chalmers B's, Ford 9N's, 2N's and 8N's, etc. I have spoken with Jim Cunzenheim, the president of VCTCOA, as well as the regional director of that organization in Arizona, and there would seem to be little interest in forming a group in our area. Rather depressing, to say the least.
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Posted January 20, 2014 - 05:06 PM
I'll try to get a photo of the clutch bell housing to post here. The tractor is in storage at a friend's place until better housing can be provided. This will take a couple of days. Thanks for the interest.
- Texas Deere and Horse said thank you