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#1 verdebill OFFLINE  

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Posted January 28, 2011 - 09:00 PM

I am told this looks like a Shaw Garden Tractor. This photo was taken on a homestead near Sedona, Arizona around 1920. Any help identifying this machine would be sincerely appreciated.

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Posted January 28, 2011 - 09:20 PM

I really wish I could help. It's a neat picture, thanks for sharing.

I hope the knowledge you need comes along soon.

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Posted January 28, 2011 - 09:32 PM

Looks to me like one of the Pre war David Bradley Handiman two wheelers that were made from 1910 to 1930 or so. Check out the Pics of the Pre war handiman tractors on these sites. Lots of very Cool Info & Pics on these sites.

The David Bradley Home Page

http://www.handimantractor.com/

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Posted January 28, 2011 - 09:50 PM

Those wheels are very distinctive. and the gas tank being crosswise should be a clue also... still looking at pics

There are a couple of speedex models with the funny trailer wheels, but they're on rubber & have a straight ahead tank. Same with the Bolens pic I found.

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Posted January 29, 2011 - 12:07 AM

Is this it? Shaw T45 Garden Tractor - It has a Briggs R2 engine. Antique Engine and Old Iron Photo Gallery
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Posted January 29, 2011 - 05:18 AM

verdebill:welcometogttalk:glad to have you with us.


Bill,that does look somewhat like it.

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Posted January 29, 2011 - 07:19 AM

Boy, if that's not the exact model, it's really close. Same wheels down to the weight flanges, handlebars look the same too.
Tank position / size may be different, but that could be a model year change.
Wish this one had the tool bar & dolly wheel, but I'd say that's as close as you can get without being able to read the name plate in the original picture.

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Posted January 29, 2011 - 07:50 AM

Maybe olcowhand will have some more info. If I'm not mistaken, he has been to the Shaw museum in Kansas.

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Posted January 29, 2011 - 08:39 AM

I'd say it's definately a Shaw. The single trailing wheel is right. It could also be a T25. That one used the Briggs PB and the gas tank sat up higher. Late 20s-early 30s would be more of the time frame.

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Posted February 15, 2011 - 03:34 PM

I do think it is a Shaw Tractor just as you have said. This man later bought a Midwest Utilitor like the one here. They were both about the same vintage but I think he wore the Shaw out before he got the other one.

YouTube - Midwest Utilitor Antique Garden Tractor

Thanks again,

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