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#1 DougT ONLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2016 - 06:27 AM

It has been 70 years since the George Garden Tools Company(1946-1966) started making garden tractor and equipment for the homeowner. To commemorate the 70th anniversary, Gary Davis, a Vintage Garden tractor collector from Herrick, Il., Joe Franklin from Dixon, Il. and Agri-Fab have teamed up to have an anniversary show at the Agri-Fab plant location which was formally the George Tools plant in Sullivan, Il. on Sat. July the 2nd, 2016. If you were a worker, community member or a collector of these fine pieces of equipment, stop in to see these garden tractors. Some will be in their working clothes and others restored. If you have a George piece, literature, or paraphernalia, you are welcome to bring it or photos of it for us to see. This is a one day 9-5 show. Everyone is Welcome


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 08:27 AM

Doug:

 

Beside the SnowBird, EarthBird, and WorkBird, do you know of other equipment George manufactured?



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Posted June 21, 2016 - 03:55 PM

I need a pix of a "George" tractor, no idea what these are?? 



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Posted June 21, 2016 - 04:12 PM

I need a pix of a "George" tractor, no idea what these are?? 

Here is one I bought at Portland several years back.

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Posted June 21, 2016 - 06:09 PM

I need a pix of a "George" tractor, no idea what these are?? 

Try this one.

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Posted June 21, 2016 - 08:14 PM

OH, Yeah!  I recall a few postings on those now that I see one. Kind of a Backwards GT! :smilewink:



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Posted July 02, 2016 - 08:43 PM

The wife and I made a day trip  going to Sullivan, IL. for the GEORGE show.  About 2 hr1/4 hrs. one way.

It wasn't a large event but there were several examples of the products they produced.

In attendance were some former employees.

I had a good conversation with a gentleman and it turned out our paths had crossed several times before.

He used to travel to my workplace for several years.  And also through the village I live in on a regular basis.

They only had one Workbird. and a few of the steel-wheeled one-wheeled walk behinds.  The Workbird had several optional pieces  of equipment that were driven by " speedometer"  type cable.  Such as a chainsaw, edger and a hedge trimmer.  The walk behinds had attachment options that included a very small plow , disc snow blade, snow blower, cultivator, sickle bar, tiller, wagon  and sulky.

It was a small turnout but interesting for a single brand show .

 

I got a few pictures and then we headed for the local feed bag.   Rick

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 05:07 AM

Neat old machines! Thanks for some pics!






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