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#1 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted March 25, 2010 - 08:34 PM

I finally found the pics I took through the window of the old "Shaw Manufacturing Museum" in Galesburg, Kansas while picking up the NOS hydro for my Bush Hog JBI tractor. A tiny museum, but still very interesting. It was closed at the time, so was limited to pics through glass. They made all sorts of stuff, from gasoline powered bicycles, bicycle conversion kits, rider mowers, garden tractors 7 more.

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Posted March 25, 2010 - 08:36 PM

Forgot this one in front of country store there. An early Shaw rider elegantly displayed on top of a stump.:p

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Posted March 25, 2010 - 08:40 PM

Sorry the pics are small, but taken on older camera in smaller format. If anyone wants a better look, I can post individually in larger format for a closer look.

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Posted March 25, 2010 - 08:53 PM

To bad you couldn't get in for a closer look. It looks like a cool little museum. What is the green tractor in the pics?? a Du all?

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Posted March 25, 2010 - 08:54 PM

Great pictures! Love the "stump" tractor! I got really excited, for a second, when I read the word Galesburg. Then I saw it was Kansas and not Illinois! Rats! I'd love to go see that place!!! I wonder if they have a Master Du-All there?

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Posted March 25, 2010 - 09:05 PM

The green one is a Du-All, but don't know the model. There were only a couple tractors there, not a large collection as you'd want to find. Bill, it's a long lonely drive to this tiny museum, I can tell you that!

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Posted March 25, 2010 - 10:31 PM

I realized, after I posted the reply, that you said it was a small museum. I wonder how many of the 4 wheel Shaw tractors are around. Do you have the book "Garden Tractors" by Oscar Will? There's a picture of a 1938 Shaw RD8 in the book. It's at a show, somewhere, so there's at least one of that model in existence. There's a tractor show registration paper on the front of the tractor, but I can't make out the name of the show, or where it's at. Sure would love to see one of those in person!

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Posted March 26, 2010 - 04:36 AM

Those are great pic,looks like a neat place.Yes sir,that one on the stump looks neat.

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Posted March 26, 2010 - 08:41 AM

I realized, after I posted the reply, that you said it was a small museum.


Yep, that storefront shows it's size. One room. This is a tiny town. One store, one church, feed/seed store, and a school, all in the middle of NOWHERE. It does have an industry in the former Shaw(original building burned), former Bush Hog plant. That's what keeps the tiny town alive.

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Posted March 26, 2010 - 09:07 AM

Those are some Awesome pictures, olcowhand!:bounce:
Thanks for posting them.
I love the Tractor on the stump LOL:smile1:

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Posted March 26, 2010 - 10:17 AM

Thank you for sharing the pics. I would love to live in a small town like that and live off the land. The tractor on the stump is pretty cool, definitely the conversation piece that's for sure.




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