Linn tractor at the Tired Iron Tractor Museum


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By bshoesey - 6 Years Ago
Several photos of the 1937 Cummins powered Linn at the museum

Solid and straight



Cummins diesel power



Engine sidecovers



Nice display of Linn information. Top left photo looks familiar from the Kemp sale! Bill
By Linntractornut - 6 Years Ago
  • It is rare to see a steel cab Linn with doors and windshield in good shape! My understanding is this was Town of Walworth, Wayne County, NY last used plowing snow with a D8 cat shoving it through, instead of just backing up and ramming as normal, and that wrecked the wood ballast body on the back. I can only guess it was a Frink plow, but these steel cabs became standard in 1940 to dress up the tractor, but anyone I spoke with who operated or repaired them preferred the wood ones better on account or noise, heat, etc. Did you have a chance to confirm the frame serial number as 2459?
By Linntractornut - 6 Years Ago
On the literature displayed, the page at left from Robert Ackerson's 1976? Old Cars Weekly article based on an interview with former Morris bank manager Carl Smith (8 of the pictures taken here in Morris, the double-hitch plow photo on the west ridge of the valley between West Burlington and Burlington Green, they bypassed the curves when Louis B. Mayersohn (another Linn user specializing in rock excavation in the Adirondacks) blasted the rock cuts c. 1955. The Linn Trailer Co. Oneonta brochure at right I didn't know anyone else had a copy of that, I believe I dated the pictures to 1931-1932, it shows the insulated glass thermos bottle type milk trailer Linn designed but was not able to patent, he did NOT invent the U-Can-Back one wheel wonder trailer, and never claimed that he did, he bought the patent while in France.
By Daryl Gushee - 6 Years Ago
I tried to verify the serial number but couldn't. The truck in front of it is only about an inch away so it made it hard to read the serial number. The tag inside the cab is missing.
By Linntractornut - 6 Years Ago
  • Then someone will just have to buy it so they can find out what the number is? The local tractor club took a bus trip out today, but I'm not bidding on anything, and since the bus they are using belongs to the company I hurt my back while working for, I had vowed I would walk anyplace I had to go before ever setting foot on one of them again.
By Daryl Gushee - 6 Years Ago
You always new it, now I prove it..............You can all call me absolutely crazy now.

The tired Iron Museum Linn has a new home in Maine.................................. YEEEEEHAAAAAA!!!!!
By Daryl Gushee - 6 Years Ago
I picked up the Linn yesterday. The serial # is 2695. That makes more sense than 2459 for a 1937. Original owner was the town of Walworth N.Y. They used it as a snowplow. Unfortunately the plows are long gone. This Linn is in fantastic original condition inside and out.
By jhancock - 6 Years Ago
Are you looking for more chicken coops yet?

Jim
By Daryl Gushee - 6 Years Ago
jhancock (17/03/2013)
Are you looking for more chicken coops yet?

Jim


I think I need to put an addition on the one I have.
By Wolfcreek_Steve - 6 Years Ago
of "growth"Daryl Gushee (17/03/2013)
jhancock (17/03/2013)
Are you looking for more chicken coops yet?

Jim


I think I need to put an addition on the one I have.


Daryl, just extend the roof until it looks like an A frame, should give you room for a couple more years of "growth".
By Daryl Gushee - 6 Years Ago
Steve, That's my plan. The trouble is.........If it were already done I would have it full and still looking for storage space.
By jhancock - 6 Years Ago
You have a good system. Get some work done and then look for an interesting back haul.

Jim
By Linntractornut - 6 Years Ago
Town of Walworth, Wayne County, their oldest Linn I know of was # 856 that was traded in with it's Good Roads plow11/30/1934 against Linn # 2130 4-33-DUR, salesman Howard J. Whitman of neighboring Fairport, NY was the regional sales agent (bro of Linn sec'y-treas George Whitman) got a 20% commission on the sale. Interestingly # 2130 went to Dalrymple Sand & gravel, Emira, NY. Town of Walworth also had Linn # 1175, so eitehr that or 2130 may have been traded in on #2649. That number (2649) makes a lot more sense for that engine and pre-war style cab. If I had to guess I would say 1943 if they could have gotten a war priority release (such as if some vital industry near Walworth required open winter roads?), a check with town records might resolve the issue. Hamilton must have transposed or read the number wrong when he sent me the numbers, but I understand he bought it in 1975, (plows removed by then) the late Grover Swank of Marion, NY (who later worked for Winross Restorations) bid against him for it.
By Daryl Gushee - 6 Years Ago
Rene, The serial number is 2695. Try researching that one. somehow you have transposed some numbers.
By Linntractornut - 6 Years Ago
Well as they say "Dyslexics of the world, UNTIE!" Thanks. That does make it postwar, and a good excuse to try seeing Chas Bilby next week or so and do the close inspection of his steel cab Linns I never got around to. I'll have to check notes but I think tonight I will go to bed before 2 am for a change. It was Grover Swank who first told me about Hamilton's Linn, and then we saw it on "Truckin USA" hosted by Ed Bruce c. 1988-1990 maybe?