2015 Half Century of Progress Show

Mammoth Half Century of Progress Show puts old iron to work across more than 600 acres.

Recreating a famous promotional stunt of the late 1920s, this John Deere Model B tractor was mounted on four glass Coke bottles at the Half Century show. In the original demonstration, the tractor was mounted on bottles and put in operation with the rear wheels turning. The tractor sat soundly on the four bottles, proving that the tractor’s 2-cylinder engine did not produce excessive vibration.
Photo by Teri McManus