1927 Catalog Features A.D. Baker Co. Road Roller, Steam Traction Engine
Baker valve gears were employed in company’s Uniflow engines
The pages of the A.D. Baker Engines 1927 Catalog includes an illustration of the "Baker Gear Train." Each Baker steam engine at this time used compensating and intermediate gears with same-length hubs. This meant the gears could be swapped when wear became obvious.
The 1927 A.D. Baker Co. Catalog Number Twenty-Seven was the last to feature the Baker road roller, and one of the last to feaure a Baker steam traction engine of any kind.
Interestingly, the 1927 A.D. Baker Co. Catalog Number Twenty-Seven devoted almost half of its 24 pages to the steam traction engine – such as this contractors engine – with the rest of the pages focusing on threshers and Baker gas tractors.