Early Steam Tractor Design

A look at some of the oddest tractors

No. 19. Philander H. Standish holds a blade from the rotary cutters on rear of his California No. 2 Steam Plow built at Boston, 1870. It demonstrated on Boston Common before being shipped to Cincinnati for its showing at that Industrial Fair; then down the river to St. Louis and New Orleans to work or Gen. Davidson on his plantation.
No. 19. Philander H. Standish holds a blade from the rotary cutters on rear of his California No. 2 Steam Plow built at Boston, 1870. It demonstrated on Boston Common before being shipped to Cincinnati for its showing at that Industrial Fair; then down the river to St. Louis and New Orleans to work or Gen. Davidson on his plantation.
from the collection of F. Hal Higgins