Early Steam Tractor Design

A look at some of the oddest tractors

No. 24. The Confederates might have turned the tide of the Civil War with this little steam number had it not been captured before it got to the front. Winans was the inventor, who put a gun inside that funnel-shaped shield. Photo from 1864.
No. 24. The Confederates might have turned the tide of the Civil War with this little steam number had it not been captured before it got to the front. Winans was the inventor, who put a gun inside that funnel-shaped shield. Photo from 1864.
from the collection of F. Hal Higgins