What’s In the Wallis Tractor Name?

Wallis Tractor Co. collector feels kinship for early tractor line

Tractor's Crank
Fred Schmidt, Bluffton, Ohio (standing) is one of the owners of the only known Wallis Bear, and Ron Wallis. Note the tractor’s crank; the tractor is started from the back. 
Photo Courtesy LeRoy M. Jennings