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Tractor - Hart-Parr 12-24, circa 1926 Object Reg. No: ST 038221

Introduced in 1924, the 12-24 was the smallest tractor in the range of tractors made by the Hart-Parr Company in Iowa, USA. Hart-Parr were one of the earliest manufacturers of internal combustion engined tractors beginning in 1902. The twin-cylinder 27 horsepower (20kw) 12-24 was intended to compete with the massively popular Fordson and was produced in three models (E,G & H). In 1929 Hart-Parr merged with the Oliver Chilled Plow Company and became part of the new Oliver Farm Equipment Company. The Melbourne agent for Hart-Parr tractors was T. Robinson & Co. Pty Ltd of Spotswood who also produced their own range of agricultural equipment. Hart-Parr produced a 12-24 'Australian Special' for the local market but this was discontinued after the merger with Oliver.

Acquired from the Seymour Historical Society in 1986. It had previously been restored by the Australian Army as an apprentice training project in 1975.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2000 mm (Height), 2000 mm (Width), 3400 mm (Length)
Weight: 2125 kg (Weight)

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Tagged with: tractors, internal combustion engines, farms
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, T. Robinson & Co, Agricultural Implement Makers, Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Internal Combustion Power
Tertiary Classification: tractors
Model Name/Number: 12-24
Manufacturer: Hart-Parr, United States of America, circa 1926
Agent: T. Robinson & Co, Australia, 1926
Restorer: Australian Army, Seymour, Victoria, Australia, 1975

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