Weekly Trivia! Week 1

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Weekly Trivia! Week 1

  1. John Deere

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  2. Ford

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  3. International Harvester

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  4. Hart Parr

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  5. Waterloo Boy

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  6. Frick

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  1. craig mattson

    craig mattson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Here you go folks!

    WEEK 1 TRIVIA QUESTION IS:

    What is the name of the first company that erected the first factory dedicated to the production of gas/ kerosene (not steam) tractors?:scratching::scratching:

    HINT: Many started as engine manufacturers.

    GOOD LUCK!:thumb:
     
  2. Ironjunkie

    Ironjunkie Intermediate Poster

    Hart Parr, I think. :scratching:
     
  3. craig mattson

    craig mattson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    The correct answer was indeed Hart- Parr.

    Charles W. Hart and Charles H. Parr began their pioneering work on gas engines in the late 1800s while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In 1897, the two men formed the Hart-Parr Gasoline Engine Company of Madison. In 1900, they moved their operation to Hart's hometown of Charles City, Iowa, where they found financing to make gas traction engines based on their innovative ideas.
    Their efforts led them to erect the first factory in the United States dedicated to the production of gas traction engines. Hart-Parr is also credited with coining the word "tractor" for machines that had previously been called gas traction engines. The firm's first tractor effort, Hart-Parr No.1, was made in 1901.
     

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