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Steam traction engine

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1850 and 1928]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white outdoor photograph of a group of men and women with a steam tractor. A thresher is in the background.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000003
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
23.9 cm (W) X 18.9 cm (H)
25.3 cm (W) X 20.1 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[between 1850 and 1928]
Date of Publication
1850
Scope and Content
Black and white outdoor photograph of a group of men and women with a steam tractor. A thresher is in the background.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Agricultural laborers
Agricultural machinery & implements
Steam engines
Threshing machines
Tractors
Traction engines
Notes
Original cataloguing for this image noted that "the steam traction engine was the first sign of automation on farms in Erin Co. This engine was being built in Waterloo." Traction engines were built by the Waterloo Manufacturing Co., Waterloo, Ontario, between 1850 and 1928. This image is a copy of a photograph which was published in the 1976 Grand River Conservation Foundation Calendar 1976, and is part of the Boston Mills Press Collection. This image is in the Jim Johannes Collection.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Waterloo Manufacturing Company, Waterloo, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[190-?]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a steam powered tractor pulling a thresher loaded on a flatbed wagon in front of the Waterloo Manufacturing Company, 65-67 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario. There are seven unidentified men standing between the tractor and thresher. A partial view of a sign on theā€¦
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000766
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
11.5 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H)
16.3 cm (W) X 13.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[190-?]
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a steam powered tractor pulling a thresher loaded on a flatbed wagon in front of the Waterloo Manufacturing Company, 65-67 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario. There are seven unidentified men standing between the tractor and thresher. A partial view of a sign on the building reads: & Horse Powers Manufacturing.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Industry
Men
Threshing machines
Tractors
Waterloo Manufacturing Company (Waterloo, Ont.)
King Street South (Waterloo, Ont.)
Place
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
According to city and county directories, the Waterloo Manufacturing Company was located at 65-67 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario between 1884-1959. Photograph is mounted on a mat that is soiled with dark stains along bottom edge.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Waterloo Manufacturing Company, Waterloo, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[190-?]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a steam tractor loaded on a flatbed car parked on the railroad siding next to Waterloo Manufacturing Company, 65-67 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000777
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
11.5 cm (W) X 9 cm (H)
16.8 cm (W) X 14.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[190-?]
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a steam tractor loaded on a flatbed car parked on the railroad siding next to Waterloo Manufacturing Company, 65-67 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Railroad cars
Railroad sidings
Tractors
Waterloo Manufacturing Company Limited (Waterloo, Ont.)
King Street South (Waterloo, Ont.)
Place
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
According to city and county directories, the Waterloo Manufacturing Company was located at 65-67 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario between 1884-1959. Photograph mounted on a mat.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Waterloo Manufacturing Company, Waterloo, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[190-?]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of threshers and tractors loaded on flatbed cars on the railroad siding next to the Waterloo Manufacturing Company, 65-67 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario. Two men are standing next to the thresher located on the right. A wood fence is in the foreground.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000779
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
11.5 cm (W) X 9 cm (H)
16 cm (W) X 13.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[190-?]
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of threshers and tractors loaded on flatbed cars on the railroad siding next to the Waterloo Manufacturing Company, 65-67 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario. Two men are standing next to the thresher located on the right. A wood fence is in the foreground.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Men
Threshing machines
Tractors
Waterloo Manufacturing Company (Waterloo, Ont.)
King Street South (Waterloo, Ont.)
Place
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
According to city and county directories, the Waterloo Manufacturing Company was located at 65-67 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario between 1884-1959. Photograph is mounted on a mat.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
Images
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