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.
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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