Firestone McCormick 15-30

This was one of Harvey Firestone's personal tractors.  It was used on his farm. Then later used to test tractor tire design. This is a before shot of the tractor, before it was pulled out of the storage barn that it had been sitting in for many years. This tractor has been restored by Spiegelberg Restoration and Service, LTD.  It is on display at the Firestone Ag Tire test farm.

Some before shots of the Firestone McCormick tractor, before Spiegelberg Restoration restores it.

Some before shots of the Firestone McCormick tractor, before Spiegelberg Restoration restores it.

Some before shots of the Firestone McCormick tractor, before Spiegelberg Restoration restores it.

Some before shots of the Firestone McCormick tractor, before Spiegelberg Restoration restores it.

Some before shots of the Firestone McCormick tractor, before Spiegelberg Restoration restores it.

The tear down begins.  The engine is stuck.  The client want the engine to be able to run, as they want to be able to drive it into the museum spot that have prepared for it.
The engine is out of the frame of the tractor.  It is wait to be cleaned and painted
The tractor chassis is waiting to be sandblasted.
The engine is cleaned.
The chassis is blasted

The engine with a fresh coat of paint.

The engine is installed. The chassis is painted.

Wheels are blasted and painted

The tractor is sitting in its permanent home.  There are now fenders on it. The Firestone Company wanted to preserve the look it had, when it was a test tractor.

 

It was a privilege for Spiegelberg Restoration to be able to restore this tractor.  There is historical significance to this tractor.  It started out as a personal tractor of Harvey Firestone.  It was then a tractor used for testing farm tires.  We believe that Henry Ford and Thomas Edison also closely examined this tractor, and probably sat on it.

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