Restoration of the only surviving Baker 20-40 Steam Tractor

By Jerred Ruble

Hanlontown, IA

 

I purchased the Steam Tractor at the Jim Erdle Auction in the fall for 2013. I had visited Jimís collection several times prior to the sale and the Baker Steam Tractor caught my eye. When I heard of the sale I put the Steam Tractor at the top of be list and was fortunate to win it. Here is a picture of the tractor at the sale.

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Marketing Brochure

Disassembly

Sandblasting and Painting

Assembly