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1936 F-20 McCormick Deering Farmall Tractor

 
 
1936 F-20 McCormick Deering Farmall Tractor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
1. 1936 F-20 McCormick Deering Farmall Tractor Marker
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• Engine: I4 cylinder generating approx 20 hp at 1,200 rpm
• Transmission: manual 4-speed sliding gears
• Weight: 4,400 lbs.
• Speed: 27.2 mph
• Tire sizes: Front - 25 inches; Back - 40 inches
• Original price: $1,000.

The F-20 tractor was built beginning in 1932 by International Harvester in Rock Island, IL. When production finally ended in 1939, a total of 148,960 F-20 tractors had been build, breaking all previous records.

Subsequent Farmall model included the famous "Letter Series" designed by famous industrial architect Raymond Loewy.

International Harvester was created in 1902 when J.P. Morgan and Company purchase both the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and the Deering Harvester Company, along with two smaller harvester companies.
 
Erected by Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
 
Location. 37° 16.387′ 

1936 F-20 McCormick Deering Farmall Tractor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
2. 1936 F-20 McCormick Deering Farmall Tractor Marker
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N, 79° 56.83′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Norfolk Avenue Southwest and 3rd Street Southwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Norfolk Ave SW, Roanoke VA 24016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginian Railway Class C-10 Caboose #321 (here, next to this marker); Celanese Porter Fireless #1 (a few steps from this marker); Mining Train (within shouting distance of this marker); Mead Corporation Industrial Locomotive #200 (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitcomb 30DM31 Diesel Switcher (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginian Class SA #4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Panama Canal Mule No. 686 (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginian Railway Caboose #321 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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