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Adminstration    Posted 01-01-2019 at 10:32:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • December Tractor Registry Entries
  • Owner: William Bairefoot
    Model Year: 1939
    Model: 9N
    S/N: 9N6381
    Description: Good shape need's few small repair's
    Previous Owner's Name: Kubota dealer

    Owner: Ryan Hansen
    Model Year: 1940
    Model: 9n
    S/N: *9n10240*
    Description: Good shape just restored
    Previous Owner's Name: Richard Hansen

    Owner: James Schwartz
    Model Year: 1944
    Model: 2N
    S/N: 9N166484
    Description: Good shape and runs well.I plan to paint it back to its original grey.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-03-2019 at 18:14:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: December Tractor Registry Entries
  • I will have to contact William as his serial number and mine are real close. I have *9N-653I*

    Tim Daley(MI)

    mikenmo    Posted 01-03-2019 at 03:32:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • shouldnt 9n10240 be a 39??????

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 01-03-2019 at 11:06:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That depends on which source you believe got it correct.
    Some official Ford documents say the last '39 was 10233. John Smith appears to have documented annual production changes better than anyone else. He came up with 10275. Harold Brock's monthly production numbers for 1939 put the last 1939 at 10310.

    I get even more confused trying to confirm when Ford changed from 9N to 2N tractors.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-03-2019 at 18:12:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • There were about a dozen first 9Ns sent to experimental farms around the country, so do we or do we not count those? I guess 10,310 is good number to use. Contrary to what many believe, all 2N's were nor warhorse models on steel wheels with magnetos. On February 10, 1942, all US manufacturing was halted per the US War Board as industry was now only required to produce war time supplies. It was Roger Kyes, president of the Ferguson-Sherman Corporation, not Harry Ferguson or Henry Ford who came up with idea of producing a tractor without electrics and such. The 2N was born but production did not begin until October, 1942. Harry saw an opportunity and went to Washington in January, 1943 to talk to President Roosevelt about lifting the war restrictions on Ford. His argument was that the US farm industry was crucial to the homeland for providing food so tractor production should carry on in the best interests of both the country and the war effort. Ferguson had brought a 9N tractor and some implements to demonstrate and upon seeing them Roosevelt was o impressed, he bought them on the spot for his farm in upstate new York and allowed the manufacturing restrictions to be lifted. It took a few more months to get ramped back up into standard 2N production -war time restrictions meant suppliers too also had to restock inventory. Standard 2N Production really didn't start until about April, 1943.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tyler (MD)    Posted 01-03-2019 at 04:51:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: December Tractor Registry Entries
  • 10233 would be the last S/N for a '39.


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