1922 International Junior 8-16 Kerosene Tractor

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1922 International Junior 8-16 Kerosene Tractor

Geof Swindley and his 1922 International Junior 8-16 Kerosene Tractor, 2007 winners of the Harold Kelly Trophy which has been awarded since 2006 at each annual show to the owner of the most unusual exhibit.  The trophy is presented by Mrs Megan Kelly and her two children David and Janice in memory of Harold who was one of the founder members of the Society.

The International Junior 8-16 Kerosene Tractor was produced between 1917 and 1922.  It was a much more advanced design than other Internationals of the time.  The engine was an advanced overhead valve four-cylinder unit, but when compared to the contemporary Fordson Model F the International Junior still featured many primitive features such as: a separate channel frame and chain drive.  A novel feature was the radiator mounted behind the engine which was advertised as keeping it away from dust and damage.  The 8-16 designation represented the horse power at the draw bar and drive pulley respectively.