2016 Summer Show

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2016 Spring Meeting and Auction Items

The BF Avery Association's Spring Meeting will be held March 17 - 19, 2016, hosted by the Farm Power Club at  Auburn Auction Park, Auburn, Indiana.  This is the same location where our 2010 Spring show was held.  The address is 5536 Co Rd 11A, Auburn, IN 46706 There are lots of things to do in and around Auburn and you'll certainly stay busy touring all of the local sites.  The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum is the number one thing to do in Auburn, IN.  It's located at the site of the original Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg Automobile Facility.  The Museum features the world's finest cars of … [Read more...]

Facebook Photos

All of these images were posted on the BF Avery Facebook Group page.  If you're not a member of the Facebook Book Group, then come on over and join in. (click on image for larger view) … [Read more...]

The Louisville Motor Plow– B.F. Avery’s First Tractor

1914-1917 By Luther D. "Dan" Thomas Author of B.F. Avery & Sons Pioneer Plowmakers of America............. The first gasoline-powered tractor was built in about 1890 by custom thresherman, John Froelich of Iowa and his blacksmith, who mounted a one-cylinder gas engine on a steam engine running gear. In 1894, they started the Waterloo Gasoline Tractor Engine Company which later produced the Waterloo Boy. Other farm equipment manufacturers soon followed with their own motorized equipment. Between 1910 and 1915, a number of companies introduced their own versions of gasoline or … [Read more...]

Development of the BF Avery Model V

  On July 12, 1945, the B.F. Avery & Sons Company, Inc. announced that the firm would soon begin a broad scale modernization program which would prepare for the post-war era. Avery president Phil Noland said that by January 1, 1946 the company would begin production of a new model tractor that would plow, plant and cultivate one row at a time. Avery had big expectations as many farmers had found a one-row tractor adequate for their needs. The new one-row tractor would serve a market that the tractor industry had previously underrepresented---farms with less than 40 acres under … [Read more...]