Tractor, Avery Model 1225; Avery; 1914
Tractor, Avery Model 1225About this object
This is an Avery Tractor from around 1914. It was imported by J.G. Williamson in the early 20th-century and was used for driving a mill at Athol in North Southland.
Jack McKenzie, founding member of the Thornbury Vintage Machinery Club, discovered the Avery while on a family holiday to Queenstown in the 1950s. Jack stopped for a comfort break at Athol and while finding a private spot on the side of road he discovered the Avery among the bushes. Jack discovered the owners were the Soper Family, who later donated the tractor to the Club. Velsey Wilson and Jack McKenzie restored the tractor.
This Avery is significant in New Zealand as a vehicle which marked the beginning of the transition from the traction engine to the tractor which revolutionised farming in New Zealand.
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h 2640 mm x w 2100 mm x l 4300 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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