Frick Model A 12-25 with Original Canopy *Videos Added*
Lot Number:35
Start Time:3/29/2024 11:00:00 AM
End Time:5/3/2024 3:00:43 AM
Bid Count:202
High bidder:5052
Starting Bid:$500.00
Bid Increment:$1,000.00
Current Bid:$51,000.00
Bidding complete

The Frick Company of Waynesboro, PA was a well regarded company in early American agriculture.  Their steam engines had a very good following in the sawmills of the east and it eventually led to their entry into the gas tractor market.  That first tractor was the Model A 12-25.  It utilized an Erd engine and was sometimes referred to as a 12-20 early on.  The tractor had many design characteristics shared with the Huber crossmotor tractors.  The large front wheels made driving them a breeze and they handle well in the field.  The Frick is a much rarer tractor though with only 8-10 known to exist in all conditions.

This tractor is serial number 944 making it one of the later ones known.  It's believed serial numbers started at 500.  It's is probably a 1918 or 1919 model.  This is rarer than most of the others because of the factory canopy with original leatherlike top.  It even has the original fasteners as shown in the photos.  The original honeycomb core radiator is still in operation.  The gearing is exceptional!  The original wooden toolbox, piping and fasteners are very evident all over the tractor.  It's an older restoration, has a side hill hitch, Bosch magneto, angle iron "L" lugs with skid rings, glass jar air cleaner assembly, Kingston carburetor and has the original starting crank.  With the exception of it being repainted several decades ago, this tractor is a great original example that hasn't been mistreated, neglected or altered in all of it's over 100 years.  Just notice how often we used the word "original" in this description!  We like this tractor a lot!  It starts easily and runs nice.  There is one exhaust manifold leak that looks like an easy repair with a new gasket.

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