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Antique Miscellaneous Tractor: Samson Tractor

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This picture shows a 1912 version. These tractors were produced by the Samson Iron Works company in Stockton, California.

Samson Tractor Tractor

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Daryl Haney wrote on Friday, March 24, 2023 (PDT):
  • I have a original fuel tank for a Samson M tractor that is in good condition. The only thing that is missing is the cap for the larger tank . The small cap is in good condition. Price
    Eldwyn Van Bruggen wrote on Sunday, October 16, 2022 (PDT):
  • I have finnished my 1919 Samson M and have some parte left over. including a new lower radiator tank Nos. 602 999 3467
    Denny wrote on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 (PDT):
  • It s a long shot,David James you wrote on Tuesday, October 02, 2007 PDT I have a friend in New Zealand,who buried her fathers samson tractor,and i know where it is, it has been underground for around 40 years dose anyone one think if it is salvagable. Make contact mt email -- munga at cheers
    Ronnie wrote on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 (PST):
  • I am having trouble trying to find when my Ford Industrial Engine was manufactured it is for my ford tractor the serial number is 3184-c11cs it is made in the USA and the type is 4-28 if anyone knows please let me know I have searched the internet without any luck finding it.
    Eldwyn Van Bruggen wrote on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 (PDT):
  • I would like the e mail address of some of you who have Samson tractors so I could get in touch with you and maybe you could help me locate some parts and share some info thanks Eldwyn I am in No. Dak..
    Eldwyn Van Bruggen wrote on Tuesday, September 06, 2011 (PDT):
  • I am restoring a 1921 samson model M. and am in need of an exhaust manifold.Got it from the son of the original owner who has now had a stroke and I would like to get it running so he can drive it one more time. can any one help
    Kim Cotham wrote on Saturday, October 27, 2007 (PDT):
  • I would like to purchase a SAMSON seat.
    David James wrote on Tuesday, October 02, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have a friend in New Zealand,who buried her fathers samson tractor,and i know where it is, it has been underground for around 40 years dose anyone one think if it is salvagable
    Simon Ayre wrote on Thursday, October 26, 2006 (PDT):
  • Hi everyone out there with greasy fingers!! My father and We are looking for an engine for a 1917 4 cylinder samson 10-25 sieve grip tractor. hope you can help!! We know that we are looking for a very rare engine but hope someone can help. Simon & Terry, Somerset England.
    Bus Haury wrote on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 (PDT):
  • There are three other wrenches similar to Curt's "1892 for wrist pin only", They are marked "for wrist pin only" and "1866", "1916", and "2033" respectively. There is also a larger wrench marked "Sampson Tractor Company 754372". I also have wrenches marked "750367" and "752425" which are probably new Sampson numbers for what were Janesville Machine Co. wrenches. I would like to hear from anybody that has parts lists for Sampson or Janesville Machine Co. that shows the wrenches and other tools.
    ken wrote on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 (PDT):
  • are there any 1911 models made
    Curt Cedergren wrote on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a Samson wrench stamped 1892. One end is for "wrist-pin only". Turn the wrench over and the other end is for "front cap-box only". I'd like information on what tractor this would be for and any other information on this wrench.
    tony butler wrote on Thursday, November 18, 2004 (PST):
  • I have read that the samson was originally driven with long reins as a horse would be, can anyone confirm this.
    Don Roberts wrote on Saturday, November 13, 2004 (PST):
  • Ihave a cast iron And copper radiator good cond Embossed SAMSON MODEL M ON CAST FRAME
    Tony Butler wrote on Monday, November 08, 2004 (PST):
  • Is anything known of the Samson Iron Horse line drive tractor.
    mike samson wrote on Friday, July 11, 2003 (PDT):
  • looking for a samson m can anyone help
    lester bowman wrote on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 (PST):
  • I am always interested in samson stationary engines of any size.Have a serial number list of about 100 hundred engines from 1.5 to 50hp plus some information and a few parts as well.Always looking for more parts.
    Bill Wright wrote on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 (PST):
  • I'm looking for info/photo for a 1918 Samson M18, which was mfg. by GM. I know very little about the tractor, except that it turned my Dad against tractors for many, many years, until he bought a Ferguson 30 in 1952. thx-wmw
    STEVE D wrote on Saturday, December 07, 2002 (PST):
    Alan Schurman wrote on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a samson tractor that needs a four cylinder engine.If anyone knows of one please contact me at IronRanch at
    rich willhaus wrote on Saturday, October 13, 2001 (PDT):
  • we have found a samson 4 cylinder motor with the "samson" inprinted on the radiator and wonder what value it may have? thanks. rich
    rich willhaus wrote on Saturday, October 13, 2001 (PDT):
  • we have found a samson 4 cylinder motor with the "samson" inprinted on the radiator and wonder what value it may have? thanks. rich
    Bill Thomasson wrote on Friday, September 28, 2001 (PDT):
  • This is my tractor. Photo is at Brooks Oregon tractor show. My dad bought it in 1912 in Chico, California. Four to five horse pull with sieve grip wheels. Tractor built by Samson Iron Works, in Stockton Calif. One cylinder, 7" bore, 9" stroke. It is built low to the ground to work in orchards, unlike other tractors which are high above the ground to work in crop fields.
    jim fisher wrote on Wednesday, September 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • does anybody know how many single cyl samson tractors there is still in the world. also does anybody know where to get information on the carburator or fuel.
    Robert Young wrote on Tuesday, August 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am a member of the Thornbury Vintage Tractor and Implement club Southland New Zealand. We have one of these in our club, it has been restored for about 3 years. They are supposed to be painted grey. They also have a funny type of carburator on them, which will have been replaced, you will have trouble trying to find one..
    John Young wrote on Friday, July 14, 2000 (PDT):
  • If any one knows anything about this type of tractor I would like to hear from them as one has been found in England.
    Mike Kohlbauer wrote on Sunday, June 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • This tractor was also manufactured by General Motors in Janesville,Wisconsin.

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