Farmer shows off his new tractor in 1940

Posted 6 March 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian

Pictured here around 1940 is Fred Canham next to his huge tractor used as the power source for a threshing machine.

This was a Huber painted green with hard rubber tires. It’s now believed to be in someone’s collection of early tractors.

He purchased this in the mid-1930s and did grain threshing for many local farmers. Later, Mr. Canham’s son-in-law, Howard Bigger, ran this business until about 1956 when combines had taken over.