International Harvester Cub Lo-Boy Tractor, circa 1955

Summary

The Cub was the smallest tractor International Harvester made. The model, introduced as an alternative to draft horses after World War II, became popular among small landowners needing a utility tractor to mow, cultivate a garden, grade roadways, and perform other maintenance. The tractor featured "CultiVision" with the driver’s seat and wheel offset to the right to provide a clear view of fields.

The Cub was the smallest tractor International Harvester made. The model, introduced as an alternative to draft horses after World War II, became popular among small landowners needing a utility tractor to mow, cultivate a garden, grade roadways, and perform other maintenance. The tractor featured "CultiVision" with the driver’s seat and wheel offset to the right to provide a clear view of fields.

Artifact

Tractor (Agricultural equipment)

Date Made

circa 1955

Creators

International Harvester Company 

Milsco Manufacturing Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Illinois, Chicago 

United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee 

Creator Notes

The tractor was made in Chicago, Illinois, while the seat was made in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2018.138.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Rubber (Material)
Cloth

Color

Red
Black (Color)
Silver (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 57 in

Width: 62 in

Length: 94 in

Inscriptions

on front of proper right and proper left sides: INTERNATIONAL CUB / LOBOY on proper left side of motor: RING ORDER / 3 4 2 / 360719-RI / L sticker on back of seat base: MANUFACTURED BY / M[I]LSCO / MILWAU[KEE, WI] on proper right side of motor: 351685-RI / L 2 X silver plaque on proper right side of motor: ANDERSON, IND. / Delco Remy / MODEL 1109611 / SERIAL 5D30 / MADE IN U.S.A. / AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT black and silver plaque on proper right side of motor: MADE IN U.S.A. BY / INTERNATIONAL HARVEST[ER CO.] / CHICAGO, ILLINOIS / MODEL INTERNATIONAL CUB LO-BO[Y] / SERIAL NO. 1689 J top of exhaust pipe: ALUMINIZED / TWICE THE LIFE on front of tractor: HiH

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