Early Steam & Gas Traction Auction

by Aumann Auctions, Inc.


February 12, 2006 10:00 A.M. Central


Aumann Auction Center 20114 IL Rt. 16 Nokomis, IL


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Mr. Kite was not only a Case, Hart Parr & Lauson dealer, but also a collector. He passed away in 1955 and his collection of early steam and gas tractor catalogs are now being offered by the family!

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The Roy Kite Collection

Early Gas & Steam Traction Engine Literature

Mr. Kite was not only a Case, Hart Parr & Lauson dealer in Bird City, Kansas, but also a collector. He passed away in 1955 and his collection of early steam and gas tractor catalogs are now being offered by the family!

Special Features Include:

Auction includes additional farm toys featuring Precision Classics, Ertl, Carter, Mohr, Cottonwood Acres, Customs, older toys with boxes and many more!

Excellent Cast Iron Old Abe on the World from the Kite Dealership
Early Green Case sign, sand finish
Excellent Case horizontal neon sign, excellent condition – no neon



Case Full line catalogs from ’07, ’09, 12, 13, 15, ’17, ’20

Aultman Taylor catalogs from ’04, ’05, ’07, ’09, ’10, ’12, ’15, ’16

Avery catalogs from 03, 07 and several later ones with gas tractors

Numerous Minneapolis Threshing Machine catalogs including “Satisfaction”, ’03, ’06, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’15, plus others!

Numerous Rumely Full line catalogs featuring both steam and Oil Pull tractors

Other full line catalogs in multiple years from Huber, Woods Bros., Northwest, Port Huron, Keck Gonnerman, Illinois Thresher Company, Buffalo Pitts, Leader, Baker, Bidwell, Gaar Scott, Parsons and many, many more.

FABULOUS 1927 Hart Parr Dealer’s advertising kit that shows sales contracts, Hart Parr signs, posters, ad cuts, dealer giveaways, literature for that year including Hart Parr Power Unit and much, much more!

Awesome full color catalogs on AC 20-35 (western cowboy scene), Wallis 20-30, John Deere D, John Deere Prairie combines,  Twin City 12-20, Townsend oil tractors, Early IHC Famous engine catalog, Ellis, Bessemer, Early Maytag, Ottawa engine catalogs,  Awesome early Samson piece showing the Model M, Line Drive, the trucks and even the Samson Car – all in the same catalog!

LOTS of partial catalogs on Case, Minneapolis, IHC, Avery and much, much more

Numerous Case repair manuals and parts lists from steam engines to cars, implements and gas tractors

Emerson Brantingham Big 4 30 catalog

Rock Island G2 parts list

Twin City 17-28 parts list

Fordson operators and parts lists

Several Lauson tractor catalogs and sales sheets

1929 Nichols & Shepard price list

Several Frick steam catalogs

Nichols & Shepard Chaff & Grain Dealer magazines

Numerous Nichols & Shepard Catalogs

Lots of copies of Farm Implement News

16-30 Oil Pull Manual

Several Hart Parr full line catalogs,

Flour City Full line brochure showing the 14-24, 20-35, 30-50 & 40-70, even the power unit!


Partial IHC Mogul catalog

Early Oliver Shield magazines

Farm Implement News from the 1930’s to 1950’s

Iron Man Album magazines from the beginning when it was The Farm Album – 1940’s up to the 50’s

Tons of Case literature from CC to 400 series – tractors, implements and more!

Nearly complete set of Case Eagle dealer magazines from 40’s

Avery Salesmans’s binder for Threshers and combines, includes sales literature, order forms and more

Thresherman’s Review & Tractor and Gas Engine Review Magazines

Tractor Red & Field Books

Farm Mechanics magazines

Steam & Memorabilia

Whistles include: 10” x 5” 3 chime

5” x 2 ½” single chime

3 ½” x 1 ½” single chime

8” x 3 ½” 3 chime

10” x 4” 3 chime, probably Buckeye

8” x 3” 3 chime

10” x 3” single chime

Steam gauges from Case, Hudson, Huber, Herbert and more

Awesome like new Detroit Zero Lubricator with original sales literature!

Oliver & AC Pith Helmet

IH & JD Oil Cans

Can’t make it? Online bidding available for this auction.

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Come a day early and enjoy the 1st annual Aumann Auctions Power Farming School! Our customer appreciation event for tractor collectors. See website for details.

This is only the toy tractors.  Literature and Memorabilia to be posted soon!  Be sure to keep checking back!


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