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Old 10-03-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
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I had a guy stop by my office and ask me if I would be interested in a 32 worthington. Does anyone know much about them? I know it has the B motor. But not much else. He is going to get me some pictures. And hopefully we can agree on a price.
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:14 PM   #2
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If it has the roadster cowl and the deuce grille shell you are looking at some serious money. Would love to see pics. I suspect it would have the 32 heavy front axle as well.
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I'd add the '32 steering column drop to the list of goodies that may be there. Check for a diamond block and "C" crank. Bob
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:36 PM   #4
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A Worthington I just inherited pictured below. Crappy picture but the only one I have right now cause the car is in a garage with a hundred and 50 thousand things piled around it. This particular tractor is not original - it was "hot rodded" by Pete Van Iderstine - if the bright orange and 70s Cragars weren't enough to give that out There is also a non-running more traditional tractor there also (non-running - no picture).

The story I've been told is that CC Worthington owned a pump company (possibly in NJ or NY) the company made millions back during WWII when their pumps were used by the Army to get fresh water to troops inland while overseas. Eventually Worthington moved to PA and bought a large piece of property and build his own personal golf course. There were commercial tractors to cut the grass but they were constantly tearing up the lawn. Worthington cut up a Model A and created one of the first gang movers. He interest then became focused on tractors and he started developing the Worthington tractor company. Somewhere I have some of the history I'll try and dig it up again.
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:54 PM   #5
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An article to check out:
http://www.gasenginemagazine.com/tra...ton-mower.aspx
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:13 AM   #6
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Here is some info on the Worthington Tractor.
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Wasn't Worthington building tractors in the 1920's out of Model T parts first? Bob
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He brought me a picture. Not a good one.
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