Shifting Gears…McQuistion

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Glenn Jay Maurer purchased this 1952 John Deere Model B tractor new in the early 1950s. This photo of Maurer was taken in 1986 when he was 80. Maurer was a janitor for years at Goshen High School and later at West Branch. He used this tractor to farm his 40-acre farm in Patmos, Ohio.
When Maurer died in 1988, Louis McQuistion’s cousin bought the farm from Maurer’s family in 1989. The tractor was included in the sale.
McQuistion (pictured with the tractor) bought the tractor from his cousin in 1998, brought it home to Columbiana, and spent the summer working on it. He rebuilt the engine and restored the tractor. Later, he purchased a second John Deere B and swapped parts off it. A final addition was a John Deere 801 hitch and clamshell fenders.

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