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OK folks I dont know whether this has a place in oddballs? But here is what it has that I think qualifies it for at least a look.
1. its odd!
2. it has a ford flat head model A engine.
3. it has Ford model A sheet metal, grill.
4. fenders are solid cast iron for weight.
This is a unit my friend, Jim, just picked up: He collects Doodlebugs, Maybe this is a Doodletug?
He is doing research on it and most things point to Clarke built and the late 40's??
It could be aircraft or work shop related tug.



I helped him haul it, with my car hauler. The Warn winch came in real handy pulling it up on the trailer too.


Solid front wheels with rubber coating


If you google tugs you just dont see a lot of these old timers!




Fits Jim like a glove!


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Yes, that definitely belongs in this thread.
I've never seen one like that before, that is really cool. It looks to be in fantastic shape.

Thanks for posting it
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That's really a classic tug. They were used by the Railway Express Agency, US Post Office, Foundries, airports, manufacturing companies, you name it. Anywhere a tote trailer had to be moved. I notice there isn't a speedometer.
 
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That is a cool old tug for sure, Thanks for sharing.
 
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Great pictures Effie’s 56. Thanks. I agree with Bob, this looks like a tug used at railroad stations.
 
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Guys,
The train station makes sense to me. I wasn't sure about this at first, but as I was around it for a few hours, it is just strange enough, it was growing on me too. Not sure how it will do on wet soft ground with those front wheels?
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Those or similar tugs were also used in many manufacturing plants. Anywhere with a hard flat surface would work.
 
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It has a ford flat head model A engine.
That's a 1933/34 "C" head, because Model A's and 1932 model B's didn't have a water pump.

 
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Thanks Bill,
I will pass that along to the owner too.
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Bill, The model T didn't have a water pump, All model As did. That is a model A head. Model B and C used a different pump and head. My Gordon Smith Model A air compressor uses a B pump.
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