Gary there are some great ads out there. That Waterloo Boy ad must be from before John Deere got involved with them.
Here is another vintage 1905 ad for the Waterous engine company.
I thought the same thing Loadstar. I had no idea there was a Waterloo Boy before JD. Looks like I need to do some research.
Ralph & redneckchevy9,
Waterloo, Iowa... In 1958 I went through the John Deere Factory when they were still building two cylinder tractors. Now... I don't know if "John Deere" bought out Waterloo Boy tractor company, or whether John Deere built the Waterloo Boy as a model and called them that, because they were made there? I'm not that up to date on the green and yellow company?
Here are a couple of Waterloo Boy tractors. The first at Lewistown, Montana, where I grew up. The second in Belgium. I don't know which paint scheme is correct?
Waterloo Boy at Lewistown 6-14-14 red.jpg
Waterloo Boy tractor in Belgium.jpg
This photo shows a Waterloo Boy, an IHC Titan, a Case and a Fordson at the Montana State College, agriculture division, years ago, when apparently these companies wanted them exposed to the college kids there? Gary
Waterloo Boy, IHC Titan, Case & Fordson at Bozeman MSC red.jpg
sweet bonnet on that Fordson
behind that Waterloo Boy in Belgium, looks like an interesting Massey with those big steel wheels in the front.