The Graham-Paige people were building cars at the time the first Graham-Bradley tractor emerged. They used their own six-cylinder 3 1/4 x 4 3/8 engine. The Model 104, offered in 1939, was a standard tread version of the 32 H.P. model. As a special inducement, the Graham automobile was optionally available with the Graham-Bradley tractor franchise, and vice versa. The 1941 Tractor Field Book lists these models as being no longer in production.
Graham-Bradley was a division of the Graham-Paige Motors Corporation. Graham-Paige was feeling the effects of the Great Depression-like many other businesses, In hopes that the new and well-designed farm tractor would pull their car manufacturing firm through their struggles, Graham-Paige launched their first agricultural venture in 1937. In 1945, ads appeared announcing a new line of Graham tractors that were to be produced in 1946. However, Graham-Paige became involved in the new Kaiser-Frazier Corp. and tractor production was shelved for good in the rush to get the new Kaiser and Frazier automobiles onto the market.
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