Eaton Gas Engine Co.

Vaughn Gearless (1912-1913)

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Eaton made a brief appearance in the tractor market with their “Vaughn Gearless” tractor of 1912. Its overall design was similar to the Townsend built at Janesville, Wisconsin. The large tank at the front carried the cooling water, and the entire engine was supported by a channel iron frame. The Vaughn Gearless also carried a unique gasoline engine. It was a two-cylinder affair that normally operated as a four-cycle engine, but when more power was needed, it could be changed to operate as a two-cycle motor, just by pulling a lever. Although pleasing of design, and full of innovative features, this machine seems to have gone little beyond the prototype stage. F. E. Vaughn and J. W. Alkire bought out the previously established Eaton firm. By mid-1913, the venture failed, and the assets and inventory were taken over by the newly organized Hoopeston Gas Engine Company at Hoopeston, Illinois.

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