Riding through Social Circle, Georgia, I came across this tractor in the front yard of a small farm.
This is a real beauty, Bill! Plus, Social Circle has to be one of the cutest town names ever.
Want to see a Frick in action? Check out the video at the end of this post.
George Frick successfully developed a steam engine (the Eclipse) that was small enough for farms, sawmills, and other small industrial uses. From what I’ve been able to research, he founded the Frick Company in 1853 — although sources sometimes vary on the year. The company eventually switched to making refrigeration/air conditioning equipment. Years later, Frick became part of the York International Company – and later, Johnson Controls.
I have several things in the Waynesboro area on my “to-do” list and I think some of the old Frick buildings are still in use. I’ll have to check them out 🙂
Visit Thresherman.Org for an expanded look at the Frick Company and its machines.