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In his article on the elusive Herr Goeble*, Tim R has included a couple of pics of the tractor unit shown below. Acc to this very informative site it's not connected with Mr. G, but a Wotan-Werke Type A tractor, designed post-1918. I can't find any more about it at present.

I've always thought it odd that Herr Goeble is frequently referred to as "a German from Riga". I don't doubt that he was of German extraction, as was a large percentage of the city's population, but IIRC Riga was in Russia for quite a long time before The Great War. Unless he moved to Germany, I don't understand how he would come to demonstrate his machines to the Kaiser.

*which has, of course, also been stolen by patriotfiles.com



-- Edited by James H on Monday 13th of June 2011 12:36:15 PM

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Agree, the vehicle is post-war and not connected to Mr. Goebel. - There were many Baltic Germans around in Germany during that time, most often people disagreeing with the Russification policy virulent under Tsar Nikolay II's rule, and a lot of them actively supporting Germany's war effort - and planting weird ideas into Ludendorff's brain.



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You both are correct, the retraction was never done by Peter... Oh Well!!!

Tim R.



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I wasn't casting aspersions, Tim. It was interesting to see a name put to the vehicle. Mildly surprisingly, it seems Wotan-Werke remained in exisyence until 1990, making machine tools and grinding machinery. No reference to the tractor yet.

http://wotanparts.com/aboutus.aspx



-- Edited by James H on Monday 13th of June 2011 09:33:04 PM

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James

            It was not received that way.biggrin All is good.

All the Best

Tim R.



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Aha, thanks for the information.



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