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  1. Fred... That is a neat old photo of your mother and her friends. I don't completely understand all of the cultivator mechanism there, but I sure do the tractor. You can be thankful someone had the camera AND THE FILM. During hard times of the Great Depression, it was easy not to buy film for the Kodak, due to needing to spend that money on more important things. I have some great old farm photos, but they were limited in number. I had two aunts who also took photos, which helped our family out. They both gave me several photos in their old age. Maybe because I was probably the most interested in family history? My mother's "Hamilton Scotch" ancestry often came out when dealing with film. She had a hard time switching from black & white to color, due to the increased cost. This was my mom in the late 1920's with her Kodak box camera. Gary
  2. Fred B, I couldn't open the photo of Katie on Oliver 3 wheel 18-27. I'd love to see it! I ran this Oliver three wheel tractor at Belgrade late one afternoon until after dark. We had a full moon, so I could see where I was driving and son Mike could run the binder, so we kept going. I'm assuming between this tractor, Katie's and the one I posted above, we're sort of comparing apples to apples? The one above that I posted on the Model A truck apparently has it's lugs in a burlap bag, also on the bed of the truck, near the skid rings? Gary
  3. I can't quite get the combination this morning. I have a tractor on a Montana farm, I've been mowing with. And I have an IHC tractor in Canada. But no IH Tractor on a Montana Farm picture today. This is Mike's Craftsman lawn tractor. Speaking of Craftsman, I hear Sears & Roebuck is "pulling the plug." It was the mightiest commercial "goodies" company on the face of the earth when I was a kid. I don't know what happened, but it may go "up to the top" as to why? Craftsman always meant high quality and you could get parts for an old Craftsman item years and years later. So, I guess, "Lifetime Warranty" may expire before my life? And that IHC Tractor, a 45 Mogul plowing in Canada. Gary
  4. Anson, Thank you for that sign of Charley Pride's from Sledge! Here's a 1930-31 Model A Truck with an Oliver Hart Parr row crop tractor loaded. This is sure a neat 1930 Model A "Semi!" Gary
  5. Here is the IH "pre-Farmall A" or a 1-F Farmall experimental prototype tractor from 1938. Here is a F-20 that may be a little hard to cool and crank? I remember sitting on International 600 tractors, brand new on the showroom floor. I always thought they were a neat tractor. This beautiful example is out plowing. The same gentleman owns this IH Farmall Cub. Today was International Harvester Tractor Friday on Facebook's Old Farm Tractors. Gary
  6. We've all seen the photo of the IHC 2-F Farmall prototype experimental tractor. This is the "Farmall H" size. This photo was on Facebook last evening on the Old Farm Tractor site. I don't think I've ever seen a picture of one of them actually working before. They were a pretty stylish design. This one is on rubber. It is of the "Farmall M" size. This had to be circa 1938? This is what actually transpired, though. And this one is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm. Gary
  7. Anson, That barbecuer is portable! Now that's a nifty idea! And if they'd used a self propelled unit and left the engine on, they could take the blade off and sell barbecue all over Sledge! Here are a couple of barbecuers I had in my files. I always remember that Charley Pride was from Sledge, Mississippi. He later lived in East Helena, Montana. The Colonel Kid works in the same building Charley worked in, although their products are different than when Charley worked there. And Charley played semi pro baseball here. Gary
  8. Sledgehammer, Sorry you found out 6+ hours before that you needed to be in bed asleep with an alarm set. I've been retired long enough, I've almost forgotten about some of the capers that came my way. I got some more stuff from facebook. I don't have anything of my own to post. I thought this was a stunning photo taken by Paul Cyr Photography of a Farmall on a rise, before sunrise! Here's a Farmall MD hauling a load of spuds in burlap bags, in a field. And to remind us of the work done by women "tractorette's" during WWII, when manpower was lacking, due to the men off in some foreign place fighting. Gary
  9. Anson, Those are just those old hard steel tire, wooden wagon wheels. You don't want junk like that. You'd want something with modern pneumatic radial tires. They're so much smoother. And, we only got rain here at Helena. Up on McDonald pass, just west of town, the Rockies turned white. And this is my friend Larry Hoffman's deck at Butte, America yesterday. It can (and often does) snow any day in Montana. I remember waking up at Crystal Lake in the Big Snowy Mountains south of Lewistown one 4th of July. We had about this amount of snow on our sleeping bags. BELOW: This is how I know Larry Hoffman. I helped him locate this Nichols & Shepard steam engine. He had me over the first time it was steamed up at his place about 2-1/2 years ago. Ignore the engineer's cap, Anson... Gary
  10. We did all three acres, Sledgehammer!! Just enough to make a little straw come out of the threshing machine this fall! This was 2015. And the "all clear" was the period at the end of a long, long sentence! Gary
  11. Well, after the doctor's report yesterday, I went to Silver Creek today. We're supposed to have rain for tonight's predicted snow at 5,000 feet. We're about 4,300 here I think? Anyway I thought we should seed. Grain grows better in the ground than it does in the shed. Mike got off early and after I told him about the snow, he thought maybe we'd better go put it in the ground. So we went and seeded. Mike had worked the ground with a tool bar and this disk. I just put it here to show Anson what Mike has for a disk now. Not an offset. Just a double disk, but it sure does a nice job. Mike is always kind enough to let his old man drive the tractor and he rides the drill. I parked it at the shed after seeding, so we could vacuum it out. I snapped this of Mike vacuuming out the old Van Brunt (John Deere) drill. The only piece of that brand on his place. It was given to him, so the price was right. Oh, and both of the tractors, the Farmall M and the 300 Utility are IH Tractors on a Montana Farm. I picked up this Stanley #194 "bevel plane" at a junk store recently. It's missing its blade, so I'm just guessing at the name I gave it. I don't know one dar thing about it. I guess I'll go Google it to see? Maybe one of you are familiar with them? Gary
  12. Well I finally got a good bill of health from the Dr. this morning. I'm sure glad to be "out of the woods." And since I know literally nothing, I'm posting stuff from Red Power's "Palouse." Greg Druffel posted these on a combine site on Facebook. This first string is of a 1470 IH Combine that flipped off of a hillside on the Palouse hills. Not a real pretty sight. And something I'd never seen before was the levelling device IH used (uses?) on their sidehill combines. There's a pendulum in this setup that is dampened with a liquid (oil?) in the bottom reservoir. It controls the hydraulics that level the combine "automatically." My favorite photo of Greg's was this one of a 1939 IH TD-40 TracTracTor pulling a 1945 IHC self levelling #51 pull type combine, unloading grain into a 1960 IH B-160 Truck. This was taken in 1965. Having owned a 1970 B-170 and several TD-40's, this photo strikes a chord with me! Gary
  13. U-C, Thanks for that video of the 40 hp Case. The man in the hat running that engine up the incline is my friend Carl Tuttle of Howell, Michigan. He performs that incline climbing at Pawnee, Oklahoma. Pawnee just had their steam show this past weekend. Carl used to come to our show every year when his and my friend Austin Monk was still living. He's the man in the light colored hat in this photo. Our late friend Austin Monk is in the Middle. He's been to our place and helped me set the valves on our Case, after we built a new pushrod and piston rod. The third gentleman above is Kenneth Kelley and he had a huge collection of Case steam engines at Pawnee. Ralph, I apologize for getting your thread so far off of "Ads." Gary
  14. -Urs, (like Ursern?) I had NOT seen this video. Thanks for posting it. I was especially taken by seeing Case steam engine incline icon, E.C. "Big Mac" McMillan on the incline. I put a couple of photos of him on the incline; years, and years ago. Gary
  15. I found this Turf IH Farmall H on Facebook this morning! This is a "non-turf" IH Farmall H. It is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm! Gary