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  1. Anson, This is for you. Cotton bales at Clarksville, Texas. If you ever wanted to move "up nawth" to Montana, and raise your own watermelons, just out of Helena, we have a Confederate Gulch. It's where the southern sympathizers came to Montana Territory (someday it would be) and pan for gold, to send south for their side of the Civil War. But please bring the 1912 IHC AutoWagon when you come! And John Deere tractors have never been my thing, but I recognize this as something nearly out of this world. A John Deere "GPO Lindeman." Using the GP Lindeman crawler with orchard tin. Purportedly, there were "around 24" of them built. Gary
  2. Right Fred B, if Anson wants to pull the whistle chain and hold it for several minutes, a 100 gallon size air tank and a gas (or diesel) engine powered industrial compressor would be necessary. It's not like a steam engine where the expansive power of steam is there, endlessly, if the water and fire are up to par. I don't have any IH Tractors, even on a Montana Farm... So I'll post these Case photos from Facebook. Tom Railsback will likely have a model for this Case industrial tractor. Pulling barrels of beer. This was a JI Case automobile or truck at the factory in Racine, Wisconsin, used for their fire department. I love these 30-60 Case gas tractors. I think five of them remain today? I know one of them sold at auction about 10 years ago for a half $ mil. This is a Case combine being pulled by horses. And so much for Case..... This is a photo I bumped into of Johnny Cash and June Carter at Folsom Prison, when they went there and recorded an album live. Sharon and I got to meet them, back stage in their dressing room at Great Falls' Liberty Theater in 1968. They were in concert with the Statler Brothers and Carl Perkins (who wrote Blue Suede Shoes.) Gary
  3. I have that Remington Best ad in my files as well. I posted a huge album of Best and Remington steam engines on Facebook recently, so some of this stuff is fresh in my old head. This was purportedly one of the first Remington engines. It appears to be a rather small engine. This is probably a Best, after the sale of Remington to them? I don't know. It apparently shows the faithful 20 mule team standing and watching the steam engine pulling their borax wagons out of Death Valley, California? I've ridden on one Best engine in my lifetime, back in the 1970's. It was once owned by my late friend Oscar O. Cooke near Billings, Montana. I used to help operate a 20 hp Gaar Scott engine there at Cooke's shows. Anson, I don't know what to tell you about your whistle. If you're going to operate a whistle of that size with a typical "air hose," it wouldn't do much more than have a short little toot and be all in and all done. If you had a storage tank you could put compressed air into, with a 1-1/4" pipe fixture, you'd have a whistle that would be very effective. It's not so much the high pressure. Several of our whistles will operate on around 25 pounds, quite effectively. But it has to be able to maintain that much pressure. It sounds like a pretty nice whistle you found, Anson! I sure am not trying to dissuade you from owned that whistle. It should work fine, if you put a supply tank in the line between your air supply and the whistle. Gary
  4. Anson, Moore was the metropolis that I attended high school in. We had one of the largest graduating classes ever in 1961. We had 18 kids! I probably didn't know the dog you speak of. The ones I knew when I was there are all dead now. That fountain was moved from the "business district" to the "residential district" is maybe more what I should have used? This was when it was still down in the business district, down next to Andy Key's machine shop. And the back door beyond Andy Key's back door was Charlie Dusek's Moore Refrigerated Lockers meat plant. Now if you think Moore isn't as huge as you thought it should be, you might check out my hometown of Glengarry, where I attended the one room school house. Now if you like slow, laid back living, Glengarry is your thing. This photo below was taken back when there was still a depot/section house, railroad and church. They're all gone now. Deitziger's laundry and Gilmore's dairy have long faded into the past. This was the Glengarry School, all classes, in 1950,the year I was a 2nd grader. I'm in the right front! And the next time you Google Earth, check out Glengarry. It's quite a large town. McMillan Avenue is the "main drag." Otten, Keller and Yaeger streets are listed in this Montana Railroad (later Milwaukee) blueprint. Sadly, those three streets never materialized! Gary
  5. Anson, rather than confuse Wrangler with city traffic, maybe you'd better head to Moore (Eddies Corner), Montana, where this old fountain was moved from the central district downtown, to a "flower garden" maintained by the local ladies. This fountain watered many horses in the early years. And if you notice, on the far side, are two steps. There was another fountain on that side for "humanoids." Little kids could climb those steps and get a drink as well as the horse owners who stopped to refresh their mounts. Gary
  6. When I saw this, I thought of Anson and Wrangler. The cat's meow!! Farmall Cubs. The first thing I ever drove. This is an early one at the factory. A 1951 Cub that a Facebook friend of mine was photographed on. I don't know if Harry had anything to do with this one..... er..... three or not? Then this guy posted his cubs... as in plural. Gary
  7. Well, I went to the shop yesterday and did fine. I hadn't been there in several weeks. So I sure don't know anything, but found these photos on an Auumaan auction site on Facebook. They were very heavy into Caterpillar, but these were here. No Montana farms though! I think this would be called a WK-40. I stand to be corrected! This is a cool old Farmall Regular. This was the tractor of my dreams when I was younger. And I think this is a 10-20? I have a hard time distinguishing between a 15-30 and a 10-20. The front wheels look small for a 15-30, I think? Now this is something I really love. The Curved Dash Oldsmobile! Gary
  8. Roger, A stinkin' lousy photo an old steam friend sent me years ago, that he'd absconded from something, somewhere. A Big Four gas tractor with a "Starter" or pony engine. Ralph likely doesn't have that sprayer engine of his family's anymore? Maybe Al wouldn't want a starter on his tractor... It was just a thought. Gary
  9. Roger... Now you're the one who outdid himself! Thank you for taking the time to post all of that. I know it doesn't just happen. You have to sit down and spend close to an hour finding things to put there. I was hoping you'd post Al Severson's project like you did! Thank you my friend. Ralph, Thank you for posting that neat video you took with your camera in the sky! I can't post videos anymore. Me and photobucket don't get along anymore. They were trying to extort money from me to do anything more, since I'd used up the "free part." So I get along without them. You know Ralph, we'll probably be meeting and sitting in our tuxedos at the Oscars in about 11 months? We can make a short statement about "Red Power Magazine Forum" and our friends here when we accept our Oscars? Anson, I don't know any Mississippi tunes offhand. Well, lets see. Mom used to sing a song back about 1948 about "Mr. & Mrs. Sippi" and that still circulates in my head occasionally. Those three tunes I played were: Missouri Waltz, Kentucky Waltz, and Tennessee Waltz. A couple of photos I stole from Facebook last night. They're sure not in Montana, but they are nice IH Tractors. This one of an assembly line during the days IH made my old 660 tractor. Now this is from my files. It IS an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm. Son Mike stirring rocks with the Schafer plow and 660. This was the other photo from Facebook I stole. Son Mike, and I, have each owned a 300 Utility, the workhorses of the farm. I even overhauled mine and put 350 sleeves and pistons in mine. This IS a 350 and the guy did a nice job of restoring it. Gary
  10. I just returned from the dentist. I had to have a crown re-glued. It's an important one that holds a corner of my partial in place. I think I only have six days of antibiotic left to take too. I'll be just like new, only old, before I know it! Here are some things that I absconded from Facebook. Otherwise I know and have nothing. Except RALPH GOFF! He's going to be sending me to the Oscars next year, I think. But that's over on Facebook, so I won't go into it here! I always loved the early International Harvester Company automobiles. I know nothing about them, so I can't tell you which model this beautiful touring car is. Here is a Regular on a farm near Estherville, Iowa in 1937. I have an affinity toward Regulars. Alway have, and at this late date, I likely always will? A Facebook friend posted this picture of an IHC Mogul pulling a Case threshing machine. But this is an IHC Mogul plowing in central Montana. The only reason it is a little more special is that it is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm! Gary
  11. Anson, I'm the wrong guy to ask, but maybe Roger will catch this? The Shovel nose was next. But I don't I don't know if this model was "NEXT" or happened during the shovel nose time? If Roger doesn't catch this, maybe Howard_P will know? Gary
  12. Here are three pictures, and two examples of McCormick-Deering dealer's red IH trucks. Red Baby seems to be a late terminology? The first two show the Type M gasoline, kerosene engine, plus a bunch of binder twine, for the binder behind them in the field. This is a little later type, and had the Red Baby name. And last, but not least, I'd posted this on the Old Tractor page on Facebook today. It's the 1935 F-12 belted onto Mike's Hero Feed grinder. And she's an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm! Gary
  13. Well.... I'm on a potent antibiotic. Something pretty new. I asked for my old standby penicillin (Oxacillin makes me nauseus) but he wouldn't do that. When I lived on Beaver Creek, growing up on the homestead, I would have almost called these boluses, rather than pills. I remember the old chrome plated bolus inserter, we stuck down the sick cow's mouth. But I don't have that machine anymore. So I'm swallowing these. I found some neat things on Facebook. I always love the old IHC Moguls and Titans. They were as much the start of the "small tractor" revolution as was Henry Ford's Fordson. They may not have had the styling the Fordson had, but they sure tickle my eyes, when I see one. This one is an 8-16 Mogul with a plowing steering guide. Roger, if he wants to tickle his eyes, he only has to walk out to the back shed and look at his. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't doubt but what it's in the shop/garage, instead of his pickup? This is a 10-20 Titan and I love it in its work clothes. Here are some IHC AutoWagons at a dealership. Purportedly a 1915 photo. That was the last year these were produced, I believe. And last but not least is this black & white picture of an IHC "red truck." The dealerships used to haul around items they had for sale, such as the Type M gas engine and the washing machines, for this farm wife. He probably had timed it at about 11:AM, so he'd be invited to stay for dinner (it wasn't lunch back then). My mother often remarked about machinery salesmen and dinner time. Gary
  14. Here's what Roger has been working on very diligently for a couple or more years now. He sent me the video above of them breaking in Al Severson's Big Four gas tractor engine. The engine is pretty much "manufactured" by them. Roger would have to tell us the numerous castings they made, and they are working on four of these big babies. Those rear wheels are 8' tall on a Big Four. This is the tractor that this engine will be dropped (gingerly) into. This is a photograph of the engine they are breaking in. Al and Harriet Severson are posing with the Big Four Tractor, minus engine, he bought at a late friend of mine (Morris Blomgren's) auction sale several years ago. Gary
  15. A couple more of those early IH trucks purportedly built for them by Willys. Sam Moore posted these photos and he's always very knowledgeable. He writes lots of magazine articles on our old junk. I think this is a D-30 IH Truck, and not a D-40? It got rather rough on this GMC Truck. And I'm just posting this photo of an IHC F-30 gas tank area. I just thought it was pretty. Even if it isn't on a Montana Farm. Gary