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  1. I know which one Jack and Russell are but I’ve never known the other names. So you have me curious who is who! Not to derail Brian’s thread. Guys like Jack and Russell were employed by the IH Photographic Center, plus many others. A July 1968 interview with Al Rucker who was manager of the Photographic Center said there was 38 (I think) people employed at the farm then. That included anyone from farm workers to camera men and directors. That was a top notch job to work at the IH Photographic Center.
  2. Congratulations Danny on #436. I remember when I interviewed you on our FFA Chapter’s radio show on December 19th, 2019 you said you had just done over 400, and I thought wow that is a lot! You do such great work and I’m so glad we got to meet at RPRU 2023. Whenever I see a picture like above of the one and only 5388 I think, so cool I got to drive it! Danny Anderson is a first class guy that does first class work!
  3. The AII and CII Gleaners came out in 1964 so very likely to be a 1966 ad….. and if Loadstar posted it, it probably is. I also saw that on FB yesterday. Lots of old Gleaners in our area…… even here in Central TX for a few days I’ve seen a few. Great grandpa had a 1958 A he bought new. I believe that was replaced in 1970 by an F. June 24th, 1974 he bought a new L and new (I think) L2 in 1977. There was a G somewhere between the F and L. This would be my great uncle on the A in 1961. They also had a pretty used JD 55. Here is I think a 1972 photo of the F with 18 ft head unloading into the 1957 IH A-160 great grandpa bought new. In the back is a 1940’s Dodge truck is my guess. Bottom two pictures are from the same time This is the 1974 L with a 24ft header.
  4. Well, I’ve been on here a little over six years so I keep trying to become more like you guys.😂😂 The undercarriage is from a wagon we got at Hobby Lobby. Just used the undercarriage. Basket is still in the box. I did that my senior year of HS and dad helped me with the wagon and he is a carpenter so he deserves a lot of credit! It was painted by the collector I got it from but I did do a couple touch ups…. Including the flywheel.
  5. I think your meaning the model LA 1.5-2.5 HP engine. According to this list looks like yours is an early 1937 model. I have a model LB engine that’s 1.5-2.5 HP. 1944 model. Neat little engines to have. Here is mine. It was restored by another collector. It was in October 2019 when I got it. Following spring build the oak wagon for it and put decals on. It also has a pump jack on the back.
  6. That’s a really good film that Farmingtonimplement restored. A 1974 film that the IH Photographic Center went to FARMALL WORKS to do. Al Rucker who was manager of the Photographic Center, talked about doing that film on DVD #5. That film named “Possibilities Unlimited” is on DVD #4. Really neat how they were able to get into the factory. Mr. Rucker recalled the workers were really private about their work but when they learned they were there to film and from the IH Farm they were welcoming to show the work they were doing on the assembly line. The tractors on the side are if they had something missing or a part was defective or a part shortage they were pulled off …… I think that was the case anyways. I know for sure tractors like that were put in the yard and were pulled back in for the next shift to finish. My guess about the rims is they have primer on them and waiting to be painted. Kinda odd why they are at the Finish Assembly line (which was Department 70 in the plant I think). Hopefully Dr. Evil chimes in. I’m just going off stories I’ve been told. He has been there although I think he was there at the start of the 86 series.
  7. I’m my hometown there is CaseIH, John Deere, and Massey Ferguson all within a mile on the edge of town off the highway. There is also a Bobcat dealer right there. Deere is in the process of building a huge new office area and shop because the original building was built in the late 60’s or early 70’s and are too small for the new stuff. They sell some off line stuff too. CaseIH right across the highway sells Kubota, Krone, and Polaris, plus some bumper pull trailers and a couple other brands. MF does some other lines too. Here in my hometown IH and JD were right across the street for 25+ (now CaseIH is across the Highway). MF was in the same spot, Ford was here plus Allis-Chalmers….. at least those were they were the bigger ones here.
  8. Found a few more….. In front of the home place. No my place. Taken in Oklahoma. Wheat harvest 2021.
  9. Taken this last week on the campus I’m going to college at. 2023 wheat harvest One of my favorite pictures. 2021 wheat harvest.
  10. I did not do a bracket but I should have. Will have to do one next year. I was glad to see Gonzaga and North Carolina win. Watching Texas and Tennessee right now. #3 for Tennessee (who is very good) has Colorado ties. He is from there and went to the same Junior college as I did in my hometown. He graduated in ‘21 and I did the following year. I did not know him though.
  11. So is this one an Aermotor with the ladder on the corner? This is about the only picture I have with a windmill. Found this one south west of Canyon, TX where I’m going to college at. Thought it made for a good photo with my pickup.
  12. Happy Birthday Gentlemen! March is a good month to have a birthday!😉
  13. Thank you all. I greatly appreciate the well wishes. It was a great day for sure. Great year too…… a highlight was meeting many of you fine gentleman at RPRU in Grand Island! I’m glad we have the forum to all stay in touch. Spent the evening with family. I got the Farmall Century book and bought a little gift for myself….. the 1979 IH Buyers Guide. This one is in real good shape. Lots of neat photos and several are taken on the IH Photographic Center Farm in Sheridan, Illinois. Which I LOVE to see them! Once again, thank you all for the wishes. Lots of great members here!
  14. Merle’s 1970 album “Tribute To The Best Damn Fiddle Player In The World” is very good if you haven’t heard it. Story goes that album is what made George Strait (he graduated HS that year) listen more to country music. Merle was a big influence for George. I’ve got a cd in the pickup of Bob Wills Hits. I’ll listen to it tomorrow on the way home for spring break.
  15. This was sent to me and I thought I’d share it here for those that hadn’t seen it. It was the collection of Jeff Showaker. There will be 4200 lots for sale on six auctions throughout the year. Did anyone know Mr. Showaker? The name sounded familiar to me but I don’t think I’ve heard it the more I think about it.
  16. If you’re thinking of the country artist, I was too. But I think he is talking about an IH collector. https://www.abelsfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/william-anderson?fbclid=IwAR00mfQ7EeRE6ge--mKwtiZdLNqgU6TOIm3CSR4TpbAoJKEL33DA6bin5Vs_aem_AaPGZW1rlFJ3SDFSIYsZhSg19wWmjYSEB9iGmRN72zagIeV8WFTnzlEzgU20kaG6Gi8
  17. Anyone who thought the 2+2 was ugly when it came out didn’t know what a White 4wd was. Lol
  18. Five of my friends including me, went to help unload and load feed, fencing supplies, and bales in Pampa. On our way back home now to Canyon. Felt good to help. One rancher was originally from Southern Montana but has been here for 40 years. He said you expect a big fire like this every 8-10 years. He spoke about the one in 2007 where he lost all his ranch (two sections), 2017 he lost half, this year he lost it all again. He said it is just something that happens and you need to go with it and start again. I was encouraged to hear him say that….. takes a lot of courage to pick back up again you livelihood but when that’s all you have you have to do it. First pic is just of some feed that was there. Then second is of big square and round bales. You can just see smoke in the horizon. There was smoke a little earlier in the day on the north side of Pampa.
  19. Wet snow today here in Canyon, TX. Hope it is snowing up north. Thank you Jesus!
  20. Today was a 180 degree difference. 25 this morning when I went to class and little wind. Last two days it had been in the 60’s and 70’s. Yesterday wind gusts were 65mph .
  21. Monday and Tuesday here in Canyon, TX were terrible. Smoke was real bad here last night….. it actually was like heavy fog…. if you could smell and know it was smoke. I have heard there are five different fires. The one in Canadian has burned over a million acres.
  22. Wow, it’s great to hear from you! I went back and did research and was pretty certain it was the original one. Thank you for clearing that up! Were you in D.C. for the movement?
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