Jump to content

Brady Boy

Members
  • Posts

    4,527
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    4

Posts posted by Brady Boy

  1. A cousin sent me these pics the other day, says she found them in her long deceased mother-in-law's belongings. The scenes are said to be attributed to my ancestors but nobody I know wants to own up. Up to now I'd thought that only my generation knew how to do this.

    post-6771-0-60452100-1314935459_thumb.jp

    post-6771-0-33373700-1314935508_thumb.jp

    Appears to be a Model W Case hillside combine, horse drawn and set up for sacking. A bulk grain tank, then considered an attachment, might have kept the machine from going over so far. Nobody living now to tell the story. The teamster's seat is in the foreground mashed into the ground. Likely he either jumped or was thrown clear. Also wonder how the horses faired...must have been a mess with them.

    The terrain could have been anyplace around here. The countryside looked different then, with fencerows and brush. Modern farming methods have pretty well eliminated all that.

    Great pics Greg. Which day would be a good one to head down to Colfax to see the threshing activities?

    Bill

  2. These aren't exactly IH Tractors on a Montana Farm... This first is an IH Metro hauler at Kalispell, Montana.

    post-5643-0-02100000-1314586114_thumb.jp

    This second is a KB-8 IH truck in Pennsylvania, owned by a friend here in Helena. It has been in their family since new. Gary ;)

    post-5643-0-97779000-1314586143_thumb.jp

    Old Binder, I'm confused. That KB-8 is a pic I posted here on RPM a few months ago. It was setting on Market St here in Spokane in front of a Ziggy's lumber yard.

    Bill

    Bill,

    I don't know how I did that, but I got the wrong Ziegler photo there, I guess. Mike Ziegler lives here in Helena and he sent me some photos of his family's KB-8 in Pennsylvania. Sorry for the screw up... I'll have to find Mike's photos.

    Gary ;)

    Gary, no problem. If I had a nickel for every screwup I've made on the internet, I'd go buy some property in Whitefish! :D

    BK

    P.S. Love to more pics of IH trucks, I'm still amazed how many are still around and working.

  3. These aren't exactly IH Tractors on a Montana Farm... This first is an IH Metro hauler at Kalispell, Montana.

    post-5643-0-02100000-1314586114_thumb.jp

    This second is a KB-8 IH truck in Pennsylvania, owned by a friend here in Helena. It has been in their family since new. Gary ;)

    post-5643-0-97779000-1314586143_thumb.jp

    Old Binder, I'm confused. That KB-8 is a pic I posted here on RPM a few months ago. It was setting on Market St here in Spokane in front of a Ziggy's lumber yard.

    Bill

    post-42413-0-73008800-1314662589_thumb.j

  4. Love the restored cars and trucks. My pop had a 56' Pontiac, powder blue and white. I just posted some video of the Palouse, have a look Greg, and a guy in Tekoa WA may be trying to corner the market on old Pontiacs :lol: Love this thread.

    Bill

    Not sure but I think the blue and white Pontiac in the video was a 55. Somehow I missed getting a still photo of it. I did manage to catch the front end of this fine blue 57 Laurentian though.

    Enjoyed your tour of the Palouse too.

    Ralph,

    The first, lighter blue & white was a 1955. The later one, darker blue & white - stopped in line, was a 1957.

    Now I saw a Toyota today and I couldn't tell you whether it is a 2004 or a 2010?

    Gary ;)

    Gary, you are exactly right. I use to be able to identify every make, model, and year. Now all I can tell is if it's red, blue, green or whatever :mellow:

    BK

  5. Love the restored cars and trucks. My pop had a 56' Pontiac, powder blue and white. I just posted some video of the Palouse, have a look Greg, and a guy in Tekoa WA may be trying to corner the market on old Pontiacs :lol: Love this thread.

    Bill

  6. I could just about get this one in my garage. My in-laws owned several of the big engines, which they used to transport their fair from town to town in the early 1900s. My wife has a couple of the original show poster framed and hanging in the hallway.

    BK

    post-42413-0-58504000-1299725506_thumb.j

  7. My Theme Song...just a little braggin'...

    http://www.youtube.com/user/JANELOUGHNEY

    Great Vid, Palouse!! Saw many familiar scenes. Love the crop duster cowboys. We were cruising south on the ole Palouse Hwy one gorgeous day, just coming up over a rise, just as one those guys was taking off from a small strip right along the road. He popped up and my heart stopped beating, I crapped my drawers and nearly rode my springer off the road. It makes me laughs now, but at the time, it sure scared the H...E...double hockey sticks out of me.

    BK

  8. OBG, sorry about the confusion of an Uncle Dan. I was thinking of the gentleman with the nice farmall collection in Columbia Falls, passed through there a number of times.

    Yeah, "Charlie" launch control center was just down the road from Stanford, and it was nearly my second home. Didn't see much daylight there, and never heard about high water problems, it was always dry in the acustical enclosure, which was suspended from the the ceiling of what was like a giant concrete contact cold cabsule. We were suspended by huge shock absorbers about 2 feet in diameter, with a short "cat walk" to the blast door. Never made it to "Mike", it was a different system. As a member of the 10th Strategic Missile Squadron, I pulled alerts in each of the 15 Minute Man II capsules. We were JFK's "First Aces", during the Cuban Missile crisis, he mentioned to the Soviets, that he had an "ace in the hole", hence we were the "First Aces Squadron" because we were the first squadron to come on line as alert ready. Was also a member of the "Roy Rocket Club". There was an LCC out near Roy, "November" I think, and we use to keep track of how long it took us to drive out there. This was back in the glory days of 55 mph speed limits and the $5 energy conservation violation tickets. We had to radio the TCC, Transportation Control Center, when we left the base and when we arrived at the site. Can't remember how many times we "forgot" to call TCC when got to the LCC! Had a buddy that kept all of his pink slips he saved from "chats" with the law enforcement folks, and papered a wall of his bathroom with them. Those chevy diesel suburbans could really cruise ;) .

    BK

    post-42413-0-07438700-1299367608_thumb.j

  9. Old Binder Guy might disagree with me, but I think those pictures were taken on the North side of U.S. 87 just East of the Highwood Road. That would mean that they were on the Prairie Nest Ranch owned by Dick O'Dea.

    You may well be correct Tubacase47, but for whatever reason I wanna say the south side of the road, 24 years is a ways back in th memory bank. I do agree it was close to GF. Also was/is there somebody with a collection of traction engines along that stretch of road? Maybe it was further east. Time for a road trip!!

    Bill

  10. Just thumbing through the last few pages of the thread and noticed Delta Dirt's pic of a bull in a chopped car. Reminded me of a story. I was just pulling out of Stanford, heading west, came up behind a pickup with a cattle trailer that was trying to get up to air speed when the doors on the trailer flew open and out came one bewildered looking steer. Not sure if it was a steer, couldn't tell from my angle. I slammed on the binders, the steer's tail went straight up, his eyes were big as saucers, and he was skidding on all four hooves. He did go down on one rear quarter at one point and came back up, but I'd have to give him a 9.5 for poise and balance. The rancher stopped pretty quick, but I had to go home and change underwear. I'm guessing that steer was a little trailer shy after that trip. Still brings a smile when I think of it.

    Saw these big boys on the way to Neihart. I lived in Great Falls from early 85 to early 89

    BK

    post-42413-0-22975400-1299287430_thumb.j

  11. I've followed this thread with fasination for some time. During a previous life, I spent several years under Montana. I was an ICBM Combat Crew Commander stationed at Malmstrom AFB, just outside Great Falls. Earlier today I was converting slides to digital and came across a couple pics of a MT farmer hard at work. It was, if I recall correctly, along Hwy 87 between Great Falls and the big city of Belt. I was always amazed by the huge operations out there. I come from an area of 80 acre family farms in central Michigan. Still have fond memories of MT, and get over there fairly often on my scoot. Nothing like Glacier or Yellowstone on two wheels. Happy to be able to contribute.

    P.S. How is Uncle Dan, and does he have any projects going?

    post-42413-0-48850800-1299285605_thumb.j

    post-42413-0-03031600-1299285616_thumb.j

×
×
  • Create New...