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  1. SousaphoneCase43 (😁) got this email from TubaCase47: Tom Railsback wrote; Gary, do you have a picture of Carl's [Mehmke] Michelet truck you could post? If anyone has information on it, I think it would be Roger. Roger, step up to the microphone. Testing, Testing, 1,2,3, Testing... GaryπŸ˜‰
  2. Roger, Thank you for you identification of the Saurer truck hauling the little Baldwin steam locomotive. And Thank you for posting Lloyd Van Horn's former Saurer truck as well. I'm posting a photo of a White Motor Truck front end to show how I was thinking that loco hauling truck was a White. I didn't think the hood louvers were correct, and the "waves" in the hoods aren't identical, but as close as they were, with the poor photo of the loco hauler. I should have known with the absence of a parking brake lever and a left hand drive. GaryπŸ™„
  3. I came upon another old hard rubber tire truck hauling a small steam locomotive. This one is a little Baldwin engine, that apparently is used to this task? The truck resembles a White Motor Company truck, but don't take that to the bank. Anson, This is what you need to haul your watermelons from now on. A MA IHC with a caged in back end backed up to the Helena, Montana Post Office. Or you could get some chicken wire and make this IHC MW into your watermelon van. You need to get something that presents more of a sure thing, or you'll lose your crops. And the recipe for tho
  4. I can't seem to post (maybe the Army system). I think that jacket belonged to the "Garrison Command" and was probably issued as an overcoat if you were to draw Post Guard Duty, Airfield Guard Duty, etc. Other than OCS or WOC schools, I never seen names stenciled on the back of coats and stuff. Also, never met a guy with the last name Garrison....... Then again, I may have no clue at all. Mike Yaeger
  5. TN Hillbilly, that looks like an overcoat worn during the Battle of the Bulge? I don't think I was ever issued one of those overcoats? "Garrison"...? I don't know? It could be either, I guess? πŸ˜—Gary
  6. Well, I'm going to TRY to hold down my political rant. I just didn't think Anson and I would live to see America vote in Socialism. When it turns to Communism, and if I'm still here, I hope I still possess the same distance vision I have. I like Mike's new flag he hung up this week. Plenty of things came up on Facebook to post here. These were from a Canadian (mostly truck) Museum. Fairway 12. I don't know what this photo represents, other than I'd bet some farmer died and they are helping his widow (Some widows have a farm and some own watermelon
  7. Todd, that big Case gas tractor is a 40. GaryπŸ˜‰
  8. That's a Huber return flue engine. I did post one here in Montana plowing, twostepn2001. This is a neat photo of it pulling Emerson disk plows. Here is another photo taken in texas of (the same one??) a huber return flue plowing a curve or corner with Emerson moldboard plows. I wonder if Roger can identify that old touring car? I can't. It may be a REO? GaryπŸ˜‰
  9. Fred B, I'd sure be curious about all of those engines plowing the 20 thousand acres near Bishop. I'm thinking the only 40-140 hp Reeves engines were the ones we've pictured. With that belief, it makes me curious about all of the others! Several companies built big steam engines, comparable to the 140 Reeves. The 110 hp Case being one of them. Of course Case built the massive 150 hp engine that would have pulled those plows (for a while, until they ate their gear train out.). The 150 hp Case developer John Loeffelmacher stands behind the front wheel of #14,666, the first
  10. Roger, again the camera angle and deception of cab design throws the human eye off course. Here is a photo of Harry C. Clay who was Head Mechanical Engineer for Reeves & Company in 1907 or 08. He's in the cab of 40-120 hp Reeves #5143, one of two original prototypes. With the glass in the cab, it makes the flywheel position seem more realistic. I don't know the serial number of this one? It's pulling smaller Reeves engines filled with water at the Reeves factory at Columbus, Indiana. This is a picture of Mike and and Jim Bodenham after plowing with 6867 in August 2007
  11. Roger, I do have your widow's phone number!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜‡
  12. Fred, the camera angle may not show it correctly, but the rear drive wheels on a 40 hp Reeves were Seven feet tall. The driver wheel was 28" wide and the extension rims below were also 28" giving them a 56" footprint. The remaining operable 40-140 hp Reeves at Osage, Iowa has 14" width extension rims. They won't have the floatation the one above has. There is also a 1912 IHC AutoWagon "watermelon hauler" posing beside the Reeves. This photo gives a little better view of the 42" width driver with the single extension. The front wheels on these are 20" width. Thi
  13. Fred B, That is very thoughtful of you to post that photo of the 40-140 hp Reeves oil burners near Bishop, Texas. I never knew the history of them when they were in the Iron Men Album decades and decades ago. I scanned this picture from that magazine in later years. They were using three of them! This photo turned up on ebay within the last couple years. I let a doctor friend of mine know and he bought it then sent me this scan. It looked like quite an operation they had going there! I wonder if they were burning Texas crude oil? They were the only photo I've ever seen of three of t
  14. I'm learning a lot on here today from the professors on Frost Plugs. Big things are not manufactured in Montana. I've only been through one manufacturing plant in my life. In 1958, I went through the John Deere (I know... It's against my constitution.) to watch them building two cylinder diesel tractors in Waterloo, Iowa. I watched them pouring molten cast iron. But it's not that I understood what was going on, totally. So today I learn that sand cores need cleaned out through what becomes a place for a frost plug. Thank you 12_Guy, Iowaboy1965 and Professor Byrne. Now I understand why t
  15. Anson, Model T Fords have freeze plugs. I'm not sure about others. I don't think of some of the old hit & miss engines that used to be under windmills, on pumps in pastures around Montana, had them? They don't have them as far as I remember, but they were easy to drain and didn't require much water to cool while running. Steam engines may have a little water in the cylinder, but the external combustion engines didn't have a cooling jacket like like the internal combustion engines do, if they're not air cooled. And I don't know about this car? It may have freeze plugs? Take Bett
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