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  1. I thought I'd better rescue this nonsense before it sunk to the bottom of the pool. I know nothing at all. Some stuff I've scraped up with IHC equipment on Facebook. This is the Bismarck, North Dakota International Harvester building of decades ago. Near this building is This building that sold the IHC trucks. A bunch of Six Speed Specials loaded on a big semi truck here. The upper building is seen in the left hand corner of this photo. Those were posted by one person. Another person joined in with this photo of the first building and a million dollars worth (today's dollars!) of IHC Mogul tractors. Likely 30's and 45's? Here is a photo of a 45 IHC Mogul tractor pulling binders in North Dakota. This is a photo of a nice looking old IHC Farmall F-20 on steel and wearing a mounted cultivator. This was part of a for sale ad on Facebook. A 1933 IHC Farmall F-12 with the early Waukesha engine, way out of my price range. This is what this side of a 1935 IHC F-12 looks like with the IHC engine installed in it. And, this is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm (maybe a couple of them?)! Th This is an IH TD-6 pulling a Massey Harris "Grubber" in England. I guess a grubber was for getting down to roots on certain ground? I don't know for sure? And last but not least is Santa Claus' dual wheel 1947 IH Farmall Cub pulled by eight small deere. Gary😀
  2. I was going to say, Daschünds (badger hounds) taste a little bit like bald eagle and baby seal.🙄
  3. Yes, Mike, you're correct. The parts are all the same except for the boilers. This one is a 40 hp, with a little bit of a hump in the firebox, nicknamed a "keyhole" boiler and the grouter pattern on the drive wheels. The one in Lewistown was a 30 hp. The hp difference being in boiler operating pressure difference. This one would have operated at 200 PSI. The one in Lewistown would have operated at 150 PSI. This is where the "keyhole" boilers get their nickname. Gary😉
  4. 12_Guy, I'm pretty sure what you're seeing is the riveted seams those types of boilers had, since they didn't use one whole sheet of boiler plate to bend into a cylindrical shape to build the boiler. This is a very poor example, but it is a "fire tube, water tube" steam locomotive boiler. Notice how the seams run on the boiler barrel. Gary😉
  5. Fred, I took that photo and added more contrast. I ruined the photo, but it bought out the following. Two buildings gables now show. The pop valve on the Case is blowing off steam and I don't know why, but it would appear the engineer had the blower running, judging by the smokestack emissions. And that Ford appears to me, to be a 1909 to 1912 Model T Touring Car, according to the lips on the front fenders. I have a high speed chain pipe wrench, that I can't ever remember using, but I got it in a junkpile. We also have a high speed chain come along, that I only remember using once. I keep it to scare away jobs that know that this tool would fix it! That tool is to the orange colored tool, left of the yellow nylon straps. There are shovels, rakes, and pitch forks etc. above the chain rack. In the shed, the IHC Farmall F-12 is backed in and the Farmall H is driven straight in. The chain rack is in front of the Farmall H. Beyond that is the McCormick-Deering threshing machine. And behind the 300 Utility, at right is the 1925 Model TT. There are a few IH Tractors on a Montana Farm in this shed besides chain and come alongs. Gary😉 PS: Above the 4 wheeler, I have antique shovels, pitch forks, rakes, hoes, garden tools, and etc. It's surprising but occasionally, I get a ladder and grab one of these old tools to use. OBG
  6. 12_Guy, What I see as that "square 'door' on the right side" of the boiler is the flues, or tubes, depending (technically) on the diameter of those tubes. That boiler is lying on its side. This is an upright boiler below. Here is another example of a heating or power boiler headed east on Lewistown, (my birth town) Montana's Main Street at 3rd Avenue North. This 30 hp Avery undermounted engine is pulling the boiler, where it is stopped in front of Power Mercantile Company, where my mother worked ca 1935-36. The boiler this engine is pulling is turned at approximately a 45 degree angle. But when placed in use, it will align like this boiler above, these men are posing with. On top, I see some kind of mechanical binder that has cinched the boiler down to the wagon hauling it, associated with the chains or whatever that is in those two locations of the boiler securing them to the wagon. I'm posting twostepn2001 photo with a slight amount of cleanup with photoshop. On the left side of the boiler, I see what I believe to be a "Manway" which is a bolted in oval plate with a gasket, that when removed, a man can actually crawl inside of the boiler. I only know of a couple American or Canadian steam traction engines that had a manway. We had two "elderly" heating boilers at Whitefish Schools that had manways. They are a weak spot in boilers. However the British used them in their traction engine boilers. This is a boiler about a half mile from son Mike's shop on Silver Creek, showing a Titusville Iron Works boiler that had its manway blown out, breaking the outer perimeter over a century ago. Gary😉
  7. twostepn2001, A "cross motor" Case gas tractor is helping a 15 hp Case steam engine freighting a large steam boiler with its boiler flues showing on the right side. Who knows where they are going? To a mine, a sawmill, etc. It is a large heating boiler for a large building, or power boiler for a stationary steam engine in an industrial application. Gary😉
  8. Mike, since you have such a wonderful firearms collection and since you love Montana so much, how about you figure out a way of carefully wrapping and packing those firearms that are going to be illegal, into something like a gutted out, upright steam boiler. Then weld the openings shut, and have the boiler shipped to Old Binder Guy's Steam Farm at Silver Creek, Montana? You could come and see them anytime you wanted then! PS: How did my parents raise such a smart son??!!! That bullet board is magnificent!!! I've seen a couple but they're way out of my price range. I had several 1895 Winchesters over the years. I would occasionally sell one, but these are the ones I had when we had the store in Whitefish, Montana. They are the five at the far left. Over the years I had two 30-40 Krags, one saddle ring carbine and one rifle, a .303 British, a 30-06, but my favorite was a .405 takedown rifle. That was Teddy Roosevelt's hunting cartridge, after he graduated from the 1886 Winchesters. Gary😀
  9. No news tonight. I could only find these four IH photos from Facebook that I could abscond with. Construction equipment in another era. Is this an "ID-9"?? The rear wheels aren't "WD-9" types. The front wheels are though. It's pulling whatever it's called. Dad called their's a "CarryAll." Some call them scrapers. Some have nicknamed them "Cans." What do you guys call them? I would think this "9" could use a little push in hard digging? This is an IH TD-9 about to jar this operator's teeth and shake his entrails. This shows the equipment getting fueled up. The crawler at right is a TD-14. (Anson knew that.) This last photo shows the ID-9, TD-9 and TD-14, lined up for a photo. Gary😉
  10. Mike, I'm grateful you recognize the beauty in Winchesters. I know Marlin tried to attain beauty! 😉 I did at one time own a deluxe Marlin 4X burl walnut wood, pistol gripped, checkered half round, half octagon rifle in 35-55 caliber. I do have to admit, it was close to a Winchester. Do you drive a Ford or Chevy? Farm with IH or John Deere? Use an Iphone or an Android? A Mac or IBM frame? Not everyone agrees on these subjects! But we can have fun here! It's okay. I do know you have a strong liking for Montana. That sure pleases me! Gary😀
  11. Todd, I'm amused that a farmer would leave his field work and drive to Rantoul in his 4300 IH 4X4 to attend a golf cart show?? Gary😀
  12. There is some repetition going on with these photos, Anson, but here are two chain drive Stillwater return flue engines with wooden clad jacketing. And the Aultman Taylor return flue, tandem compound engine with (I think?) mahogany wooden clad jacketing. It's hard to see and tell, but it is there! Most steam engines that worked their original lives in Montana had jacketing. But the tin on the outside, covered up the wood and asbestos stripping inside. Here are some IHC & McCormick Deering things from Facebook. This is an IHC Titan with extension rims, filling a silo, likely in "corn country?" Here's an IHC Titan with skis on the front, used for skidding logs on ice in winter. The father of the IHC Farmall Regular is this predecessor IHC Motorized Cultivator. Here's a 15-30 McCormick Deering tractor pulling a PTO driven combine. I've never seen such before! Not much of a photo, but it shows a farmer on a very early 1020 TracTracTor. This is an IH 4300 4X4 with a mounted, hydraulic lift plow, that was posted on an IH site on Facebook. I naturally had to post these two photos taken at the Mehmke Farm near Great Falls and Belt, Montana. Dad, my cousin and I were there to see this demonstration. I'll be darned if it isn't the new IH plow that had them stopped. And don't forget these were IH Tractors on a Montana Farm! This IH 4300 was one of the prototypes, I think? The IH Factory Store in Great Falls brought it out to Mehmke's for the demonstration. Gary😀
  13. Thanks for thinking that through further, Roger. I agree with you regarding the use of the seat and horses with early traction engines. I was trying to remember what kind of wood Willis Abel put on the 1901 Aultman Taylor return flue, tandem compound engine. I think it may have been mahogany? I've not dealt with much of anything regarding jackets. I had to take the one off of our 15 hp Case when Montana went to using ultrasound meters on our boilers back in the 1980's. It had been redone by Walt Mehmke back in the middle 1950's. As I remember, it had pine lagging under the jacket? This was Mike playing with it in the early 1980's. This is the engine without the jacket in 1999, when it got a lot of work done to it, plus it also got a facelift and new paint. Sharon and I are posing with it at our Whitefish home. Gary😉
  14. Todd, I know how those stories go, with old guns. So hard to prove, unless you can get a factory letter that shows who it was shipped and sold to. They're often incomplete. Thirty five years ago, the Factory Letters for a Sharps or Winchester were $50 each. I have no idea what they charge for them anymore? I had a .45 Colt that was purchased with the DHS 1873 44-40 ranch rifle I purchased from Dad's friend. That Colt purportedly belonged to Teddy Blue Abbott. No way to prove it though. I used to own a 1876 Winchester semi deluxe rifle in 45-60 caliber. It was the second rifle down in the photo below. It purportedly belonged to Louis Riel, of the Riel Rebellion in Canada. It made great conversation, but I had no way of proving it. The 1876 Winchesters were the following calibers in this photo: (top to bottom) 45-75, 45-60, 45-75 Deluxe, 50-95 Deluxe, 40-60 Saddle Ring Carbine, and the last rifle was a 50-95. I'm not a fisherman, but I can still talk about "the big ones that got away." Gary😥
  15. 12_Guy, That is wood lagging on that chain drive Stillwater engine in the earlier post. It was an effort to hold in heat, especially in the northern states and Canada, where cold has an effect on engines that had to be operated in cold temperatures. The earliest steam traction seemed to retain the teamster's seat for several years. The earlier portable engines like this Stillwater portable I'm posting below had the seat up front. To move the engine, it required several horses. I'd say at least four? If there were hills to climb on the way, then more horses. This is an early Case traction engine. It is an 1885 chain drive engine with a tongue for steering, i.e., no steering wheel. I don't have a date for this catalog cut, but soon after the Case above, this one below has a steering wheel and chain steering. I love every time I post this photo that my late steam friend Carl Mehmke allowed me to copy years ago. I'm unable to tell if it has a steering wheel and chains, or whether it is totally horse steered. But it shows what that seat was for. I was told by old timers over a half century ago, that some jurisdictions required a team of horses being on a tongue of these early traction engines, in case they meet oncoming horses (on a wagon or buggy?), so as to not scare them. I think that allowed that seat to remain on traction engines a lot longer, even after good steering apparatus' were developed? I know this style or type of Case center crank traction engine was used up through 1897, and maybe into 1898 when the new, familiar style of Case spring mounted traction engines were introduced. (The photo is NOT "negative flipped.") Case moved the seat to the other side and the flywheel to the left side on many of these center crank engines. This is the "new" spring mounted Case (tandem compound cylinder) engine of 1898. The seat was discontinued on this model. A money saver, if nothing else.
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