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  1. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    It was one of the competitors absorbed by McCormick Deering, Matt. Gary😉
  2. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    I don't know a darn thing...... But I've picked up some pictures from Facebook. IHC, McCormick-Deering and even Milwaukee. I like this Milwaukee photo for its grain cutting development. It shows a little boy in the binder seat, holding onto the team of horses reins. Then notice Grandpa has a sickle, for early back breaking grain cutting. Then Dad has the grain cradle and wooden rake for a later style of cutting grain. And of course the newest is the Milwaukee binder. I have a catalog for one of these, that I scrounged from the IHC books when I was a partsman in 1974. This one shows an IHC 10-20 Titan threshing and having built a huge strawstack next to their barn. Everyone is posing for the photo. And their rocks are worse than the ones I farmed around in Montana. More like Mike found (dug up) building his place at Silver Creek. This is a McCormick-Deering 15-30 (?) pulling a Holt metal combined harvester. The faithful old Model TT Ford with it's corner glass cab is picking up the grain. This is a W-30 McCormick-Deering pulling one of their grain binders. This one shows different brands of tractors at some fair or exposition/demonstration. McCormick-Deering, Fordson, not sure but guessing Rock Island, Case, Cleveland and Rumely Oilpull. This was the construction of the International Harvester Co. building in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. And this farmer's wife has newfound freedom in her life, by having this automatic washing machine. The only thing, her husband needs the McCormick Deering Type M gas engine to grind feed in an hour. And they need to have it back to separate the cream from the milk at 5:PM. Then this picture of an International Harvester Six Speed Special delivering ice in "Rochester." It could have been in Roger's neighborhood, if not New York? And last, but not least, this picture shows a cattle trailer pulled by a KB-8 (?) at a stockyard. Gary😉
  3. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Mike, I don't know the difference in the headers, but that big wheel (I believe?) is what is used to keep the combine's harvester portion upright? I stand to be corrected and Greg Druffel doesn't show up here anymore, I don't believe? He's the one who knew these IH #51 combines. And occasionally those sidehill combines got into trouble and turned over. 😥 Gary
  4. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    twostepn2001, I hope I can explain the answer to your question. I write what I want to about the photo then I hit "Enter." If you have a photo to post, put it here. Then on that photo, I hit Enter. That puts the next line down here to explain your next photo. Then I hit Enter. I put the next photo here, then hit enter. etc. etc. Gary😉 I'm sure no computer geek.
  5. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Anson, I know about as much about cotton as I do corn. Corn is bought at the store in fall, taken to the steam engine where they are steam cooked. We don't try to raise corn in our gardens here, as it always frosts out before they're ripe. And cotton comes in little blue packages at the drugstore with with a red colored + on them. Oh, and my Q Tips have cotton on them. I guess my clothes are cotton, I can't tell? Anyway, I'll tell (show?) you all I know about raising cotton and getting it to market. This Farmall Regular is planting cotton, they say. Now, the next step after spraying the boll weevil is picking cotton. This was listed as a "cotton duster." I don't know? I'll tell you one thing, All cotton pickers aren't in the south. I've met some real dandy "cotton pickers" here in Montana, but they didn't know anything more about raising cotton than I did. This little boy is picking cotton, And these poor slaves were picking cotton. This is a Farmall Regular prototype cotton picker. Another Regular cotton picker. Another IHC picker. An F-20 picker. Another F-20 picker Farmalls and mules on a cotton plantation. . A more modern cotton picker. Taking cotton to market. Checking the cotton for something. A way of taking more cotton to market. With a Geiser Peerless steam engine. Hauling cotton to where it needs to go, I guess? Unloading the cotton at the destination. Cotton mill? Come to think of it, I do have a bale of cotton at Silver Creek, Anson! It appears to have been grown in Delta Dirt? This is the only cotton equipment I know of in Montana. Dan Tombrink on his cotton harvester Farmall M, at Columbia Falls, Montana. And it's an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm! Gary
  6. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Farmall Kid was at the vet's hospital at Fort Harrison for diverticulitis a couple days. I picked him up and took him home yesterday morning. That enabled me to go get a couple photos of John Wayne keeping an eye on Marilyn Monroe, Anson. There was no shakin' goin' on. Todd, this was a picture of me with that 16 pound Sharps 45-2&7/8" shooting off of cross sticks at Virginia City. I wish I still had it. A college tuition project years ago got rid of it. A 45-70 Springfield Trapdoor was the first 45-70 I ever shot too, Todd. I think I was about a 6th grader and a cousin had just gotten it from a magazine ad for something like $30? I remember the ammunition was black powder, that he'd ordered with it. Your Marlin is a good brush gun. I used to hunt elk with a Model 1886 Winchester 45-90. Gary😉
  7. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    My computer was updated last night and I can't grab photos to this site or any other site. I was shooting a 16 pound Sharps 45-2&7/8" or 45-110 with vernier peep sight to shoot there. We shot off of cross sticks. Now... You've heard all of the bad stuff about a 45-70 Springfield Carbine, as Custer's men were shooting at Little Big Horn... Well I could hit the 1000 Yard lifesize metal buffalo 3 out of 10 times. Son Mike was shooting an old 45-70 trapdoor carbine and he could hit it 7 out of 10 times at a thousand yards with open sights! Gary.😮
  8. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Sadly, Jerry Lee wasn't there. Duke Wayne was watching. I can't find his poster on the wall, but he's keeping his eyes on Marilyn from across the shop. Jerry Lee must be taking the squeezebox upstairs and playing "a whole lot of shakin' goin' on!" John Wayne guards the shop for us. This is similar to the picture of him on the shop wall. This was painted by one of my wife's 12 year classmates from Moore (Eddies Corner), Montana. This is John wayne with his IH pickup years ago on his place. Of course he knew how to operate heavy machinery. He's on a D-7 Cat from one of his movies, I think when he was playing Red Adair in Texas? I've always been quite proud of this photo. This cousin of mine, Darrell Hamilton at right, owns an advertising agency in North Hollywood. He got the contract to do an ad for a huge banking firm on the west coast. So he went after John Wayne, to do this ad. John had a hot branding iron (the bank's logo) and burned it into the side of a wagon box. That ad was the #1 Advertisement in California that year. This was all after "The Shootist" and not long before the Duke died. I only have this one connection to John Wayne. A friend bought this cowboy hat at auction years ago. I was at a Sharps Buffalo Shoot in Virginia City, Montana when this photo was taken. I was wearing the hat John Wayne wore in McClintock. Actually, this was one of 8 hats he used in the movie, I believe? The sweat was "makeup." Oh, come to think of it, I also have this roll of John Wayne's Pilgrim Toilet Paper. When you roll it over a half turn, it says: "It's Rough, it's tough, and it don't take crap offa nobody." Gary😉
  9. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Anson, you may remember my panic about the 5.9 quake centered about 20 mile's from Mike's place at Lincoln, Montana, when we were staying there in their basement, while they were away? That was the most scared I've been in an earthquake. I thought the house was coming down. It lasted for nearly a minute and the second one (we were outside) lasted about a half minute. It sounded like a freight train was coming past the house. It didn't do any damage, but cracked some sheetrock joints and opened my tool box drawers, plus the bar fell over. Marilyn was "all shook up." I can empathise with you, Anson! Gary😉
  10. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Pukeko, I didn't mean to get it all wrong, with the Tyler's D-5. Max Tyler told me about this one of his about 1980, so my memory gets sort of fuzzy around the edges. Gary😟
  11. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    mike_neuman, Maybe one of these two photos? Gary
  12. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Mike Neuman, At my age, I'm drawing blanks on your request, so I drained the swamp to see what I could come up in my computer. This is a D-5 Ag Caterpillar. The gentleman who owned it leased my wife's uncle's farmland at Colfax, Washington. That's Palouse country, but not what you asked for. Then I ran onto this one from 2010, when Farmall Kid rented this Cat D-5 with dozer and ripper to build some road around his place. Sadly, we had to return it to the rental outfit. So next I typed in, "cat comb palo" and this photograph came up. It is not my photograph, but since it was on the internet, I grabbed it just like some of us born in 1943 do occasionally. I have the photo contributed to Harold Roun, whom I'm not familiar with? And I'm good at entering things with typos, and when I go to look for them, they don't come up, because I'm spelling it correctly. I'm hoping this is the photo you're looking for? I was reasonably certain you weren't asking about this D-5 Caterpillar? I can't remember if these were built specifically during WWII only, or were just an experiment? The Tyler Brother's collection had this one and it now belongs to Caterpillar in Peoria. They put D-6 six cylinder engines in a D-4, basically! The bottom colored photo was when Caterpillar had arrived to load the gaggle of Caterpillar tractors the Tyler's sons sold to Cat. Gary😉 PS: The 30 hp Minneapolis double simple steam engine above, setting beside the D-5 is now near Roger's back yard. Our mutual friend, Jerred Ruble bought it from the Tylers late last year.
  13. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    SASW6, I have one of those loop handle IH monkey wrenches as well. I also have one that doesn't have the International Harvester Co. cast into it. I believe if you bought a new tractor or maybe truck, "back then" they either came with it in a bag with other tools as standard equipment, or were sold by the dealership? I don't know? Just speculating. Somewhere, it seems I was told my wrench would have come with our Farmall F-12. I'm not sure about that either. I also have this International Harvester oil can. I'd speculate it was the same situation there? I stand to be corrected... 😉Gary
  14. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Anson, you said "good luck." My 806 went on page 807.😟 Gary
  15. Old Binder Guy

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    I've been puny. Had a stomach flu for about four days. In an hour I go to have the "scope" at my urologist's office to see what's been bleeding so profusely. It's either kidneys, bladder or prostate. I had a scan 2 years ago. No cancer, so I'm not worried about that. But there's something going on that makes our bathroom look like a bludgeoning murder scene about four times in the past week. I found this photo on Facebook of an IHC steam tractor test in 1921. Then there are these two familiar photos of IHC steam tractors. I always knew they'd had two experimentals, but now I likely see three. This was also on Facebook. An old McCormick tractor that appears to have had rubber tire rims added, but with concrete for weight, so it didn't rub the diamond tread off. I remember Dad and his brothers building iron moulds to pour concrete in for extra weight on a Farmall M and an MD. The "like father, like son" sure comes out in this image! Since this is on page 806 of this thread, I thought I may as well post the photo of my 1967 IH 806 Wheatland again. Afterall, it was an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm. Gary😉