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  1. As you might guess, I don't know a darn thing. So I just grabbed some "stuff" from my files, mostly from Facebook, but not all of it. This first crawler is a Lanz Bulldog diesel hauling sugar beets. This Cletrac by Cleveland Tractor Company appears to be hauling part of a bridge structure over a railroad? I'm not sure what model Caterpillar this is that is plowing what was once ocean floor in Holland. This crawler appears to be an Allis Chalmers? I don't know what size. A couple of my classmates at Moore High School said their father owned an AC HD-21. When he had it delivered, it was parked on some of their land on a nearby place they owned. On their way to Lewistown to go shopping, their mother remarked that the county road crew had a lot of nerve parking that "cat" on their land! From the height this guy is sitting, I think that is a wide gauge TD-9 IH, not a TD-14. Moving to rubber tires, this is a 10 hp Stanley Steamer touring car climbing a 45% grade. I think this 5 hp pickup is an IHC? He said he gets a lot of attention at tractor shows with this. An early "hay press." Son Mike plowing at Belgrade years ago with their 16 hp Nichols & Shepard. Obviously the plow above was no load for the 16 hp N&S, so Mike hooked onto the 20-bottom plow. (April fools) A row of the IHC tractors at Crosby, North Dakota this past summer. John Tysse must own most of them? From a 1924 IHC publication. Baby Peggy sitting on the hood of this 1924 McCormick Deering 15-30 Orchard tractor. This appears to be a fun filled book for kids? I'm envious. My Facebook friend, Jeff Estley posted this photo of his father sitting on "Grampa's new 1941 Farmall H" that's hitched to their 42R combine. He posted this on a site that was talking about Firestone tires, like these on the rear. I don't remember anything about his photo except it is a 4300 and a lady is posing with it. Since son Mike figured out how to get to Red Power Forum with his phone (since he retired early last summer) this is him on our 4568 back in about 1978. He was the best hired hand I ever had on the farm. So obviously, it is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm. Gary😉
  2. twostepn2001, I think that car in your first photo is either a 1941 or a 1946 Chevy. Wouldn't we all find a location somewhere inside to protect that one and keep it in that shape? That smoke doesn't look good. It sure appears to be coming from that (likely) hotel? Now I don't know if there are any IH Tractors in Fairview, Montana or Fairview, North Dakota? But theoretically, an IH Tractor could be parked in both states. An IH Tractor on a Montana and North Dakota Farm! Gary😉😊😁🤩
  3. Absent Minded Farmer... Mike, I'm the least educated person on this board about plow shears. In front they had what I'd call a "button" on the back that slips into a notch holding that end. Then the rear end is the one that bolts to make it tight. I never grew up plowing with moldboard plows. It wasn't until I started hanging around serious steam engine plowing people that I learned a few things. A man brought that two bottom IHC Little Genius plow off by my front yard when I lived in Kalispell about 20 years ago. Then with Matt Eisenbacher giving me the shears, I don't have much into it but an afternoon's work. And in spite of a frustration here or there, that kind of work is something I still love doing. Both of the plows I posted are IHC moldboards, a two and a four bottom. The four bottom is behind the McCormick-Deering TD-40 several years ago when breaking the cropland at son Mike's place. The TracTracTor diesel is putting out smoke. Mike had just shifted into 5th gear. The smoke soon cleared. Gary 😁 That TD-40 is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm!
  4. Mike, I have this small copy of the Last of the 5,000 in color. The other B&W my wife used has the data, the reason I posted it. I always head for the ice cream cones and fudge there in St. Regis. If I was Mt Matt, I'd weigh even more than I do! This was the day I first met Matt Eisenbacher, at St. Regis, where he'd given me a pair of IH plow shears. The shears in the shadow of the Little Genius IHC plow. I had to be creative mounting the shears, but I got them on. Then he brings his pitchfork to Silver Creek to thresh. Working there like an animal! His only reward that day was getting to steer the Reeves steam engine pulling the disk. Thank goodness he didn't bring any St. Regis fudge! Gary.
  5. twostepn2001, I love old ranch photos as much as old farm photos too. Thanks for posting those! Cowboys on horses with saddle guns, rifles saddle ring carbines on the Shane Ranch on the Stillwater River south of Columbus, Montana. A Montana ranch, near Lewistown, used for stock raising (1872). Itinerant workers shear sheep on Baker family ranch about eight miles north of Terry in Eastern Montana. Gary Coffrin Photo. I'll bet those shearers could crack walnuts with their right hands at Christmas time. No need for a nut cracker. Trailing cattle on the Fergus ranch Ca 1880. James Fergus originally from Fergus Falls, Minnesota, established this ranch. The Yaeger Brothers "bought" it ca. 1935. The reason I say "bought" it, James' son died and his widow could no longer operate the place. The Yaeger Brothers trailed sheep from Beaver Creek to Crooked Creek every spring and back to Beaver Creek each fall. They always camped and spent the night on the Fergus Ranch, which is on Armells Creek. Mrs. Fergus told Dad's brother, Uncle George, "I want you guys to 'buy' my ranch." They talked it over. They told her, "We don't have any money (it was dirty thirties), but we'll take over your Fergus County Tax Debt (which took the "monkey" off of her back) and she did that. They wondered if they had made a terrible mistake too. I owned pasture down there until the 1980 Recession. (I got MY neck out of that noose then too.) This was part of the Yaeger Brother's sheep herd at the Armells ranch. I took a lot of ribbing over having sheep, when young. I think the sheep paid the bills with wool? Especially their mortgage. An early photo of horses and cars, rodeo entertainment at Whitlash, Montana. A few Model T Fords in the bunch too. Miles City, Montana Roundup Parade, 1915. The Roundup Rodeo, Patriotic Celebration, always held July 4th weekend. I love the old automobiles. Miles City is considered the "Cow Capital" of Montana. Their radio station my brother fed his news to over wires is station KATL. Photo courtesy of Gary Coffrin. The Miles City Rodeo in 1903. Lewistown and central Montana have always been rodeo nuts. These mostly ranchers have enjoyed this most of their lives. I was always "too chicken $---" for this game. And I saw a few of them removed in an ambulance from the arena. Accordion players don't do this, generally. Bob Heggem (father of my first girl date) below had the Winifred Rodeos on his ranch. They were really WILD! Some of them rodeoed most of their lives and we had some national champions. Rodeo is still big. These ranchers don't know when to quit. An early Montana cowboy. I was not bad on a horse, but I was crappy with a rope. Dad was good. This guy may be great? The "nighthawk" in cattle camps during the day, sleeping. Charlie CM Russell riding his horse on the South Fork of the Judith River in the Little Belt Mountains. He started with his outfit as a "nighthawk." Nighthawk, Charlie Russell in a roundup photo above Utica on South Fork in 1882. Charlie is 3rd from left seated. Kid Russell and another cowboy in Montana posing for a studio photo. I'm guessing this was a Culver photo from Lewistown, the closest photographer. A cow camp painting Charlie Russell obviously remembered this scene many days. This has to be another of Charlie's memories, "Bronc to Breakfast!" Look at that cook! The roundup. Laugh Kills Lonesome. Charlie at right. These cowboys may have "bit off more than they can chew" here? Roping a grizzly bear. I have a photo copy of this painting Montana's favorite cowboy, Charlie Russell did for his boss, L.E. Kaufman. Kaufman was wintering in the south, showing the remainder of his herd of cattle numbering 5,000, the winter of 1886-87. I paid for the copy, which lives about a mile from where I'm sitting under lock, key and glass at the Montana Historical Society Museum. My wife used the above photo in a book she published about my grandmother in Y2K or 2,000. She used the photo to compare Grandpa's livestock, about 35 miles from Kaufman's Ranch. Charlie used to stop and visit neighbors and Grandpa Jäger on his way to Lewistown on horseback. Sharon reported in her book, "... Frank and Rosalie managed to plant and harvest five acres of oats that yielded them 200 bushels for their stock in the fall of 1886..." I can't find it in the book, but I think Grandpa had 11 acres of hay he'd harvested and put near his rickety barn. He had very little livestock loss. Grandma's cousin, a few miles away, but closer to the Big Snowy Mountains lost nearly all of his livestock. This sounded the death knell of the "Open Winter Range pasture grazing." Ranchers knew the necessity of putting up hay from then on. Grandpa's mowers were built by McCormick and binders were built by Deering. So their 1881 homestead was aimed toward someday having IH Tractors on a Montana Farm! Dad was their last child born in the log cabin at the left. Grandpa had built a house later and the rest were born there (Or on a haystack, or when Grandma was shocking bound grain.) Gary😉
  6. twostepn2001, That's interesting history. I know the Chisholm Trail was more popular than the Texas Trail. At least more movies referred to the Chisholm in western movies when I was a kid. I'm only familiar with the Texas Trail because that is the trail Teddy Blue Abbott was a hand moving cattle to Montana on it. Abbott never went back to Texas. When they'd delivered the herd to the DHS ranch, he spotted Granville Stuart's daughter Mary. The DHS stood for Davis, Hauser and Stuart. It was a giant ranch about 15 miles from Lewistown, where I was born. This was Teddy Blue Abbott sitting at left with cow punchers. It may have still been in Texas?? Granville Stuart in 1868. He discovered the first gold nugget in Montana. His Granddaughter Catherine had the nugget, showed it to me and I got to hold it back in 1984. She had all sorts of historical things, including Christmas cards from Charlie Russell, etc. Granville Stuart married Awbonny Tootanka, a Shoshoni. Their daughter Mary Stuart that Teddy Blue Abbott married. Stuart helped them get a ranch of their own, next door, near the gold mining town of Gilt Edge (one of the gold mining towns Grandpa Jäger freighted to when he discovered HIS homestead in the late 1870s.). Her husband, Teddy Blue Abbott. They raised a family together and he was a central Montana icon. The older young man at rear left was Mary's brother. The boy at right rear was Theodore Jr. He dated my mom's sister Ann in high school. He was a fantastic fiddle player too. Teddy blue is having a drink at the Gilt Edge Saloon with Calamity Jane. Of course they had to trade hats. Teddy Blue and old west artist Charlie Russell were "cowboy buddies" for life. This photo taken in Lewistown at Culver Studio. Granville Stuart was the Ranch boss and operating partner of the DHS Ranch. He became a Vigilante leading and was known as "Stuart's Stranglers" having hung several cattle and horse thieves (local reports of "Thirty some") in Montana's Judith Basin. In the terrible (worst) winter of 1876-77 most of their cattle were lost. After that, his ranch partners helped him become a US Ambassador to Uruguay. He left his wife Awbonny and the Abbott family didn't have much to do with Mary's father from then on, as he'd married a white lady. Granville Stuart's 1 of 1000 Winchester 1873 Rifle sold for $250,000 in December, 2020 I've never seen this one, but I've held the 1976 Winchester Deluxe Rifle in 50-95 Caliber that Granville packed on horseback with the "Stuart's Stranglers." It was beautiful and I lusted and drooled all over it, as a friend bought it here in Montana. Teddy Blue and Mary Abbott on horseback in later years. Teddy Blue lived out his life in central Montana. Not long before Teddy Blue Abbotts death Helen Hunnington Smith spent days with him in order to glean material for his book, "We Pointed Them North." I paid $40 for a first edition in an antique shop in Kalispell about 40 years ago. I've had many opportunities to sell it, but it's not for sale as long as my heart is beating. Montanan's think so much of Teddy Blue Abbott that in the past two years, a monument was erected for him trailing cattle to the DHS, only this shows him crossing the Musselshell River, near Roundup, Montana. The monument is in that town. But very befitting this Texan. Now, twostepn2001, since we're on the subject of longhorn cattle, I hope that longhorn steer you posted doesn't Point North to Dakota and strike up a relationship with this Holstein there. Their offspring would undoubtedly have horns though? As I farmed in central Montana I was always going to place Grandpa's "Crown" brand up on Beaver Creek hill near that brush coulee. But the 1980s Recession did me in first and I didn't get that done. But there is a Montana Farm with IH Tractors and son Mike made up for my lost dream. And on both ends of the shed and shop, Grandpa Jäger's Crown Brand is displayed. Interestingly, the trail Grandpa would have taken from Fort Benton (the world's innermost port) to Helena, Montana Territory, freighting would have been about 100 feet to the right of Mike's shed! And another IH Tractor on a Montana Farm here too! The brand is above the Farmall M, "Toot." Gary😁 And how befitting for this post that Teddy Blue Abbot's monument is just across the street from the Case IH Dealership in Roundup, Montana.
  7. twostepn2001, That's a wonderful photo. I'm a brand buff. We have some great old brands here in Montana too. There were a lot of cattle that left Texas and came to Montana. Now that car. Someone misinformed you. I don't know what it is. But We had a 37 Dodge sedan and this one isn't. Roger may know what it is? I don't think it is a Lincoln Zephyr. They had a flatter slope in back. That sedan in the distance could be a 1936 Ford Standard Tudor, or Fordor. They didn't have a bulging trunk. Thanks again for this great photo. Gary😉
  8. Darryn, that's the way they develop perfection at the throttle and reverse. That's a nice looking engine! I've never been on one but they have a great reputation from what I've heard. Gary
  9. That is a nice looking restoration you guys did with it. It also looks like it could go right back to work too! I remember the old Milwaukee RR using these to bust through the drifts the rolling hill cuts the tracks ran through around our farm. Gary😉
  10. I remember that model's taillights ARE round. I can't remember the year for sure? Gary😉
  11. I'd take that '57 Chevy parked there. Maybe even that Ford Thunderbird? Gary
  12. twostepn2001, these early locomotives had kerosene headlights. I'm not sure about later ones maybe having some carbide headlights, I don't know? Of course the later locomotives had a steam dynamo that powered the electric headlights. Those headlights are scary bright at night when they've come from around a corner with banks on both sides, and you've just gotten your car on the railroad tracks. It's a vision I have in my head that will die with me someday! I can't remember if I needed new shorts or not, as my mind was too busy trying to get my car's butt off of the tracks. My 1955 Ford was still in one piece though! Happy New Year! Gary😉
  13. Ford production. The last model before the Model T had been the Model S Ford. I'm taking Roger for a ride in a friend's 1908 Model S. This was the upcoming literature for the newest letter number of Ford Cars. The Model T! The car that put America (and much of the world) on wheels. Th The Model T was a flexible automobile for the rough "roads" (trails) of yesteryear. And Henry Ford had been impressed with a new "steel" called "Vanadium." That made a much tougher automobile. This was one of two pre-production Model T Ford prototypes. Before the Model T's introduction on October 1, 1908, these (or this?) prototype(s) were taken on a hunting trip with Henry and his close friends. I may be mistaken, but Henry released the Model T on October 1st 1908. So from then on Fords new models were released about this time every year. I think that is why the new models of all automobiles in the USA come out in the fall, as the next year's model. In other words, if you bought a new Chevy, Tesla, or Hyundai in October as a 2023 model, tomorrow it WILL BE a 2023 model officially!😁 jeeper61, the photo you posted of the 1913 Model T Ford Chassis yard, according to a book in my library, that was one day's production! I have several photos of Model T production assembly lines I'm going to post. This one is 1913 and installing an engine on the line. A mid-year 1926 Model T Coupe got its body on the assembly line. The "last" Model T was celebrated as this 1927 Touring Car in May of that year. The 15,000,000th Model T. I've read where a few more were made? I don't know. I know they continued to produce replacement parts for the Model T for a while. Henry and Edsel take the fifteen millionth Model T for a drive. An investor I can't remember is in the back seat. Edsel Ford and Henry's investors told the old hard headed guy, Chevrolet sold more than Ford from (I think?) 1925 and 1926. Chevy had a clutch and gear drive transmission. Ford was still using the archaic "planetary transmission" he'd been using from his first Model A Ford in 1903. Women were fast becoming drivers of the newer automobiles and they didn't like the planetary transmission. They literally told Henry he needed to change his ways and come up with a gear drive and clutch drive train. The old guy got so mad he just shut down production of Fords in May of 1927 after the car above. This all put a strain on Henry and Edsel's relationship. Sadly Edsel died in 1943 when Henry likely needed him even more. Henry retook the helm of Ford Motor Company until Henry died in 1948. Ford Cars had basically the same type of suspension until 1948. The new 1949 Ford was the first car without Henry and younger Fords, Edsel's sons, modernized the suspension and body lines. At the Rouge, he built the "new" Model A Ford. The first models were delivered to New York City in December of 1927. It would be the new 1928 Model A. There is "$ome money there!" in that new Model A Roadster. Henry and Edsel pose with a new Model A Ford Tudor Sedan. Edsel is behind the wheel of a new Model A Roadster. I had the pleasure of working on this Model AA Ford fire truck here at Helena. I had to take this photo. The first Model A Fords had a red plastic steering wheel covering. They soon went to black. The first Model A Fords also had the parking brake on the left side, as a Model T "carryover." Getting into a Model T is harder because of its parking brake being on the left side. Ford soon moved the parking brake on the Model A and Model AA to the middle, near the gear shift lever. That made entry much more comfortable a task. This Model AA Fire truck had been in storage for years. I got it going for them. These early Model AA trucks had wire wheels and a rather flat hubcap. Gary😉😁 Happy New Year again!
  14. jeeper61, I was answering you yesterday on your last post about the Model T Ford assembly line and other photos. I had a big post already and I went to bring a New Year greeting from my files and the darn computer locked up and I lost everything. The night before (and before) I couldn't get onto Red Power Forum. When I'd click on my link, my software wouldn't let me open it as it was a "phishing site." I was able to write a scathing message to Avast and they rectified that. Anyway, if I don't get back, Happy New Year to each and every one of you. To go along with the steam engine you posted, this is an example of a Soule carriage steam engine. They have an instantaneous valve mechanism reverse. I've been on the steam engine that powered the sawmill and the sawyer was using a Soule engine for the carriage. Even if we talk about some things on this thread that won't ever make us a dime, most of us like learning new things, I think. Gary😁
  15. It doesn't take much to make an old man happy, but our son Mike said at the dinner table, "Dad will never guess in a million years what I got him for Christmas. I probably wouldn't have either? IH Farmall A Tony has a terribly broken up seat, since those first models had leather riveted seat covers. And one of the spring mounts is broken. It's a leaf spring, so difficult to duplicate. The seat is all cracked and broken from all of the perforations in the outer lip of the seat. I have a great original seat that has the Farmall H & M bracket underneath. Mike had ordered me a new pair of spring brackets for it. They aren't stamped "Made In USA" but they are sure better than the originals. Thank you son! I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and were able to enjoy some family time. Gary😉
  16. Hardtail, since Vladimir Putin sent YOU the weather from Siberia, you can be excused. -30° was the coldest we got. And Christmas morning... Right now, it is 40°. I am concerned as to what this will do to driving conditions, with frozen ground and snow melting. So you are so forgiven. Don't fret! Merry Christmas Gary😁
  17. twostepn2001, I can buy cookies and pies at the nearby grocery store. I was banking on that coal for the steam engine next summer. I took this photo of an empty BNSF coal train headed back to southeastern Montana for another load of coal, when I was on my way to Silver Creek one day and had to wait. Dang it. Well, I hope somebody enjoys the cookies and pies. We'll keep cutting up the old dead standing (or just fell over) trees that Mike hauls home. But I love firing with coal that isn't real plentiful in this part of Montana, like it is in southeast Montana that sends seven or eight 101 carloads of coal to China each day. And it goes right through Helena, Montana. Yesterday morning when I had my 6:AM potty call, it was -30°. It was -21° when I went to bed last night. It was -17 this morning's 6:AM potty call. It was -12° when I finally got up. And, NOW it is -3° out. WOW!!!! The longer days with extra sunshine and daylight is sure helping out our winter temperatures! 🙃🙃🙃😉😁 Merry Christmas to ALL Y'All! Gary
  18. Thank you Hardtail, I feel I've earned it too. I can be as busy as my ol' body feels like it wants to be, and an assortment of ways to do it. Arranged here by seniority! Walt 1909. Carl 1909. Jim 1925. Earl 1926. Johnny 1935. Fred 1936. Annie 1939. Tony 1940. Toot 1944. The new kid on the block! Gary😉 And Merry Christmas from IH Tractors on a Montana Farm!
  19. Hardtail, This is another of my repeats, but this photo of my favorite things when I was 20. The B-100 IH pickup was a 2 wheel drive, fleet side box, 266 V-8 with 4-speed, with $21 each nylon whitewall tires, original price in 1960 was $1747! The first year we were married, I had the night shift calving. I only had a dipstick heater that you removed the engine's dipstick, stuck this one in down into the oil pan. I had a WWII Army woolen quilt. I'd cover the hood after plugging it in. Usually at the 2:AM calf check, it became normal for three nights in a row. My thermometer said -47° every night. Not -46° or -48°, but -47°! My pickup started every time. It was terribly stiff. But it started. After a couple minute warmup, I'd push it into reverse to back out of where I parked. Then I'd turn toward our exit gate. Those nylon tires felt like the wheels were square blocks. It waddled like a duck and jumped up and down, according to the way I had the front wheels turned or straightened. After about an 1/8 mile, the tires were "kneaded" enough they got smooth. I don't miss those days at all. As much as I miss the farm, there are so many things I don't miss anymore. And I get enough "upkeep practice" at Silver Creek farming that I'm well satisfied! Merry Christmas again, Gary😉
  20. Winter (our first snow) hit here in Helena, Montana on October 26, 2022. We have been white ever since. I can never remember if tomorrow (December 20) or the next day will be considered the first day of WINTER? I'm trying not to sound like I'm complaining. We need to end our drought for good. I don't know how many more steam threshings I have in me. I'll be 80 in August and threshing is on my bucket list. I'd like some more threshings before I kick that bucket. Christmas is in 6 days. I think I only remember one "non-white" Christmas in my life? I remember a couple that were not white until I woke up on Christmas morning. And at this age, I remember the Real Reason for Christmas. The celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I just gathered a menagerie of Christmas and winter scenes for this post, to put us all in the winter mode and Christmas spirit. I was born in and raised near Lewistown, Montana. This is a steam rotary snow blower at work on the Jawbone Railroad in Lewistown. This was a Jawbone locomotive that got in trouble in the Buffalo area of central Montana, with another locomotive coming to the rescue. Other places get snow too. This was in North Dakota. This is more pleasing! A Shay locomotive at the water tank tower back east. This was our 15 hp Case engine near Whitefish, Montana Christmas day 1982. This was our Case in last year's Andy Troutwine calendar for December. This was the day in 2018 when the above photo was taken. The photographer's son was engineering our case threshing. Of course we had an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm parked nearby too. I'm sure I stole this from someone here on this thread! I remember two hayrides in my young years with a hayrack behind a Farmall M. I can't remember where I procured (stole?) this photo either! Santa Claus in a little North Dakota town with an L model IH pickup parked at right. I was tickled pink to get this Jensen steam engine for Christmas. I think I was a 3rd grader when I got those glasses? Our first grandchild, Maverik is playing with Granddad's Jensen steam engine. Note he has his gauntlet steaming gloves and is wearing his engineer's polka dot cap. This is something I always wanted for Christmas as a kid. Never got this one. Charles Marion Russell was an amazing artist. He used to stop by and visit Grandpa Jäger on his way from the South Fork of the Little Belt Mountains where he was a wrangler cowboy, on his way to Lewistown to meet his friend and fellow wrangler cowboy, Teddy Blue Abbott. (when some paintings sell in the $million$ you're a pretty fair artist?) At least he preserved the "old west" the way he remember it being. I can't hardly afford his Prints anymore. I love this picture of Russell's, "Jerkline Freighter" painted at Grandpa Jäger's first Montana hometown, Fort Benton. Grandpa was a jerkline freighter as well. For a different outfit though. Since Grandpa Jäger worked the steamboats from St. Louis to Fort Benton for three seasons, this is one of my favorite steamboat paintings of Russell's. Indians discovering the "Fireboat" on the upper Missouri River. Montana was blessed with another "top rung" artist. My pencil artist friend Don Greytak of Havre, whose photos grace the walls of our little apartment. Don preserved an early time in farming and agriculture with his prints. This is one of my favorites. Don does impeccable pencil drawings. These are some I have in our dining room. (I have more!) These are on Mike and Pam's living room wall. We have more across the road in the shop too! I just picked this up on Facebook last night. I thought it was a cute way to have a Christmas tree. Roger and Andy all dressed up, the AutoWagon rear "tires" roped up to head out. (A few years ago?) A Model K Ford at Christmas. An early Model T Ford Touring Car at Christmas. Another early T. Coming home with the Christmas tree in the rear of the 1914 Model T Touring Car. A ca. 1919 Model T "mailman's special" "snowmobile." My 8th grade baseball coach at Moore, Montana was a US Postal "mailman." Virgil Jennings' Model TT Ford with a "cabinet builder's cab," has his snowmobile equipment installed and his wife Edna poses with it. Roger's photo of a ca. 1925 Model T with a snow plow mounted. A 1926 Model T Touring Car coming home with a tree. A 1929 Model A Roadster Pickup behind it. A 1926 Model T Ford Roadster Pickup in the dealership's showroom. Roger's 1927 Model T out playing in the snow. Roger's 1929 Model A all dolled up for Christmas. Just returned from Christmas shopping? A 1932 Model B Ford Pickup at Christmas. From Paul Tyler's Christmas card a few years ago with CaseIH combines. Merry Christmas from Old Binder Guy!
  21. I have no actual facts, but I remember probably 30 years or more ago I remember reading that in North Dakota, as the multimillionaire corporate farmers moved in and bought up the little farms for their conglomeration, you could sometimes get a couple of lots where the farm buildings were for little or nothing. Sometimes free, as you'd be charged in watching so nobody robbed the grain bins the owner still used. Gary😉
  22. Mike, I know we can't talk about politics on Red Power. But a certain type of voters are leaving highly populated areas they don't agree with politically, so they seem to be going elsewhere to get away from that "rif-raf." Montana happens to be one of those states that please these city dwellers, migrating back to the dust bowl states their grandparents left for the (mainly west) coast. I sure don't understand what has happened to property values in Montana, but that is the best I can surmise. I'm sure it has made a lot of millionaires on paper? My wife and I just rent a small apartment in Helena. So I'm not in contact with the outer world so much. But I know a few close friends who have told me to keep my eyes open for certain properties here in this area. I remember 35 years ago, when my wife's dad was living with us some, at Whitefish. Sharon took him to Safeway grocery shopping with her. She said he'd walk along, pick up something he liked, see the price and put it back on the shelf. Then say, "I'm glad I'm on my way out!" I can now concur with him. Gary🤨
  23. Thank you for that post Roger. I don't know one living person who knows old cars better than you. HEY!! I did include the word, "cloverleaf!" Even if I didn't know which brand. I dated a girl in my young single years whose father owned a "Cloverleaf" car, but I can't remember what brand? But looking at it and this photo you posted it explains the "cloverleaf" concept to our Red Power guys. This photo of this Marmon shows the split seats in the front, where the rear passengers enter and exit. (Imagine one of today's bucket seat, two door, convertibles and the center console gone) Thanks for your input Roger. I never mind egg on my face, when I ask for your advice and help! Keeping it straight is important to me. Gary😁 PS: I don't have a picture of it, but in the 1960s, there was an old gentleman in Montana who owned a Marmon Hearse. It was built a lot like a horse pulled hearse with glass sides. It bore similarities to this 1924 REO Hearse. This old gentleman had an old, old wooden casket. Hanging out from the lid was a bloody rubber "hand!"
  24. twostepn2001, you really know how to stir up my old "brane" this close to Christmas. I'm going to say that tall stack boiler (it may have been manufactured by the Titusville Iron Works, or Broderick Brothers?) is for the next door Alonodeffner Feed Company, for manufacturing, grinding, and rolling feed for livestock. The tall stack is to get it to draw the heat through the boiler tubes from above the buildings air. I can't answer why a portable boiler and upright steam engine are also there. I'm sure they had a reason! Back then, these little steam engines were about the same as a "hit & miss" engine or a later Briggs & Stratton. A power plant for an unknown need. Son Mike has an upright Peerless steam engine he uses to grind feed with. The Reeves engine furnishes the steam through a hydraulic hose. Homer and Ruby Goodell use a Hit & Miss upright gas engine to do laundry near Hobson, Montana. The light colored roadster with wire wheels has me sort of puzzled. I'm going to GUESS (and bet!) that it is a Metz Roadster! Roger may KNOW what it really is? I looked through my photos and here are some "close calls." I was looking for a roadster with a short rear end, behind the folding top. I came up with: Metz, Overland, Cloverleaf, Marmon, Saxon, Apperson Jack Rabbit, Hupmobile, Haynes, and Buick. My Metz photos are all JFIF, and this system won't take them. I can't seem to change them to JPG. I'm quite sure this is a different automobile manufacturer below? Gary😉
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