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    7130MFD, 1660 Axial, 71 Loadstar, 59 B-110, R160 S160, Cockshutt 40 & 50 "The Merc"

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  1. Thought I'd post something before this thread gets buried too far to find it. Rural internet is horrendously slow here sometimes lately with so many people stuck at home watching Netflix or something. This is an ad from an old North American Lumber catalogue. I guess my ancestors were studying it when they were looking at upgrading from the log shack. Pretty interesting reading. This would be post WWI.
  2. Yes, Mozilla Thunderbird is all I've used on laptop for a decade. It is not all that different from the old outlook express I used to have. No complaints on it at all.
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    Corona virus

    After watching that news story about the spring breakers the expression "too stupid to live" came to mind. Fine if they want to risk their own lives but they could be taking the virus back home to unsuspecting people who are actually trying their best to stay healthy. Last estimate I heard today is our health care system in Sask. will more than likely be overwhelmed when things get serious. Worst case scenario could be 15,000 deaths for the province.
  4. This is not exactly an ad but from an article in a 1960 Guns magazine I have. I was interested looking at the prices.
  5. Yes, Eatons had a thriving mail order business just like Simpsons Sears right up into the 80s, maybe later. They had a separate catalogue called "The Plan Book" for their houses and barns. I've got a few old copies here and its really interesting to see what they had to offer. A real range of homes from modest starter homes to big elaborate two storey homes for the wealthy home buyer. Material shipped by rail to the nearest town, delivered by horse and wagon to your farm and assembled on site by a crew, which I think was also handled by the company. There is a good book written on it by Les Henry called Catalogue Homes.
  6. Boy that one gets up and goes. I need to get my old IH out for another drive this summer I guess. Looks like it will be seven years since I made this video driving it. Three on the tree behind the big 264 six. It had a box full of junk so I had to take it a little easy on the gas.
  7. In Canada these homes were sold by the Eatons Catalogue company. My grandfather had this one built about 1920. The Eaton Court. Eatons sold a lot of homes, barns, etc.
  8. Those Super 92 Masseys were very popular here and also with the custom cutters that used to come up from the states in the sixties. Heres another 706 IH ad showing the front view.
  9. I'm kind of, but not exactly in between you guys. 12 miles from a town of maybe 500? Neighbours are pretty sparse. Most days the school bus is the only traffic on the main road half a mile from my yard And as of today the schools are closed down so no more bus. . I've just gone a week without seeing another human but that is normal for me in winter. And not a problem. Totally dark and quiet outside here at night. Might hear a coyote howl or an owl hoot sometimes.
  10. Probably got an electric sending unit like I have on the 304. Had to replace the sending unit when we got the truck in 84. Test it by grounding the wire on the sending unit to see if the gauge moves. I've never had to replace the actual gauge. Had this 304 rebuilt in 96. Bored out .040.
  11. The Fordson Major was a popular tractor here in the fifties. Gas or diesel. Like this 1957 ad.
  12. I think this was the typical 806 we saw around here. Can't see the front axle too well in this photo.
  13. I don't know much about the steering arrangement on them either. Here is another angle of the tractor as seen from above.
  14. We get a pretty narrow window of ideal spraying conditions here between too wet in the early morning and however many hours before the wind gets too high. I don't think it matters what time the clock says it is. In the evening I'l spray til I can't see. Only reason I'll look at the clock is to determine if I've got enough hours of daylight remaining to empty the sprayer tank before I can't see the obstacles anymore.
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