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Huron Pioneer Threshers Steam and tractor show Blyth, Ontario


hillman

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Been to Goderich and Walkerton maybe 45 years ago. Nice part of the province you live in. 

Thanks again for the pics and info.

 

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 I promoted this show pretty hard but I should mention 2 others that  I like and theres others I haven't been to. I don't go to a lot of shows. never have time. 

Bruce County Heritage Farm is the number 1 imho. Dennis asked about show attendance. Blyth was good and it wasn't a very nice weekend. My buddy went to Paisley ( Bruce County) and said there was a traffic jam going in and coming out

https://bruceheritage.com/

 

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td9bcf180 I couldn't get the info on the sawmill carriage. Sorry I will one day 

A few last pics

 for the Chevelle guys..a Canadain Chevelle ? sorta, up here we also had a Pontiac version- Beaumont as well as a Pontiac Acadian ( Nova)

This hit and miss was an Acadian

 

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Hey- no problem, hillman.  It's certainly an old style handset carriage maybe 1920's or earlier. Lots of manufacturers in those days. Waterous might have been one of them (Kitchener?)

Great pics. Ole Dan the Mack looks like quite a brute.  The 2018 Bruce County video is neat and I see a couple of dozers that appear to be a TD9 or 6 and maybe a TD14???  Hard to tell.

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Waterous was a Brantford company . about 150 years, They were bought by Koehring in the 50s and became Koehring- Waterous, eventually they were bought by Timberjack( if my memory is correct) which was bought by John Deere in the 90s and closed down after a few years under their control and moved to the US.

 The Koehring-Waterous factory was torn down in the late 90s and a shopping plaza was built on that site. It was across the street from the original Massey Harris plant( later North American Parts ) ,close to Massey's foundary and Cockshutt/White plant

 

 

 

 It wouldn't be fair for me not to mention Steam Era, Milton Ontario as another good show. The clubs and volunteers deserve as much help as possible

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On 9/9/2023 at 3:06 PM, hillman said:

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You may have caught that tractor for the last time. According to the owner, that E27N saw it's last show, due to too many issues with the engine & will be building up a MH 333 to run on the gassifier.

Mike

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10 hours ago, Absent Minded Farmer said:

You may have caught that tractor for the last time. According to the owner, that E27N saw it's last show, due to too many issues with the engine & will be building up a MH 333 to run on the gassifier.

Mike

do you know the owner or is he online someplace.

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1 hour ago, hillman said:

do you know the owner or is he online someplace.

I know him through the Yesterday's forum. Here's the post the tractor was in:

https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=ttales&th=630989

It's in the Tractor Tales board & once it gets to the end of page 10, it goes out the spreader.

I did manage to save the page in the Wayback Machine, so it should turn up for future reference here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20230000000000*/https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=ttales&th=630989

Mike

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On 9/11/2023 at 9:07 PM, td9bcf180 said:

. Lots of manufacturers in those days. Waterous might have been one of them (Kitchener?)

 

Mike Hand wrote several excellent books on the industry of Ontario, at one time Brantford was the 3rd largest manufacturing center of Canada - Toronto and Montreal were larger of course.

 These images are out of the book he wrote strictly on Waterous and I was correct Timberjack purchased Koehring Waterous only a few years before Deere bought Timberjack. Koehring Waterous had a service department that rebuilt hydrostatic transmissions as a point of interest. The images of the Waterous plant are still clear in my mind 

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Thanks hillman. That's a neat history. Just learned a little bit about my old Timberjack skidder's origins!

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On 9/9/2023 at 3:06 PM, hillman said:

that's what I thought when I seen it.  this one was nuts. it burned wood

 

 

 

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its called a wood gazifier does where made during WW2 but the technology goes back even to WW1. All Swiss tractor makers equiped their tractors with one

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On 9/9/2023 at 5:38 PM, hillman said:

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Lobsinger Bros made there last Thresher in 1970 there is an interesting article about that foundry on Farm Collectors magazine

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On 10/7/2023 at 10:33 AM, td9bcf180 said:

Thanks hillman. That's a neat history. Just learned a little bit about my old Timberjack skidder's origins!

heres some more neat history of a few machines they made. I was reading James Cockshutt served an apprenticeship at Waterous before he started his plow business👍.

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