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Years ago, at the Kalispell (Montana) Gun Show, my friend Cowboy Bob set up this display of Sharps firearms for a display there. There were several owners, but it made quite a display and created quite a lot of excitement. I had one 1874 Sharps 44-77 bottle neck rifle in the pile and it has an arrow pointing to it on the picture. I wish I still owned it! I'm not sure how many old antique Sharps rifles there were there, between the carbines, 1874's and the Borchardts, but it was quite a bunch. There were none of the new ones from C. Sharps Arms or the other company at Big Timber, Montana. Those historically accurate arms are exact duplicates, but are still new.... Like the one(s) Tom Selleck had in Quigley Down Under. I believe three of them were built for that movie and one of them was a "replica" made of aluminum, as Selleck had a shoulder injury and it was the one that was usually in his hands. Anyway, these were the old ones in this picture. Hand written on the back of the photo was "probably $100,000 worth of Sharps Rifles". Nowadays, some of those Sharps Long Range and Creedmore rifles will sell for about that, each. Gary ;)

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I wonder why the number of downloads on all the photos from the last day or so show zero? Has anybody else noticed this?

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A compliment paid to OBG (aka "Professor") in the current running thread titled "is this a forum member 4366---the General" by redreaper.

Pulled entries from this thread dating back to 2006-----with Gary moving the big house with the 4568. Interesting then-----interesting now.

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Gittin old ain't much fun-----been up giving the old dog some pain medicine. Now he is asleep and the old codger is awake!!!!

But good thing is I won't remember much about it tomorrow------and won't remember where Updrafts golf ball went either!!!LOL

DD

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Ralph,

I'd noticed the "0" for downloads as well. I wasn't letting it keep me awake, like Anson's old dog, but as a senile old guy, I sure didn't miss it!

Anson,

I didn't know you and Charlie played golf together. I don't know much of anything about "pasture pool" but we had Chinese dinner with some friends from our church last night. We were helping them celebrate. Yesterday was her last day, this year, of school where she teaches band and chorus, plus is one fine, fine piano player at our church. But his celebration was his first ever "hole in one!" Like I said, I don't understand golf, but I sure understand that!

Roger sent the AUCTION SALE link below. Do I wish I had oil in a well, or hit the lottery. I'd be going to Jason's sale and bidding on the 1915 IHC Autowagon. Some very nice old IHC trucks here. Gary ;)

http://www.shobeauction.com/property.aspx?item=13006&agency=25065

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My grandfather had one of those mid "30's pickups when I was growing up. He and an uncle cut it up to make a trailer for picking corn. I have the trailer but Mom let a scrapper have the rest of the pickup.

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On my way to Silver Creek yesterday, I pulled into Bob's Valley Market - on the way, and had to take pictures of this beautiful original, but repainted 1935 Chevy door (suicide) sedan. The owner came out and we talked cars for a few minutes and he offered to open the door for an inner view, when I asked him if I could take his picture with it.

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A right front photo.

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And a rear end photo! Gary ;)

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PS: I didn't know but 1935 was the only year Chevy used suicide doors, according to him.

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I'm guessing the roller was working dirt uphill and a drive failed rolling it backwards into the house? It would fit that the front was slewing sideways during a bounce and it came down chunking a hole in the sidewalk.

That hill side make you think what it would be like to have it slip down with all those horses attached.

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Another thing scrounged from my Facebook page. Greg, this looks like something that may have been taken in your back yard? Tubacase47 will appreciate it anyway. Gary ;)

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This incident was attributed to some of my relatives in 1933, but that was before my time and I don't know anything about it. The pics came to me via a distant friend who is also gone now. If you study it out you can't help but wonder what became of the horses and the teamster.

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Am swiping the Professor's horse powered harvet picture--------and plan on posting it in Wrangler's barn------just to remind him of how good he's got it here on this flat land.

And-------that is really a steep slope pictured in Palouse's wreck.

On the subject of wheat-------combines shoild be hitting the fields this week on Delta area wheat. Have been stalled off with random showers----looks like a few days of hot sunshine for this week.

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A couple of weeks ago-------I visited with a Case/IH partsman at the doctor's office. We were talking about all of the changes with the new combines. He said that on the new red ones------the cleaning screens could be leveled on the go.

Should be a popular improvment out Palouse's way. (don't know which model---or how long they might have been doing this)

DD

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Some more old harvest scenery. This one from many years ago in the Eyebrow, Sask. area. Looks like a good sized crew on this one.

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Greg,

Those pictures you posted of the upside down combine looks eerie, with that teamster's platform on the ground. Like you, I'd be curious what happened to the team and the teamster.

Ralph,

That photo of the Waterloo steam engine and crew is fantastic! Everyone is posing as though this is their big opportunity in life. When I first started my affinity with steam engines and their photos at age 10, I figured those posed pictures were quite rare. I've re-rated that thought to "just about any steam engine that was powering a threshing machine and a crew was present, someone brought a camera and took a picture." They are still awe inspiring to me, as it is a bygone era that I've only been able to replicate for future generations, but I'll never be able to go back to the original steam era, that my dad lived through. It won't be that many more years that as those of us who visited with those old boys who buttered their bread with a steam engine, will also be gone. I guess that's why I believe so strongly in preserving every bit of history I can! This thread is a good example too! Roger has been unequaled in historical preservation as well.

Speaking of Roger, I hope I don't get in trouble posting this picture of the latest technology in 1912 stopping to pay homage to the rotting image of 1860's technology for transportation.

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And speaking of preserving history, I can't remember where this old Advance steam engine was. It was a Polaroid picture that someone sent me, from somewhere, but I don't know where any longer.

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This is one of my favoritist automobiles in the whole wide world. It's a little "new" to my preferences, but I could own an IHC Autowagon for fun, like Roger's, then have this beauty for my transportation!! A 1932 Chevrolet Deluxe Roadster with dual side mount spare wheels and tires, plus a rumble seat! This era of cars, especially in original configuration as this restoration is, are scarce as hen's teeth. Those were tough, tough times and the automobile manufactures didn't sell many, while trying to keep from going bankrupt themselves. Their customer base was very limited. These two pictures were taken recently in Pontiac, Michigan and posted to my page on Facebook. Gary ;)

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As a connection to that great photo Ralph posted of a thrashing crew, I'm going to do a repeat post of my Minneapolis outfit and my crew from 1981.

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The photo of the engine is from the second morning of the two-day thrashing run I did back then. The picture of the crew is from that same afternoon.

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The four years that I did this run, were some of the best periods of my life. It wasn't a show, it was using the equipment like it was meant to be used and working with a great group of men. The two farms were close to each other so driving the equipment from place to place didn't take very long. The fields weren't too large so each place could be done in a day with the equipment I had. Sorry to say, but 1981 was the last year of doing this. Half of the guys in the photo are gone now and the engineer's hair/mustache are a lot whiter, but those days will always be amount my fondest memories.

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It does appear that threshing outfits attracted cameras in their day, especially when the women folk showed up in the field. These were of my grandfather's outfit about 1915. Someone has labeled some of the people. They are my dad's brothers, sisters and cousins. I may have posted these sometime back.

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Greg,

Those are neat old threshing photos. The steamer is a Minneapolis, but I must bow and ask Roger the correct size of it. I believe it is either a 22hp or a 24hp, due to the closed crank disk. If you go back and look at Roger's Minneapolis a couple of posts ago, it has "balance holes" both sides of the crank pin on the disk. I honestly can't even tell you what size Roger's engine is. Some Minneapolis engines are very deceptive to my old dusty mind.

The separator is an easy guess, with that Red River Special on the straw blower tube. They were built by Nichols & Shepard. Ralph has ties to Red River Special as well. I'm posting a picture of one that I had for a while at Whitefish, Montana. The wood was trash inside from rot, but a friend wanted the wheels for a carriage for a 90hp single cylinder oilfield gas engine he had and I gave it to him. Gary ;)

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What exactly is IH tractors on a Montana farm? Seems like I've seen a bit of everything on this topic

See page one of this thread for an explanation of how this thread started.

Gary, I guess it is a re-run but while we are on the subject of threshing photos I only have these two very early photos of my grandfather's threshing outfit. The IH Famous engine and Aultman Taylor threshing machine. Date is about 1910. I don't know if this is the original machinery that burned down later that fall or if it is already the replacement.

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Greg,

Those pictures you posted of the upside down combine looks eerie, with that teamster's platform on the ground. Like you, I'd be curious what happened to the team and the teamster.

Ralph,

That photo of the Waterloo steam engine and crew is fantastic! Everyone is posing as though this is their big opportunity in life. When I first started my affinity with steam engines and their photos at age 10, I figured those posed pictures were quite rare. I've re-rated that thought to "just about any steam engine that was powering a threshing machine and a crew was present, someone brought a camera and took a picture." They are still awe inspiring to me, as it is a bygone era that I've only been able to replicate for future generations, but I'll never be able to go back to the original steam era, that my dad lived through. It won't be that many more years that as those of us who visited with those old boys who buttered their bread with a steam engine, will also be gone. I guess that's why I believe so strongly in preserving every bit of history I can! This thread is a good example too! Roger has been unequaled in historical preservation as well.

Speaking of Roger, I hope I don't get in trouble posting this picture of the latest technology in 1912 stopping to pay homage to the rotting image of 1860's technology for transportation.

attachicon.gif1912 new automobile, old stagecoach.jpg

And speaking of preserving history, I can't remember where this old Advance steam engine was. It was a Polaroid picture that someone sent me, from somewhere, but I don't know where any longer.

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This is one of my favoritist automobiles in the whole wide world. It's a little "new" to my preferences, but I could own an IHC Autowagon for fun, like Roger's, then have this beauty for my transportation!! A 1932 Chevrolet Deluxe Roadster with dual side mount spare wheels and tires, plus a rumble seat! This era of cars, especially in original configuration as this restoration is, are scarce as hen's teeth. Those were tough, tough times and the automobile manufactures didn't sell many, while trying to keep from going bankrupt themselves. Their customer base was very limited. These two pictures were taken recently in Pontiac, Michigan and posted to my page on Facebook. Gary ;)

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Gary,

There is one thing wrong with that Chevy roadster..........................my name is not on the title!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron

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What exactly is IH tractors on a Montana farm? Seems like I've seen a bit of everything on this topic

See page one of this thread for an explanation of how this thread started.

Gary, I guess it is a re-run but while we are on the subject of threshing photos I only have these two very early photos of my grandfather's threshing outfit. The IH Famous engine and Aultman Taylor threshing machine. Date is about 1910. I don't know if this is the original machinery that burned down later that fall or if it is already the replacement.

What exactly is IH tractors on a Montana farm? Seems like I've seen a bit of everything on this topic

IH_COLLECTOR,

Check what Ralph said: "See page one." It shows the start date of the thread and if you read the first 100 pages and several subsequent pages, you will see IH Tractors. It has since become a "table at a coffee shop" where us old guys come to recall and recollect things we experienced in the past 70 years... I guess?? It's not too awfully pornographic and there is information here you couldn't buy elsewhere. Sometimes old guys know or remember things of importance too, and it can be well to pay attention when one of those other old guys speak. It has just "morphed" a little throughout the past seven or so years. Would it be less deceptive if we started a new thread, "Experienced IH Owner's Coffee Table?" Maybe so? About the time I say to myself, it's time to knock this thing in the head, others start posting something interesting that needs an answer or comment. It's not a conspiracy. Stuff just happens, sometimes.

Here are a couple of pictures of IH Tractors on a Montana Farm too. Me on the 1935 F-12 a few weeks ago and my grandson about 18 years ago, driving my old 16hp garden tractor around the 15hp Case steam engine and "Annie," our 1939 Farmall H, or the 181st one built. Gary ;)

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Greg,

Those pictures you posted of the upside down combine looks eerie, with that teamster's platform on the ground. Like you, I'd be curious what happened to the team and the teamster.

Ralph,

That photo of the Waterloo steam engine and crew is fantastic! Everyone is posing as though this is their big opportunity in life. When I first started my affinity with steam engines and their photos at age 10, I figured those posed pictures were quite rare. I've re-rated that thought to "just about any steam engine that was powering a threshing machine and a crew was present, someone brought a camera and took a picture." They are still awe inspiring to me, as it is a bygone era that I've only been able to replicate for future generations, but I'll never be able to go back to the original steam era, that my dad lived through. It won't be that many more years that as those of us who visited with those old boys who buttered their bread with a steam engine, will also be gone. I guess that's why I believe so strongly in preserving every bit of history I can! This thread is a good example too! Roger has been unequaled in historical preservation as well.

Speaking of Roger, I hope I don't get in trouble posting this picture of the latest technology in 1912 stopping to pay homage to the rotting image of 1860's technology for transportation.

attachicon.gif1912 new automobile, old stagecoach.jpg

And speaking of preserving history, I can't remember where this old Advance steam engine was. It was a Polaroid picture that someone sent me, from somewhere, but I don't know where any longer.

attachicon.gifAdvance steamer somewhere, polaroid.jpg

This is one of my favoritist automobiles in the whole wide world. It's a little "new" to my preferences, but I could own an IHC Autowagon for fun, like Roger's, then have this beauty for my transportation!! A 1932 Chevrolet Deluxe Roadster with dual side mount spare wheels and tires, plus a rumble seat! This era of cars, especially in original configuration as this restoration is, are scarce as hen's teeth. Those were tough, tough times and the automobile manufactures didn't sell many, while trying to keep from going bankrupt themselves. Their customer base was very limited. These two pictures were taken recently in Pontiac, Michigan and posted to my page on Facebook. Gary ;)

attachicon.gif1932 Chevy Roadster at Pontiac Michigan auto museum.jpg

attachicon.gif1932 Chevy Roadster, rear, at Pontiac Michigan auto museum.jpg

Gary,

There is one thing wrong with that Chevy roadster..........................my name is not on the title!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron

Ron, I guess I'd have to arm wrestle you to see whose name belongs on that 32 Chevy Roadster title? Gary B)

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Some more old harvest scenery. This one from many years ago in the Eyebrow, Sask. area. Looks like a good sized crew on this one.

Can't help noticing the strange wood and metal instruments some of the men are leaning on. Early materials handling method I am told. But where are the hydraulics or pneumatics? No sign of electrical cords either. Not sure I understand!

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