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On 10/24/2023 at 1:14 PM, Tubacase47 said:

For Mike, the Absent Minded Farmer:  The Case "R" series was smaller than the "C" series.  It was designed to compete with the International F12 and W12 tractors.  Case President Leon Clausen was not in favor of the "R" series as he felt it would lose money for the company but the board of directors overruled his objections.  The R's had Waukesha motors instead of Case designed ones like the L and C series.

That's an interesting tidbit. Looks like Case had a slightly bigger engine than the Waukesha in the early F12s.

I'll have to see if there are any adds for them in the magazines around here.

Mike

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Haven't found the magazine ads yet, but did manage to find a picture that made me think of Gary's pic, of the farm scene with the tracks arcing around the property.

That's how it goes, though. I can't seem to find what I'm looking for when it's needed, but can find ten things I wanted when not looking for those particular items. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Mike

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15 hours ago, Old Binder Guy said:

Someone suggested they could build "hardware" equipment.

Gary, last week during all the Halloween "scary movie" week, l watched a movie about Sarah Winchester, the widow of William Winchester,founder of Winchester Repeating Arms. lt was more fiction than fact, but it did show a catalog with all the Winchester rifles and......Winchester roller skates...lol   l didn't know anything about the hand tools and knives which shows how much you can learn here!!

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9 hours ago, Absent Minded Farmer said:

Haven't found the magazine ads yet, but did manage to find a picture that made me think of Gary's pic, of the farm scene with the tracks arcing around the property.

That's how it goes, though. I can't seem to find what I'm looking for when it's needed, but can find ten things I wanted when not looking for those particular items. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Mike

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Mike, Thanks for thinking of me and Buttermilk Curve! I had to post photos of it again. The first photo had to be about 1915.

 

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This photo was about 1950.

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This is a photo I took from the corner of our first house on the farm. I assure you, you could hear these Milwaukee RR diesels when they poured the coal to  the train, headed back uphill (downstream) toward Glengarry. Glengarry is in the 1950 photo on the bench above our house. And the train really awoke the dead the night they laid several cars off of the track when the Milwaukee was engaged in "deferred maintenance." (actually NO maintenance) 

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Mike, something else. I don't know about the rest of the guys who come to this thread, but I have that same exact problem with finding things. I can't when I want it and I can when I'm not looking for it anymore.  Gary😉

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9 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

Gary, last week during all the Halloween "scary movie" week, l watched a movie about Sarah Winchester, the widow of William Winchester,founder of Winchester Repeating Arms. lt was more fiction than fact, but it did show a catalog with all the Winchester rifles and......Winchester roller skates...lol   l didn't know anything about the hand tools and knives which shows how much you can learn here!!

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twostepn2001, Was that spooky movie taken at Mrs. Winchester's "Mystery Mansion" in San Diego, California? I got this photo from the internet, but I've toured the home. There are some real weird things done in that house. If I remember (It's been about 50 years for me) she had carpenters building there every day she lived there. Hallways and doorways to nowhere and stuff like that.

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And you helped me remember that I also have a set of Winchester roller skates. I got them at a junk shop. Obviously, they didn't check the brand, as I paid $5 for them. I can't remember but I don't think the ice skates atop the roller skates are Winchester.

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At that same junk shop on a different day, I also bought this copper coated Winchester flashlight. Winchester4flashlightfront.thumb.JPG.c293a6df1c5f22d8011da89e27793ef2.JPG

For $4! It was just an old flashlight to them.

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I think I'm coming to the end of my Winchester items I've discussed. The top fly rod on the shop wall at Silver Creek's mezzanine is a Winchester. The reel is not. I remember seeing a reel in the flathead valley back when I was still working as Maintenance Chief for Whitefish Schools. It was in a shop that knew what they had. They wanted $50 for it and I didn't have all that much extra change at that time. It was a fun game though.

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I do still have a few old two piece "pull apart" cartridge boxes somewhere too. Gary😉

 

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remember what???

what did I go to the shop for

Hey there it is what I needed 3 days ago

and it goes down hill from there :rolleyes:

 

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51 minutes ago, Old Binder Guy said:

twostepn2001, Was that spooky movie taken at Mrs. Winchester's "Mystery Mansion" in San Diego, California? I got this photo from the internet, but I've toured the home. There are some real weird things done in that house. If I remember (It's been about 50 years for me) she had carpenters building there every day she lived there. Hallways and doorways to nowhere and stuff like that.

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And you helped me remember that I also have a set of Winchester roller skates. I got them at a junk shop. Obviously, they didn't check the brand, as I paid $5 for them. I can't remember but I don't think the ice skates atop the roller skates are Winchester.

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At that same junk shop on a different day, I also bought this copper coated Winchester flashlight. Winchester4flashlightfront.thumb.JPG.c293a6df1c5f22d8011da89e27793ef2.JPG

For $4! It was just an old flashlight to them.

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I think I'm coming to the end of my Winchester items I've discussed. The top fly rod on the shop wall at Silver Creek's mezzanine is a Winchester. The reel is not. I remember seeing a reel in the flathead valley back when I was still working as Maintenance Chief for Whitefish Schools. It was in a shop that knew what they had. They wanted $50 for it and I didn't have all that much extra change at that time. It was a fun game though.

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I do still have a few old two piece "pull apart" cartridge boxes somewhere too. Gary😉

 

Thanks for sharing the Winchester items Gary. I must say as a "Winchester nut" and fly fishing aficionado, I covet that fly rod! Maybe someday I'll be able to find one as nice as that one. 

 I cut my shooting teeth on my grandads single shot M37 16 gauge (which later he gave me) and later graduated to a M12 for wing shooting and an 1894 for deer. A few of my current favorites are a couple pre-war Model 12s, a model 61 pump 22, and an 1897 from 1913 that I had had cut down and threaded for chokes. Winchester, which now resides in my gun cabinet with the rest of my collection. I don't have any photos of them handy, but I do have a couple of one of my favorite axes, a Winchester 3.5 pound single bit:

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From what I understand, Winchester axes aren't exactly common but then again not rare either. Regardless, it's very likely the best quality axe that I own, and certainly a favorite! Anyhow, thanks for letting me share!

Mac

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I see very little Winchester hardware here. We are right between Shapleigh/KeenKutter in StLouis Mo and Belknap/Bluegrass in Louisville Ky so most of what we see is that sort of thing. I have one Winchester Axe. I believe it to be a house axe or boys axe based on the size. It had a junk straight handle in it when I got it so I went with a house axe sized handle. 

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Found this pic of some windmills in the Texas panhandle near Spearman. Collection belonged to a man that had been collecting windmills since the early '50's. lf you can zoom in close enough, you can see him kneeling on the platform of the windmill second from the left. They say he did all the maintenance on them well into his 90's and until his death at age 94.

 

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2 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

Found this pic of some windmills in the Texas panhandle near Spearman. Collection belonged to a man that had been collecting windmills since the early '50's. lf you can zoom in close enough, you can see him kneeling on the platform of the windmill second from the left. They say he did all the maintenance on them well into his 90's and until his death at age 94.

 

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A regular Don Quioxote. Do I see him in the back of the picture ready to battle them

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On 11/6/2023 at 12:29 PM, Sledgehammer said:

I see very little Winchester hardware here. We are right between Shapleigh/KeenKutter in StLouis Mo and Belknap/Bluegrass in Louisville Ky so most of what we see is that sort of thing. I have one Winchester Axe. I believe it to be a house axe or boys axe based on the size. It had a junk straight handle in it when I got it so I went with a house axe sized handle. 

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That's a nice looking axe with the handle you installed Todd.  Gary😉
PS: I remembered at Silver Creek yesterday that I used to own a Winchester straight razor. Someone wanted it more than I did years ago in the Flathead Valley. GY

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A friend sent me pics this morning. Started on Monday cutting sesame seeds. He does quite a bit of custom combining and cotton stripping. He bought the black Pete several years ago The he got the silver and black Pete this past summer. 

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His brother started cotton stripping on Tuesday. lt's a JD CS 690, makes the round bale or module. They have a trailer that they pull with Silver Pete that will haul 10 of the cotton bales to the gin.

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ln this particular field,the rows are planted on 40 inch centers with 80 inch skip rows. Different widths row skips makes for some odd looking configurations on the strippers.

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I don't know a darn thing. And I don't have much to post either. But I can't let this thing die in its tracks. Tubacase47 won't have anything to keep track of if we let it kick the bucket. I hope you veterans had a good Veterans Day, yesterday.

Like twostepn2001, I like windmills. Here is a Texas farmstead, A Model A Ford Coupe, and with a windmill and a reservoir for pressurized water in the house, I'll bet? That wouldn't work in Montana though.

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This is what happens to water tanks in Montana in winter. This is a railroad steam locomotive water tank, but you get the idea.

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Anson would have loved these mules pulling this wagon to town in Missouri in 1938.

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A ca 1907 IHC AutoBuggy in Victoria, Australia.

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A D-Model or big KB? I can't tell. Anyway an International Truck is moving a building in South Dakota.

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A General Motors GMC semi tractor is pulling a trailer nose sleeper van trailer.

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This was also on Facebook. It received raving reviews. 

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A little boy thinks he's driving Dad's McCormick-Deering Farmall F-12 with lever lift mounted cultivators.

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Mike is shown backing our F-12 into his shed. There are two gray IH Tractors on a Montana Farm there!

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I used to own two McCormick Deering Farmall F-14s, but they went away. This one is "yard art" somewhere.

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Tubacase47 would likely love this photo with a "chicken roost" Case tractor at a dealership. 

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Knox County, Tennessee - Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Spring plowing with an SC Case tractor 1942. There was much discussion on Facebook about the model and year of this Case tractor.  Gary😉

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I'm going to guess it's a 1938 Chevrolet van.  By the looks of the back axle, I'd say maybe a 1.5 Ton version.

 

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Here's some train stuff to keep the Montana theme going.

This is the main, heading into Butte from the south. This is a UP stub line now & certainly not under wire.

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Here's the shop switcher in Harlowton. It was electric & ran off of an extension cord. It's on display somewhere around town.

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Here's a Little Joe in Three Forks.

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A 4-6-0 on the Gallatin Valley branch, crossing bridge over Madison River at Three Forks. Going to guess that's an NP bridge behind it.

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Saltese.... a very long time ago.

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And to finish.... a ride on the Olympian Hiawatha.

When more Montana pics come across my radar, I'll check back. Hopefully soon. We have to hit 1000 pp. before the first of the year. ;v)

Mike

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1 hour ago, Roger Byrne said:

I'm going to guess it's a 1938 Chevrolet van.  By the looks of the back axle, I'd say maybe a 1.5 Ton version.

 

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I think i see the Chevy emblem on the side of the hood of the closest one in jeepers picture, If I zoom in anyway.

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9 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

I couldn’t make out the emblem 

Now that I have seen Roger’s photo I get it now 

Well I wasn't positive either until I saw Roger's post. 

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Absent Minded Farmer,

You'd be correct that this steam locomotive is on Northern Pacific Railroad tracks. 

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Three Forks feeds NP (BNSF) rail service into Helena. 

This was probably one of the last steam locomotives on the NP into Helena in July of 1956.

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Here is a Northern Pacific articulated locomotive that had a little trouble here at Helena.

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We are fortunate enough to have an NP steam locomotive here in our Railroad Park.  Gary😉

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3 hours ago, Old Binder Guy said:

Absent Minded Farmer,

You'd be correct that this steam locomotive is on Northern Pacific Railroad tracks. 

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Three Forks feeds NP (BNSF) rail service into Helena. 

This was probably one of the last steam locomotives on the NP into Helena in July of 1956.

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Here is a Northern Pacific articulated locomotive that had a little trouble here at Helena.

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We are fortunate enough to have an NP steam locomotive here in our Railroad Park.  Gary😉

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Oh boy! That NP Mallet would have been a project to rerail. The ties laying by the people standing in the center of the pic will probably hold rails & act as a position for the Big Hook(s) or as a shoo fly track or both. The Ten Wheeler under it has a sharp set of whitewalls & looks to be the engine in your second pic.

Mike

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Here's a 4166(?) with dozer blade at the CHS elevator in East Shelby:

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And here's a Scout in the yard office parking lot in Havre:

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Both images taken on an unknown color negative film in either 2016. Judging by the reds & yellows, it's probably safe to say it's Kodak. Might be one of the VR, T-Grain films.

Mike

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