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We might have a white Christmas on this side of the state Gary. Supposed to get a couple inches tonight. We will see, Merry Christmas from Mineral County!IMG_5687.thumb.jpeg.175e28be4cfc8388237a2d4c60a65a8d.jpeg

Some years, we have lots of snow…

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A neighbor of mine puts up a nice decoration of the green stuff.

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Found some old Christmas pics of the family also. I don’t know why it’s sideways but this is my Grandparents on Mom’s side,  must have been in the mid 70s.  We would have oyster soup at their house every year.

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I must have been 3 or 4 this Christmas, my youngest sister is on the right and middle sister on the left.  Maybe my oldest sister was taking the Polaroid. We were happy with our new presents!  🎅🏻🎄🎁 

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This one is a little better, guess Michelle got a new puppy that year too!

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Here in west Texas we seldom have snow at Christmas, so as a backup  St. Nick has to fire up the 'ol "Bulldog" to make his appointed rounds on Christmas Eve. lt has been suggested that he get a nicer ride, like a big red Peterbilt or KW, But Santa said "i've been used to staring at a animal's butt all night, either reindeer or bulldog for so long why change now??"

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Green or brown here too Gary. Drizzly foggy day last couple. Sun tried to break thru a couple times today but only lasted a few minutes each time. Predicting higher chances of rain tomorrow night into Christmas day. Worked on a homemade present for mom today as per her request. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. 

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Merry Christmas to everyone here. White or gray let us not forget the meaning of the day. 
 

I drove home from work at 6am in the pouring rain here at home. Much needed moisture here. Everyone stay safe. 

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14 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

Cars being unloaded at the Portland Company, c.1910

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Wooden axle, chain drive Brush Automobiles. Two cylinder, two cycle engines. 

I know I've told this story before, but tonight it needs re-telling. Our Kolar neighbors had a Brush roadster that the kids drove a couple miles to their country school. During the deep depression, they were "broke" for all practical purposes, like their neighbors were. 

They had a 32 hp Reeves Canadian Special double simple steam engine they plowed with. It just sold about a year ago. It's the only one remaining in the world. Yaeger's farmed with a 32 hp Reeves Canadian Special cross compound engine. It was still a reasonable manner in which to plow.

Dad said, "Kolar's decided to hold an auction sale to hopefully raise some "operating money" for their farm. Dad went to the sale. He said they'd broken the front axle so they shaved down a fence post and put it in for its new axle. He then said, "It sold for $7..." I said, "Why the H--- didn't YOU BUY it? Dad said, "I didn't have seven dollars." 

I have to say, growing up when I did, his statement hit me like a ton of bricks.  Gary 😔

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I'm sure Gary would not mind making a correction on his comments about the Brush cars.  They were built from 1907 until 1911 with a few leftovers being sold in 1912.  The engine was a SINGLE cylinder, 4-STROKE engine with the first version rated a 6HP, then enlarged to 7HP and by the end of production it was up to 10HP.    Brush's advertising slogan was "The Everyman's Car" and prices over the years ranged from a little under $300 and up to $500.  During most of its production, it used a planetary transmission.  Brush cars had wood frames and axles along with coil spring suspension plus another unusual feature, when you cranked the engine, you did it counter-clockwise. You will also note in the engine photos, they didn't bother to use a fan, just the air flowing through the radiator was considered good enough.  Gary mentioned about a two cylinder version.  While there was an ad published mentioning it, no records show that the car was ever produced.   In 1912, the Brush company became part of the Maxwell Automobile Co.  Now you guys may wonder why I'm up on the Brush car,  I've come close to buying one a couple times over the years missing out because I didn't have the figurative "$7" that the other guy was willing to pay.   You never know, maybe one of these days . . . .

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Roger, I never mind being corrected on my errors. For the two cylinder part (my excuse?) I think I was confused with Maxwell. I knew they made two and four cylinder cars. But where I came up with that two cycle, I don't know? I think I was "over thinking" the situation. And being 80, I have an excuse now!

You all have heard how Roger plans to leave me his 1912 IHC AutoWagon truck, I know. Well, he sent me a coffee cup with one of these photos on it. (He surely wouldn't be pouring salt on the wound?)

I don't know how they do that fancy thing, as I'm not up on technology. But I suppose they use "AI" on it? I hear they can do almost anything with Artificial Insemination anymore. They could have even put Roger's face on me, I guess. Thank you Roger. I'll cherish that cup! The kids may have to flip a coin over it someday? But I think I can guarantee you, it won't end up in the garage sale!! Gary😁

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2 hours ago, Old Binder Guy said:

Roger, I never mind being corrected on my errors. For the two cylinder part (my excuse?) I think I was confused with Maxwell. I knew they made two and four cylinder cars. But where I came up with that two cycle, I don't know? I think I was "over thinking" the situation. And being 80, I have an excuse now!

You all have heard how Roger plans to leave me his 1912 IHC AutoWagon truck, I know. Well, he sent me a coffee cup with one of these photos on it. (He surely wouldn't be pouring salt on the wound?)

I don't know how they do that fancy thing, as I'm not up on technology. But I suppose they use "AI" on it? I hear they can do almost anything with Artificial Insemination anymore. They could have even put Roger's face on me, I guess. Thank you Roger. I'll cherish that cup! The kids may have to flip a coin over it someday? But I think I can guarantee you, it won't end up in the garage sale!! Gary😁

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I had some pretty descent accordion music on my computer tonight. So I made a cup of "Swiss Miss" hot chocolate and initiated my new "coffee cup" Roger sent me. Now you can see what he sent me! Gary😉😁

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Gary l like that mug!!  For part of my Christmas, my wife had a couple of "Booger Creek Gin, lnc." mouse pads and some key chains made for me. l don't if that 1912 IHC AutoWagon even has a key switch on it somewhere but if it does it needs a fancy key chain on it....

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56 minutes ago, twostepn2001 said:

Gary l like that mug!!  For part of my Christmas, my wife had a couple of "Booger Creek Gin, lnc." mouse pads and some key chains made for me. l don't if that 1912 IHC AutoWagon even has a key switch on it somewhere but if it does it needs a fancy key chain on it....

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twostepn2001, The dashboard on my AutoWagon is pretty plain. But I could tie on a padlock somewhere and hang the Booger Creek Gin keychain on it?

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Likely this padlock would suffice?  Gary😘

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twostepn2001,

you'll never believe what I found to photograph with my phone at one of my favorite junk stores just before Christmas. I'd have never expected to ever find this in Montana. But there it was and I recognized it, thanks to you and the others in cotton country. Well I sort of recognized it anyway. I bought new tee shirts recently and had cotton in my navel after wearing them!  Gary😉😁

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It's about time to empty out my "IH marked" photos from December of 2023. I don't know a darn thing anyway.

One of my two T.C. Power shoe button hooks. Because of Grandpa Jäger working for him on steamboats and freighting, and living at Fort Benton for four years, I had to do this.

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I had to put this photo of a Dakota barber. Dad gave me haircuts from my first to age 11. My first one was with a pair of "plier" type clippers and I remember him pulling hair with that thing. At eleven, my big brother Bill got a flattop when he was in high school and I had to have one too. I went to his barber George Smokoff in Lewistown and paid $1.25 for that store bought haircut.

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This sausage/lard press isn't mine, but I finally got one after my birthday with some kid's gift money. I'm not a butcher, but Grandpa Jäger was one, and Dad and his brothers butchered LOTS.

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I've had this rack & pinion sausage press for quite some time.

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I've got a couple of these arc lever type of sausage presses. 

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Some older type of meat grinders too.

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Some old meat saws.

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Some butchering knives, cleavers and steels.

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Repeat photo, but my two favorite butcher knives and steel. Remington knife, Winchester steel, and Winchester knife.

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This is a pretty early snowmobile!

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I love seeing spans of horses doing field work like this. Maybe Anson got me hooked on it? I don't know?

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I thought this was kind of a neat advertisement for JI Case Plow Company.

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Here are some steam shovels on the rail cars of a Chicago, Quincy and Burlington Railroad.

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I've never heard of a Jelbert light oil tractor. I'm sure Roger has them in his files.

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A John Deere dealership.

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This was a new one for me on Facebook this morning. That might not be an actual photograph? But they can do anything with AI now. Artificial Insemination is taking over everything online.

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A couple of 15-30 McCormick-Deering tractors are pulling a couple of McCormick-Deering combines in Texas.

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Joe Phillips is on his IH Farmall H in Texas in the early 1950s.

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You can sometimes tell when a farmer has traded his team of horses in on a tractor by the smile on his face. What else would you put on your Christmas card but your Oliver 70 Row Crop tractor, anyway? It's pretty neat with dual drive wheels, for that time period.

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A Chevy half ton pickup with a flatbed and an International D-30 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Boy I rode a lot of hours in our D-30 during harvests as a boy when I was being "baby sat" by uncle truck drivers.

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And sometimes you just have to post an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm, just to keep the train on the tracks. Gary😁

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PS: I doubt this was my first flattop haircut, but I was 11 years old here and am wearing a flattop.

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On 12/27/2023 at 3:14 PM, Old Binder Guy said:

This was a new one for me on Facebook this morning. That might not be an actual photograph? But they can do anything with AI now. Artificial Insemination is taking over everything online.

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Must be AI otherwise the Deere nuts would be in a biding war for it 

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Some stuff I found on Facebook today. 3 different ford assembly lines  and another old junkyard. Oh and a 1913 ford gas tank assembly line, at least according to the caption. And today we finally had some sun so I split some wood with an ih tractor on an iowa farm. 🙂

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Seeing that pic of those 1964 Fords brought back some memories. A cousin that l lived with during high school had several cars that a lot of guys sure would've like to have back then. His first car was a yellow '55 Chevy 2 door with a 327 and 4 speed transmission. He traded that car for what was my favorite. A blue 1964 Ford Galaxy with a 390 FE and a 4 speed transmission. Then he got a red 1969 Plymouth GTX. lt had a 440 Magnum. lf l could afford any car available, my first choice would be a red '64 Ford galaxy with a coyote motor.

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A close second choice would be a 1969 Plymouth GTX, red with a black vinyl top.

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Close as l ever came to having a "muscle car" was this 1969 Chevy Impala. Had a 327 and a 3 speed automatic. Not a asphalt eater by any means but it would smoke the tires on occasion....lol

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16 minutes ago, twostepn2001 said:

Seeing that pic of those 1964 Fords brought back some memories. A cousin that l lived with during high school had several cars that a lot of guys sure would've like to have back then. His first car was a yellow '55 Chevy 2 door with a 327 and 4 speed transmission. He traded that car for what was my favorite. A blue 1964 Ford Galaxy with a 390 FE and a 4 speed transmission. Then he got a red 1969 Plymouth GTX. lt had a 440 Magnum. lf l could afford any car available, my first choice would be a red '64 Ford galaxy with a coyote motor.

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A close second choice would be a 1969 Plymouth GTX, red with a black vinyl top.

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Close as l ever came to having a "muscle car" was this 1969 Chevy Impala. Had a 327 and a 3 speed automatic. Not a asphalt eater by any means but it would smoke the tires on occasion....lol

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Buddy of mine in highschool, and his older brother, were into 63 and 64 fords. They were always buying and sell not just those but all old ford's from the 50s up thru early 70s. This was in the early 80s so there were plenty fixer uppers around as well as some nice ones. They fixed up a couple pretty nice ones. I rode in a lot of em. From 289 powered to one 406 powered. A lot of them were 390 cars. Most automatics but a few 4 speed cars here and there. Miss those days.

Your cousin had some neat stuff and I like your impala as well.

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