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Here are a couple more from Rollag 1992, taken by Dan Mannen.
A Twin City visiting with a friend!
And the rare Huber 30-60 that was owned then by Norm Pross.
Thanx Dan,
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Dan was a busy lad at Rollag that year. Here are a couple he took of the big K-H Flour City there. You could set up an apartment in the cab of the ol' gal. But then I suppose you would have to invite Timmy Searson over for a beverage now and then?
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Just about nothing, zilch, nada, rien, bumpkis, bugger all on tv tonight so might as well post more of Dan's pix. Again, 1992, Rollag. I think this ol' iron speaks for itself
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Here are a couple from the 1992 show at Edgar, Wisconsin near Wausau. I put a couple of pix on the steam thread from there. An excellent show in every way, great site on a farm, fine people. Some of these tractors belonged to Mr. Walter Lekies from Medford. He was a very nice man with a tremendous collection. Visited him a number of times and also bumped into him in Plentywood, Montana, of all places, at the museum there! A small world!
Again, thanks to Dan Mannen for the photos,
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No sense quitting now! A few more from the Rollag 92 Case Expo. A 20-40 Case - can't recall numbers now, but that was a serious gathering of 2 cylinder Case tractors, all sizes. Never saw so many in one place.
They also got a big segment of the existing 40-72s out. I think I have seen all of those known to exist? Ol' G is in one picture, admiring the big X-mount. He even had darkish coloured hair back in those days
Thanx Dan Mannen again,
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:00:36 PM
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No sense quitting now! A few more from the Rollag 92 Case Expo. A 20-40 Case - can't recall numbers now, but that was a serious gathering of 2 cylinder Case tractors, all sizes. Never saw so many in one place.
They also got a big segment of the existing 40-72s out. I think I have seen all of those known to exist? Ol' G is in one picture, admiring the big X-mount. He even had darkish coloured hair back in those days
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Hi there uncle G wouldnt it sure be nice to have one of them 40-72 cases in lynden it would look nice next to the 25-45.

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Hi there uncle G wouldnt it sure be nice to have one of them 40-72 cases in lynden it would look nice next to the 25-45.

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Dan?
All it takes is money. And you've got tons of the stuff!
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I must have taken the 40-72 crossmount picture at Austin, Manitoba at the Case Expo there in the late 80s as I see a Sawyer-Massey smokbox door in the background. Again, I am sad to say , I can't recall the owners name? I do know it ran like a top and I couldn't believe how easy that big motor was to start!
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G

I found some of my old slides.
Here is one of the other side of that 40-72. I believe it was owned or had been owned by a fellow named Sigmund Jorgeson, or something like that, from North Dakota. I think it changed hands the fall of 89 after the Austin Case Expo. Not sure where it is now.
Did you see it plow at Austin?
Someone told me they had to stop part way down the field.
I'm not sure how many plows were in the ground but it was quite a few.
They fixed the problem and the guy operating opened up the throttle and it walked away with plow with all the bottoms still down.
That tractor ran real smooth as you said.

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G

You silver haired old fox.
I was so busy figuring out how to scan slides here that you sneaked several posts in.
I think the 2nd & 3rd pics above of the 40-72 are the same tractor that you & I have posted.
The 4th above I think is the tractor owned by Denis Powers.
There sure was a lot of everything Case at Rollag in 92.
IMHO though the Case Expo at Austin in 89 was about the best Expo that I have attended of them all whether it be Case, Rumely etc. & you know how much I like Rumely.
I'm not knocking any other show by any means as I know how much work it takes to put them on, but that is my personal opinion.

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Ross!
No, damn it, I missed it plowing
Now that you have jogged the memory, was the name Jacobsen??? Amazing tractors really.
Now that you have dug out the slide collection, will we see more!!??
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Here are a couple more pics from Austin 89.
This is the 30-60 Case from Crosby.
I think this tractor had come to Crosby thru the late Harold Ottoway (SP?).
I don't know if it is still in Crosby or not.
I tried to see if I could make out the sign on the front but can't make out what it says.

P.S. My pictures come thru kind of small. If anyone wants better copies feel free to PM me. I would be happy to send you the bigger files.
Also as "old G" says above, the old brain gets a little foggy at times as I approach the half century mark in a few weeks, so please correct me if I say something incorrect.

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Ross!
No, damn it, I missed it plowing
Now that you have jogged the memory, was the name Jacobsen??? Amazing tractors really.
Now that you have dug out the slide collection, will we see more!!??
G.
Yeah, I missed it too. I was always helping elsewhere at the show after the parade in those years and missed the plowing action.

I think you're right on the name.

Yes I will try to copy more. I've got lots that I would like to share so that's another reason I'm keeping them small.
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Ross?
THE MAN from Crosby sneaks a peek on here from time to time. I know from experience that he has no problems with memory and I expect he knows the history of most of the big iron on here? I would never doubt his word either!
We were in Austin last summer and they seemed to have most all of the big iron running. Didn't really get there 'till Saturday and they had a show of heavy horses so things were not running too much until parade time. I guess Thursday or Friday would have been better? Nice to see the 25-50 Sawyer-Massey running though - only saw it static before!
I like the small thumbnail pix, as they are easier on my ol' dial up!
Oh! and at least I have hair to go silver
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Oh Mr. G

I hate to do it, nice guy that I usually am, but you forced me to, but, what hair I still have is pretty much all the same color!!!
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Oh Mr. G

I hate to do it, nice guy that I usually am, but you forced me to, but, what hair I still have is pretty much all the same color!!!
So is mine, but not the same colour as it used to be
And I don't believe you when you said you hated to do it!
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Now here is an odd one! Never heard of any of these surviving!!?? Although, I did hear rumours once of a parts pile? Picture is from 1910 and at Broomhill, Manitoba. They are pulling a 7 furrow Cockshutt plow. Tractor is called a 45 hp, sold by Manitoba Windmill and Pump Co., Brandon.
Tractor is an OHIO built in Upper Sandusky. Don't have any more details than that. Mr. Wendel does have clear pix of them in his books.
Any information would be appreciated.
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So!!?? What the heck is this one????
It was at the 1909 Winnipeg Industrial Exhibition.
Any thoughts?
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Mr. Wizard in Rosholt should be able to help. Thats a COMPLIMENT Craig.....
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Now that I look at it, it sure looks like a Russel from the back end. The canopy, canopy mounting brackets, the tank, and wheels all look Russel.. Has to be. I think the pully looking thing under the canopy of it is a Steam tractor flywheel on the other side of the Russel, with a guy standing on the back of it?
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I think Tanner's right on. I know it's cheating but look at the lower righthand corner of page 237 in Wendel's Encyclopedia of American Farm Tractors. He lists it as a 30-60 Russell built from 1911 to 1913. The tractor pictured in Wendel's book has different hubs in the rear wheels and there are probably other differences but the canopy definitely screams Russell. Size wise, it is more likely that the tractor in the picture of this thread is the 22-44 pictured in Wendel's book, in the upper righthand corner of the same page. In fact, Wendel calls it the Russell "American" and mentions it in connection with the Winnipeg Motor Trials of 1909.

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