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Old 02-04-2007, 11:44:57 PM
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TANNER and ERIC!!!!!!!!!
Thanks a million guys, you are right on!
With your information, I checked Mr. Wendel's more recent Standard Catalog of Farm Tractors (2nd edition) page 629. There are a couple of good pix there - Russel American. I also checked the Winnipeg trials records and it did compete.
It was a 3 cylinder, upright, 8x10! Winnipeg gives weight at 17,150, cost $2400. An unusual looking outfit really.
Thanx again for all the help.
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:34:01 PM
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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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G.,

I think the gentleman with the red and green Case 40-72 was called Sig Jacobsen, and he also had a nice 12-25. His 40-72 looks very much like the one that is now in the Dudley Diebold collection, so could they perhaps be one and the same?

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Here are a couple more sweet hearts!
The Gas Traction is plowing at Winnipeg, 1910. Not 100% sure if this is the USA built or the Winnipeg built as both competed that year. Basically the same tractor I guess?
The American Gas Tractor is a genuine odd ball. Built by Diamond Iron Works of Minneapolis. Many moons ago, I visited with a kindly gentleman in the NE corner of South Dakota. His name was Fred Bruns. He was quite an Oil Pull man but also had most of one of these tractors. It did not have the original motor, maybe had a big car motor? Wonder what became of it?
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When I saw the picture of the American Gas Tractor, it triggered a thought. In the book The Iron Workhorse by CH Wendel and Dave Arnold, copyrighted 1988 on page 64-65 there is a picture of the tractor you mention. It even has "Bruns Collection" painted on the frame rail. I'm sure, though, that the picture is copyrighted, too.
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Hello,

Here's Fred Bruns' American the last time I saw it, at the Andover, SD show, about 15 years ago. The original engine and transmission were missing, and Mr. Bruns fitted a Chevy V-8 (I think). You'll notice that the large rear-mounted radiator assembly is missing in this photo, but it had been on the tractor previously (I can't find those pictures at the moment). He had also fashioned some panels around the engine that camouflaged it a bit better than what you see in this picture. This is quite an impressive machine despite being incomplete, and was a regular feature in the parades at Andover. I believe Mr. Bruns' collection remains in his family.

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Here is a not very great picture of the American at the 1912 Winnipeg Trials. In a field of 8 tractors, it finished 7th and the 8th tractor had been withdrawn before competing! Ouch!
It seems to me that Mr. Bruns had said he thought the motor would have been built by another company, like Twin City or such? One version says it was a 4 cylinder, 7 and 1/4 by 8 inch. Ring any bells? Rated @40-60, weight 18,000.
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Mr. Wizard in Rosholt should be able to help. Thats a COMPLIMENT Craig.....
Thanks Dooooooooooooooooooooood but there are LOTS of people who have forgotten more than I will EVER know.................and there's PLENTY to learn...........
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Here's a picture of the only 40-72 Crossmotor Case left that has a factory cab.
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Here is a not very great picture of the American at the 1912 Winnipeg Trials. In a field of 8 tractors, it finished 7th and the 8th tractor had been withdrawn before competing! Ouch!
G.

Maybe so, but I'd still want one just for the weird factor.

That chevy V8 in the American sounds... Unique. Howzit pull?
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Here is a bit of IHC stuff from the early days. More to come. They advertised aggressively in the farm press though it would seem that the quality of their early tractors was their best selling point! They got a lot of them out onto the Canadian Prairies.
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G: That threshing scene you just posted suprisingly I have just aquired a nice oak box of glass slides from C.N.R. [80 approx] and that pic is amongst the slides. I got the projector as well. some very nice Canadian views in the lot.

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I'm going through my gallery alphabetically, so that's the way they'll post. I can't ever remember what I've already posted, so this is the easiest for this senile old man!

This first one shows seven of the 30-60 Aultman Taylors owned by the Campbell farms at Hardin, Montana. I think I heard they owned something like 23 of these 30-60s with the later radiators.



This 30-60 A&T picture was taken by me at Waterloo, Iowa in 1958.



This 30-60 A&T was owned by Mort & Emil Christensen near Conrad, Montana



This is a picture of Dale Richardson's 30-60 A&T at Orofino, Idaho.
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This is a very early A&T shown in Kansas and has the pneumatic starting system, as evidenced by the wooden handle and air tank on the far fender.



This is a 30-60 hauling grain near Havre, Montana.



This is my grandfather Yaeger's 30-60 A&T hauling grain to market at Glengarry, Montana. He is the man in the derby and the serial number was #47. Uncle Fritz is at the controls and grandma's cousin is the far guy.



This is a picture of the second A&T Grandpa bought in 1918. Neighbor kid, Johnny Tresch is running the tractor. Ina McMillan and aunt Clo were the girls from the cook car.
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This is an Aultman Taylor photo showing fourteen 30-60s plowing 640 acres, or one section in one day. A&T boasted, "No stops due to the tractors."



A Tom Madden photo showing Doug Peltzer's A&T at Tulare, CA.



This is an early square radiator A&T plowing in eastern Montana.



This is a 30-60 A&T in a postcard picture of mine, in eastern Montana.
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Walter Mehmke's 30-60 A&T taken in the 1920s when it was a user. It is still in their collection and left original. The paint isn't too bad either.



This is a 25-50 Aultman Taylor at a Montana Highline town.



This is an early A&T threshing in Montana's Judith Basin, near Lewistown.



This shows four A&T 30-60s binding on Campbell farms near Hardin, Montana. Campbell Farms were the largest wheat farms in the world at this time. I've seen their website.
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A gas tractor, likely an A&T 30-60 near Fort Benton (the world's innermost port), Montana.



This was the JW Schnitzer farm's equipment and crew in north central Montana. A 40-80 Avery, three 30-60 A&Ts and a Waterloo Boy are shown. They'd just finished seeding 600 acres of wheat. The crew is posing on both sides of their air cooled Franklin Touring Car.



Some of the tractors that used to be on the Emil and Mort Christensen place near Conrad, Montana... Before the sale!



An old 12-25 Avery we used to have on our farm at Lewistown, Montana, years ago.
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The 12-25 Avery before we got it.



The next three pictures are of my grandson Maverik driving Dick Dailey's 1918 Happy Farmer at Belgrade, Montana about 7 years ago.
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First picture is of a 40-80 Avery getting gassed up. The Model T delivered the fuel. Albert Stordahl was the operator of the Williams Farm's tractor, pulling the threshing outfit.



This is the Erickson's 40-80 Avery threshing near Conrad, Montana.



This 40-80 Avery (with rotted off exhaust stack) is hauling grain near Scobey, Montana.



This is a picture of my daughter in law, Pam's grandfather, Albert Stordahl.
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This is a 40-80 Avery plowing in northeastern Montana.



The next is of the Williams' 40-80 Avery.



This is another of the Williams' Avery and the all important cook car... Food!



The last is a Tom Madden Photo showing an Avery at Tulare, CA. We didn't know the size?
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My late friend and Caterpillar collector, Max Tyler, sent me this poor copy of a 1903 Best gas tractor. It purportedly would outpull their 110hp steam engine?



This is a 45-90 "Big Four" 6-cylinder near Plentywood, Montana



An early Big Four tractor from the Mehmke postcard and artifact collection.



A Big Four E-B 20-35 in eastern Montana.
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