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Old 12-06-2016, 09:20:35 AM
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I had seen a Nelson rain train at a flea market Saturday, and it was yellow.
If I remember correctly, it also has a two or three speed transmission so you can adjust how many inches of " rain" it puts down per pass.
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Old 12-06-2016, 10:09:41 AM
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Wonder if Nelson had to pay John Deere to make it look like a 4010...
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:39:15 AM
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Hello all,
Here is an accessory that many of us old iron hounds have used.
Apparently, these days, this once common belt lacer is becoming an unusual devise.
Some of the general public has seen me working with old flat belts and was rather entertained by the whole procedure. I thought I would post it here for the possible few who are not familiar. Seasoned flat-belters may have some humorous input or extra technical advice on lacing.
First picture is pre-spaced staple packs that can be cut to required width. Turn over and drop staples into lacer clamp. Slide the pin through to hold staples and tear off paper packing.
Insert end of belt into exposed staple teeth and use bench vise to close lacer, driving the staple teeth into belting.
Remove from vice, pull pin and repeat for other end of belt.
Belt ends can be mated and hinge pin inserted to complete.
Been there - done that - for many of us I know.
I did find it interesting to learn of several different materials used for hinge pins over the years.
Hinge pin in my last photo is actually a tiny amount of cow hide rolled and dried much like a raw-hide dog chew, only smaller. Hide pins were used years ago and another "old world" favorite was tiny dried bamboo pins.
Bamboo and dried cow hide worked very well because the load was evenly distributed to each staple, spreading out across the entire pin eliminating the need for something stronger like steel.
Steel pins or old nails are a bad idea because the steel on steel will wear the staples through.
After some running time the steel staples actually wear a tiny grove into the softer bamboo or hide rolls. This groove or "wear pattern" is helpful because the pin cannot get away or slide out, being effectively locked in via the tiny notches.
In recent years staple packs can be purchased with steel core pins that have a "poly coating" on them. These combine the strength of steel with a softer coating for the staples to wear into.
Pretty simple, pretty cool!
Good luck on your projects everyone!
Tony
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:11:55 PM
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I have used a crimper quite often. ours has the handles on it. I like the raw hide pins the best. our supply is starting to get low. Where can these be gotten from.
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Old 03-07-2017, 02:21:54 PM
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Have 3 or 4 boxes of the old alligator lacing in various sizes. Can't remember brand name.
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Here's a large one on a stand and more at bottom of Ebay page.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/142273891718...84.m1436.l2649
We have a Clipper with spacing different so that we must remove or adjust spacing of clips from the cardboard to fit the crimping machine slots.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:18:01 PM
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That's a clipper no. 9 my uncle still has one on the farm and uses it to splices round baler belts.
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:00:50 PM
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In post 198 the Brothers Clemens displayed their John Deere version of the "Nelson Rain Train".
I have seen a few of these steel wheeled tractor sprinklers, however, I recently saw this Thompson tractor at an auction and purchased it because it had the same name as mine and I had never seen one before.
Very heavy cast iron, anyone have any history on these?
Thanks for all the fun posts!
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This wooden Rock Island folding rule turned up in Ohio.
enjoy,
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I bought a Phonograph years ago and for some time after went on a buying spree, grabbing unwanted 78's wherever I could. Somewhere along the way I landed these two records.
The first recording is by Henry Ford's Old Tyme Dance Orchestra, the second is by Foden's Motor Works Band.

How many businesses have orchestra's today you think?
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I bought a Phonograph years ago and for some time after went on a buying spree, grabbing unwanted 78's wherever I could. Somewhere along the way I landed these two records.
The first recording is by Henry Ford's Old Tyme Dance Orchestra, the second is by Foden's Motor Works Band.

How many businesses have orchestra's today you think?

John Deere Canada put out a 45 in the mid 1970's called "The Great Canadian Farmer".I dont know how many of those are still around?
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Never seen an oil filter and bracket for small twin cam. Looks factory and screams TC with tall bolts and rivets Purolator system. Carcass was a 1929 and this looks to have been on a long time. Has grey paint in many spots. It's now goin on my 1928 17-28. Hope to find a replacement filter for it.
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Not sure on size, but I think that's the same filter as the one that came from the factory on an IH 22-36. I haven't had to get a filter for a while, but they were still available as IH had the large oil filter on early M Farmalls.
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Hello all,
Here is another unusual devise that is seldom seen these days. Early forms of canister filters were once packed with washable fabric type media rings that were removable, washable and replaceable.
I was cleaning up an engine on a Twin City MT that has been sitting idle for fifty plus years when I found this and figured some of our younger enthusiasts may enjoy seeing this odd old filter system.
Good luck on your projects everyone!
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Neat find Tony!
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Many variations of KT,MT,UT.



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Many years ago I bought a McCormick- Deering shocker, it actually came from a hilly region in Kansas, never could figure that one out as they didn't work well on sloped ground, supposedly. I looked for many years for any literature on them, never fixed this one up and 7 years ago I had to buy a pickup so I sold it. Finally found this piece of an advertisement on the Wisconsin site this month, I always regretted selling this piece but I DO know where there is another one in working condition close to here. I may have to work on trying to locate it again.
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Russ,

We need to see a video of that. I have a buddy that picked one up for a corn binder. I will try to get some photos. His is also incomplete.

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