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*** Exploring an Old Farm ***


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Old 02-18-2010, 09:33:49 PM
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Yes.. thats a Superheater on the Case and there were some fabulous claims as to how it increased efficiency. I don't remember what kind of front end it is as it's been 25 years since I seen it...

I Bet that Superheater would give Boiler inspectors Fits Nowdays
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Amazing collection -- a real tribute to the efforts of the gentleman who put it together. It's nice to see that much of it is shedded, too. What's the tractor with the cab, automotive style radiator, hood, extension rims, in post #34, the third picture?

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Looks like a Bates Tractor Company All Steel Tractor Not to be confused with the Bates Steel Mule built by the Jolie Oil Tractor Company.
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The 4th picture looks like a 22-40 Gray. I remember a Bryan Steam at Rollag in 1970, the year after Elmer Larson found the 30-60 E Oilpull No. 766 for me.
A fabulous collection and as with JR Simplot and all 'late' collectors, I assume and hope he enjoyed his treasurers.
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For Tony Thompson: Is that an early TC 12-20 in the second pic on post #41??
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That's a nice old Huber traction engine. Looks like engine number 2526 to me. My 1899 Huber catalog shows an engine number 4692. Curve spoke flywheel, neato! Hey Mike M., what's your engine's number?
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Brad,
Sadly my 'lil Huber is missing its SN plate. Just looking at the one pic of the engine, I'd guess that engine is 1880's. Neat little machine!
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As much as everyone is enjoying the pictures I guess I'll put a few more on here.
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His dream was to keep his collection together and share it with anyone that wanted to see it. By putting it on this site was the best way to do that.
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Keep posting if you got 'em, Jim! I am enjoying these photos immensely! This man was a true collector and I sure would've enjoyed meeting him! I think there is truely one of eveything in that quonset building! Probably enough artifacts to decorate ten times the amount of Cracker Barrel restaurants in exstance now!!
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Thanks for posting more pics. God the stories that must have went along with some of his stuff.
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Default Re: Exploring an old farm.

This is an fantastic treasure collection.
Not only tractors but also some very intresting other stuff arround.

About the Rumely in post 42 thirt picture.
I dit not know there where L’s made with a spoker flywheel.
I thaught they all had an solid flywheel.
Wel the short stak looks an L.
It coult be made when the model L was jumping to the W.
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Here is a photo of our spoke flywheel L, sorry you can not see the flywheel side.



Here is the spoke flywheel L running a wood splitter.



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T'is a dull and dreary collection that has an Eagle tractor in it - the pride of Appleton and Waterloo should come with a pail of grease If you need grease, just find some sorry guy collecting Eagle tractors!
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Ditto to what everyone else is saying about this collection. If it goes to auction I want to be there!!! Even if I don't buy anything I'd love to see it all together in one place. Thats just amazing..
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Wow!!! I did not think any of that kind of stuff was out there yet!
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Andy: Most of the cars were more common models except for one that said Ecar and one that said Dorrset? The high wheel model with the guest book on the left front fender I have no idea.
Brad: The number on the Huber steam engine is 2826 if that helps.

When my wife and I walked out of that big shed we were left speechless. It was a humbling experience that pictures do not do justice. There came a point were I had to put the camera down to try and soak it all in.
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For Tony Thompson: Is that an early TC 12-20 in the second pic on post #41??

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It is a 12-20, serial number 13141. Should be a 1920. I have been looking for one of these to keep in its working clothes and plow with at shows....Close to home for me so you can bet I will be there!
This collector had a good friend in the area that got some peices before his passing. I only mention this because a couple of the units shown in these photo's may be gone....No foul play here, just so everyone knows what happened to them. I will post pic's of a large Lightning engine that was there, but is gone now. I am not sure yet what other things the lucky fellow got. Time will tell.
This will be a great deal of fun and a wonderful oportunity to visit with many other collectors, thanks to the gentalman that saved all this great old history
I do hope that some personal history from this grand collector surfaces. He has made a large contribution to the preservation of our agricultural history


Sorry guys, I pulled the photo's because of the name on them

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Were the Bryan and 25 50 N&S originally part of the Ottoway collection from Wichita KS.? Many years ago I had the offer to buy the 25 50 from Harold ,I fell in love with it then but unfortunately the old empty pocket syndrome hit. I've regreted that missed chance ever since. In one of the early Iron Men Albums thers a picture of Herb Ottoway taking the Bryan up the Case incline at one of the early Wichita shows. Very impressive! Craig or anyone know? F.J.W.

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