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*** Exploring an Old Farm ***


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Old 02-18-2010, 09:39:16 AM
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:06:58 AM
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This is the last of the pictures. I would like to thank everyone for their comments. When the family is ready for a sale I'm sure they will spread the news. Also a special thank you to the man behind the collection! Without people like him and everyone on this site there would be no old iron to play with!
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Great photos, thanks for sharing. Would have been nice to have met the man, bet he had some great storys about his collection.
Was wondering about the front axle on the case steam engine in post #35. Is that a original item, aftermarket, or home made? Don't know much about them, but it sure looks different. Made like auto steer?
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Now that old gentleman was a real collector!!: That is an amazing museum he has put together. Wish I could have toured it and met him.

Thanks to those early collectors, a lot of old iron was saved from the scrapman. Many thanks to those fellows who had the foresight to save this stuff back in the day when it was only worth scrap value, so us old iron hounds could enjoy it now. Obviously, fellows such as this one enjoyed collecting.
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Whatever you do , donot let those dumb a>> people from American Pickers find out about this.
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SO FAR folks have been kind, and smart enough, to not post any names associated with this trove.

Let's be sports and KEEP it that way until there is a FORMAL announcement.......
I Second That Motion ! And would add a big Thank You to Jim Anderson for sharing all of the photos and Documenting much of what is there. Hopefully those that Do Know the location will help to Keep Tabs on the place and report anything they notice that may come up missing, while at the same time keeping the location secret even from those they may consider to be friends. I don't want to turn this into a sour note, but I'm sure we all know people with Sticky Fingers.

Keep the pictures coming.... The more that's documented the better, plus it gives everyone an idea of how big of a sale it will be if/when it happens.

Once I get my Thanks button back again, I will add a few more thank you's for the last group of pictures.
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Looks like the auctioneer will have have his hands full getting everything out and organized for this one.
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Thank you so much for posting these!!! An even bigger thank you for respecting the man and his estate! Those in the know, keep up the respectful discretion. It's very much appreciated. Do you know what makes the cars inside are??

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Thank you for posting the photos!

Nice looking L Oilpuke with a spoke flywheel.

There is even a grease monkey special Eagle there, maybe it will come with a bucket of grease for the grease cups??

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I THINK I REMEMBER A PHOTO OF THAT KANSAS CITY ENGINE IN GEM WAY BACK IN THE 60s OR EARLY 70s IF MY 56 YEAR OLD BRAIN IS RIGHT? DB.
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There is even a grease monkey special Eagle there, maybe it will come with a bucket of grease for the grease cups?
T'is a dull and dreary collection that doesn't have at least one (or more) Eagle tractors - the pride of Appleton and Waterloo! If you need grease, it looks like there might be a pail or 2 of good ol' cup grease around there somewhere?
An excellent selection of pictures Jim, thanks for sharing them. There can't be too many places like that left with good, rare tractors in "project" or field style condition. You just have to love it!
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As said before, thanks to the old gent for taking the time to collect up such a wonderful group of iron. He must have been the kind of man we would all have gotten along with well, too bad he is gone before that could have been accomplished.
Thanks for the pics, good to see there are still some sitting in the weeds to discover, one great experience of this hobby that may someday be only stories under the threshing tent for later collectors to imagine.
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Seeing the pics. of this Mans collection makes me wonder how many more people still have a good selection of toys hidden out on an old yard site? I just hope that some people dont try to buy out the toys before a sale. My thanks to Jim for posting the pics, I am impressed with what there is.
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That fellow had fine taste. Tractors, engines, spark plugs, and lanterns. I see at least 3 C.T. Ham lanterns (including one of the big headlamps), and I think a LARGE Steam Gauge and Lantern Co. tubular platform lantern.
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Colin or anyone else,
Tell me about the front end on the Case steam engine?
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Sure is a strange looking front axle/steering arrangement!

And what is with the tube coming down from the steam dome and into the side of the fire box and back up to the cylinder area? Is it some kind of superheater?

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This will be a phenomenal auction. Let us hope that the auctioneers, caretakers, etc have excellent security so items don't "grow feet and walk away" as they did at Rynda's.

Thank you for not revealing the location or name. That is a treasure trove of history that needs to be properly disbursed.

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Its to bad there hasnt been as much effort to preserve the stories of the early collectors as there's been for the artifacts. This man was one of the few founding collectors who stayed in the shadows his whole life, he collected because he liked to, and he had very fine taste. I hope those that new him, in time, can share some stories of who he was, and possibly some of the history of the collection. Its strange how so much effort always goes into preserving machinery and collectibles, and more often than not,how little effort goes into preserving the stories of the people who had and used them. A very fine collection , and I'm sure a very fine collector.
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Looks like the auctioneer will have have his hands full getting everything out and organized for this one.
Hmmmmmm........I wonder if they'll need some help.......
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