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The collection includes more than 12 million pages or items dating from to Digitized documents include serial number lists, production reports for tractors, trucks and engines, “The Harvester World” magazine, advertising catalogs, White Farmall Demonstrator Tractor advertising and historical publications created by International Harvester employees. All items are searchable by keyword. The International Harvester Paint Committee and Product Identification Committee Decisions contain information on the original color schemes, decals, and naming of hundreds of agricultural implements and other products manufactured by the company between and The collections also include administrative correspondence, financial records, reports, interviews, notes and subject files of the McCormick Biographical Association, the Nettie Fowler McCormick Biographical Association and the Reaper Centennial Celebration. The McCormick Family Papers contain correspondence, diaries, genealogies, financial and legal records, landscape and architectural plans, medical reports, photographs, scrapbooks, and subject files documenting their personal lives, business, philanthropic and political activities, estates, investments and travel. Records of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company include advertising literature, catalogs, correspondence, financial records, legal and patent records, minutes of stockholder and board of directors meetings, payroll records, exhibit catalogs and photographs. Among other topics, these records trace the development of agricultural mechanization and the evolution of the modern business corporation.

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The location offers easy access from the main A90 Dundee to Aberdeen trunk route and there is plenty of local accommodation. Fifteen vintage and classic tractors will be entered as well as a large range of vintage ploughs, hay making and cultivation equipment. There will also be a considerable quantity of plough metal including Massey Harris and Ransome parts.

Other spares and workshop and estate maintenance equipment is also up for auction. This tractor is fully restored and is an excellent runner and carries the serial number Three flambeau red tractors feature with the first being a model D which George uses for ploughing.

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History[ edit ] The Nebraska tractor testing law had its roots from when Wilmot Crozier, a farmer and legislator from Osceola in Polk County, bought a Ford tractor. Not made by Henry Ford Co. The advertisements claimed it could pull three plows at once. Crozier could only get it to pull one. He took it back to the dealership and demanded they take it back, but they told him, “You own it, you keep it”. They did eventually give him a Rumely H tractor The advertisements claimed it could pull three plows at once; Crozier got it to pull five.

Wilmot Crozier and State Senator Charles Warner decided to ensure that all farmers would get a fair deal when buying any model of tractor sold in Nebraska. At the same time, the legislature established a facility for tractor testing on the east campus of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln to ensure that tractor manufacturers met their advertised claims of the tractors performance.

The Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory is known around the world as the first test lab in the world. And it is the leader in tractor testing and is still the only one of its kind in the world.

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Oct 17,  · Interests: F,H,G,D,D,,MX, NH (versatile), ,Massey Posted October 12, Had an old IH dealer tell me once that for the letter series, the cast date code is month, day and the letter at the end stands for year when you add it’s number in the alphabet to

Extensive chrology of the evolution of the McCormick brand from to the present. The collection includes over twelve million pages or items dating from to URL: Because McCormick was concerned with quality, he was an innovator. Even today, more than years later, farming machinery for cutting wheat is similar to what he invented back in the s.

McCormick invented and manufactured the reaper, it may have actually been his father’s genius as a simple inventor that led to the family’s riches and renown. Presented by the University of Virginia Department of Astronomy. McCormick, industrialist and zealous Presbyterian layman, played a key role in moving the Seminary to his city. Numerous photos of the reaper evolution.

He had faith in his product. He was willing to sell on a small cash payment. He felt absolutely confident that the product sold would, as a result of its merits, yield a return that would provide for the future payments. A speech made by the Honorable E.

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The seat and steering is still offset to the right like the Model A. I have a Farmall B for sale, starts and runs nice, needs some work, brakes are weak, and there is minor damage to radiator cowling and hood. Will deliver for a price About to start working on my B Farmall.

By , the Farmall F had served International Harvester loyally, but underneath the glitzy red paint that the company began applying to its tractors two years prior, was a design dating back to the original battleship gray Farmall.

If the experience of our family is any clue, the Farmall H seems to occupy a unique position in the history of tractor-powered farming. However, following the war, and especially into the s, they seem to have been very quickly replaced by tractors which could handle three-bottom plows and four-row cultivators. Production figures seem to support this conclusion, indicating that production of the H fell off after The Farmall H was introduced in and, although the tractor continued in production through and into , it seems to have served as the primary tractor on a lot of farms for only the very short period of time from to After this time the H was relegated to a secondary role on the farm.

The primary role was taken by three-plow tractors, like the Farmall M. The F had a reputation for bulkiness, awkwardness and being hard to handle. Because the M was thought to be the successor to the F , sales of the M were not all that they could have been in the early years of production.

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Light pitting R Wrench mounted on the tool box that has the N’s. STAR – – 6. Light pitting, crack in letter “T” R Light pitting, painted R

Farmall Tractor Serial Numbers. Here are the serial numbers for all of the Farmall Letter Series Tractors. Farmall Super M. Prefix Letters: F-SM.

Here, an Advance Rumely hp steam-engine tractor was certainly a formidable piece of equipment, but not very practical. The sound is very impressive. What sold me on my first old farmstead weren’t so much the overgrown fields begging to produce again, the sucker-filled but still-bearing fruit trees, or the antique stone house and barn The tractor was a gorgeous little Farmall “A,” its paint shiny bright red, original decals intact, the huge lugged tires barely worn, and the muffler just rusted enough to look serious.

Lined up behind it along the back of the barn were a stake-bed trailer on an old Ford axle, an antique snow plow, a single-bottom land plow, a 3-gang disc harrow, a fertilizing corn drill, and a sickle-bar mower with a wooden crank arm — all of them in perfect condition. And in the toolbox in the footwell of the tractor was the original owner’s manual The “A” had a new-looking Exide battery under the seat, plus a generator and starter motor, but I was all eager to try the crank.

I checked oil and water, turned the valve under the gas tank on, turned the rotary ignition switch off, advanced the lever-and-quadrant hand throttle to the middle notch, pulled up on the choke nob, put the lovely long shift lever into neutral, and — hands shaking like a kid with a new tricycle — poked the crank into the hole under the grille in front. I grasped the crankhandle palm open so’s not to break a thumb or worse if she backfired — something that can happen if you forget to retard spark on an old engine that gets its ignition charge from a manual timing-adjusted magneto.

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The storing of forage in a silo to cure into ensilage became popular in the United States in the s. To mechanize that process, the stationary silo filler was invented. Silo fillers started out as complicated machines which chopped bundles of green corn plants and piled the chopped corn into stacks to be elevated into silos.

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Origin hypotheses[ edit ] A traditional hunter-gatherer society in Wyoming, Scholars have developed a number of hypotheses to explain the historical origins of agriculture. Studies of the transition from hunter-gatherer to agricultural societies indicate an antecedent period of intensification and increasing sedentism ; examples are the Natufian culture in southwest Asia, and the Early Chinese Neolithic in China. Current models indicate that wild stands that had been harvested previously started to be planted, but were not immediately domesticated.

An abundance of readily storable wild grains and pulses enabled hunter-gatherers in some areas to form the first settled villages at this time. List of food origins Sumerian harvester’s sickle, 3, BC, made from baked clay Early people began altering communities of flora and fauna for their own benefit through means such as fire-stick farming and forest gardening very early.

An example is the semi-tough rachis and larger seeds of cereals from just after the Younger Dryas about 9, BC in the early Holocene in the Levant region of the Fertile Crescent. Monophyletic characteristics were attained without any human intervention, implying that apparent domestication of the cereal rachis could have occurred quite naturally.

Similar ploughs were used throughout antiquity.

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The company’s roots lie in the farm equipment developed by Cyrus McCormick, which morphed in the early s into International Harvester when McCormick’s son merged his father’s business with other agricultural machinery manufacturers. Along with agriculture implements and, later, the iconic, Raymond Loewy-designed Farmall tractor, International Harvester got into the truck business, producing a diverse range of medium- and heavy-duty work vehicles.

They also built light-duty pickup trucks from the early s and the Travelall wagon from the s. When the Jeep’s no-nonsense, all-terrain utility stuck a chord with post-war ranchers, fire departments, utility companies and others whose professions didn’t necessarily include paved roads, International Harvester took notice and developed the Scout. Like vintage Ford Broncos and early Chevy Blazers, Scouts are growing in popularity with enthusiasts and collectors.

They’re much more affordable than muscle cars of the same era, while offering distinction that’s sure to be noticed at a car show or cruise event.

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The tractor in the foreground is a W A real workhorse, the Cub was ideal for small acreage farms and served as a second tractor on many. Photo by Larry Scheckel A sure sign that farming was changing: Photo by Larry Scheckel A Litchfield manure spreader. The hill country of southwest Wisconsin also offers some old iron treasures. Don, his mother and two brothers, moved there from Somonauk, Illinois, in Don purchased a acre farm. Five years later, he married his wife, Dolores. They are the parents of a son and two daughters.

Starting with an F In , Don tackled his first tractor restoration: Don took the head off, removed the spark plugs, dumped a bunch of penetrating oil in, let it set for a few days and then started pounding. A visitor set the controls and sure enough, with half a turn, the Model H model popped to life. The Model H was produced from to ; 58, were built.

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An index of the several hundred vintage vehicle photographs featured on the site. Master index of the vintage motoring gallery. The vintage transport photos in this section of the site are now spread over 18 pages.

This site is for anyone interested in International Harvester’s Farmall Htractors. It contains general information about the H as well as sources of restoration parts and information. It contains general information about the H as well as sources of restoration parts and information.

Farmall Tractors – McCormick International Harvester Collection These early internal combustion engine tractors were very popular and manufactured by the International Harvester company. Fordson tractors, from Henry Ford the automobile manufacturer, competed with Farmall tractors. Where to See Antique Tractors Some museums solely display antique tractors, while others show them as part of antique farm equipment exhibits. Additional Resources Farm Collector Magazine has information about antique tractors Gas Engine Magazine is for old gas tractors and stationary engines Items Related to Antique Tractors Are Collectible Information about tractor parts, operating manuals, and restoring antique tractors can be found at many websites and forums.

There are also antique tractor and farm machinery magazines and an increasing number of books on the early history of tractor companies. Items such as cast-iron tractor seats and sale brochures about steam engines are collectable. Beginning in the early s, tractor companies hired toy manufacturers to produce replicas of their tractors. These cast-iron models, created when mining iron ore was common, can be valuable too.

Collecting Antique Tractors as a Hobby Antique tractors remind people of a simpler time. While not everyone can collect and display full size tractors, most people enjoy looking at them and learning about their history.

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Re: dating farmall H without serial numbers in reply to K Wassell, Chassis serial and engine serial don’t match, but they may be close. Best way is to look at the casting codes in the form of 1*8*J, or month*day*year.

C-Farmall Well, I have worked on it some this week, and am proud to say she wears a new coat of paint. I had to fix a couple dents and make some brackets for the nose piece. I bought it with the sheet metal next to it and didn’t really pay much attention then, but when I started to put the nose on the holes didn’t line up. The nose fits and looks fine till you stoop down and look in the hand crank hole and see that it doesn’t line up with the crankshaft.

I have the decals , muffler, and seat cover on order from Valu-bilt, should be here next week, and I picked up the steel for the 3PH this morning. I looked at it real good and the 3PH is going to be simple to build. I’m going to make it bolt on so it can be removed if need be, so I can paint it seperately. I looked at it good and it doesn’t have a water pump. The brake and clutch pedals are cast and have a slight curve, not much, and the brake housing is stamped, not cast.

I will post some pics of the new paint in a day or so and will update on the 3PH as soon as I start on it. I’ll keep a list of the cost of the material for the 3PH in case anyone wants to do one sometime, it will be considerally cheaper than any aftermarket ones I’ve seen.

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