Paul E. Carlson of Busti, New York, died March 4, 1984, one day
before his 72nd birthday.
One of his first purchases was a 1937 Allis-Chalmers Model U,
with which he did his own farming and extensive custom work. This
was his only tractor until 1959 and his main tractor until
He purchased his brother’s Allis-Chalmers All Crop
Harvester, the first combine in the area and one of three Model
60’s and 6’s that he successively owned. In the 1950’s
he developed the standing cut method of harvesting birds foot
In the mid 1970’s he began collecting small gas engines and
joined the Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association. He
owned half a dozen engines and had demonstrated log hewing at
Submitted by Norman Carlson, R.D. #4, Box 463, Jamestown, N.Y.
A. J. ‘Jack’ Smith of Little Falls, Minnesota, passed
away April 16, 1984, of cancer.
He was a John Deere dealer for many years and collected tractors
and engines. He also farmed for many years. In July of 1977 he sold
his collection of antiques at auction.
Jack also had a machine shop at home and was a conscientious
machinist. He knew more about ‘old iron’ than most of us
will ever know.
Submitted by Mrs. Henry Simons, 665 North Third Street,
Carrington, North Dakota 58421.