My Roller


| February/March 1993



Tractor

4814 Delematre Road Monroeville, Ohio 44847

The sign it carried through several parade routes this past summer read 'Old and Slow, But It Still Goes.'

While at the 1991 Marion Steam and Gas Show in Marion, Ohio, several of us were talking of an older fellow in Savannah, Ohio, who had at least 50 old tractors sitting in the weeds. I was told he sold out of just about everything but I had to confirm it for myself. Two days later my wife and I ventured over to this man's house. He was a very friendly gentleman who took ill and decided to sell out.

My timing was just right, as this was the last big piece he had left. After several hours of talking, he decided he would sell it to us, and the next week we were winching it on the trailer!

After spending the winter of '91 stripping, sandblasting, overhauling and other numerous tasks, we got it done for its debut at the 1992 Red Power Roundup in Marion, Ohio.

Special thanks to Bill Keller at Komatsu-Dresser Corporation for the reprints of sales literature and parts books. The official name of this unit as stated in the sales flyer is as follows: International Motor Roller Manufactured by the Gallon Iron Works and Manufacturing Company, Galion, Ohio U. S. A. (which is printed in seven inch letters on the side tarps).