| May/June 1972

1929-2 cylinder Hart-Parr

Courtesy of Percy L. Dezotell, 254 Elma Avenue, N. E., Salem, Oregon 97301.

Percy L. Dezotell

254 Elma Avenue, N. E., Salem, Oregon 97301.

(A former farm boy brought up on a Saskatchewan farm)

1929-2 cylinder Hart-Parr 12-24 owned and restored by Percy.

I have a miniature farm display that I made by hand, showing how we farmed during 1920 to 1930.

My father and I farmed quite big in the 1920s. Most farms were a half section, but we farmed around one and a half sections, mostly with horses until 1920 when we purchased a 10-20 Titan to do the heavy work. In those days he and I did a lot of spring plowing and the Titan was used all year round for the spring field work and the summer fallowing. The Titan was hitched to a binder during harvest and on the belt for threshing. Dad custom threshed, so it had quite a work-out and in the winter he did custom feed chopping.

1934-4 cylinder Hart-Parr 28-44 owned and restored by Percy. 12 x 24 in background.