IHC Collectors at Adams County

| June/July 1996

Box 4 Ursa, Illinois 62376

The 1995 seventh annual show of Adams County Olde Tyme Association, was held with the Adams County Fair at Mendon, Illinois Fair grounds.

The show featured IHC tractors, trucks, engines and equipment. We were very fortunate to have the IHC Collectors of Illinois, Chapter #10 come to the show this year. We want to thank Chapter #10 for their participation with their red tractors, trucks, scouts and equipment. It all helped make the show a big success with 104 tractors in all, five trucks, two scouts, 18 engines and a parade. We raffled off an IHC H tractor the club members re stored, also an Amish-made quilt and a new Ford pedal tractor.

New this year was an IHC high hop per one row, pull-type, 1932 corn picker, a forerunner of a #10 model. It is owned by Pat Ince from Frankford, Missouri. Also new to our building on the grounds was a 42 feet x 48 feet pin barn. The job of dismantling a barn and putting it back up is a big task. Marking the beams with a nail pattern was the key to success. With about 20 club members and the help of two cranes, the job still took us two years to complete. Three more barns were taken down for the extra lumber to change it to a bank barn. The first year the foundation, post, 14' beams and floor joists were placed. Last year the good barn was erected. We changed it to a bank barn for more storage for wagons, baler and extra lumber.

We wish to thank all of the club members and non-members who helped. Also new this year was a new tram wagon built by club members Max Dickhut and his sons and grandsons. (Thanks, guys!)

Other attractions were threshing, baling, two saw mills sawing, corn grinding, blacksmiths, antique tractor pull, human tractor pull, tractor backing up to an egg contest, craft demonstration, room displays, print shop and car show. Our ham and bean dinner for the exhibitors was cooked by a steam engine.