J. I. Case Collectors' Annual Summer Show


| January/February 1993


20070 State Route 119 Maplewood, Ohio 45340

The J. I. Case Collector's Association Summer Show and Convention was held at the Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor Show at Portland, Indiana, August 27 through 30th, 1992. This is the largest show east of the Mississippi that I have ever attended. Gas engines are displayed by the thousands, and tractors by the hundreds. It seemed that every parts dealer and jobber in the country were there displaying their items for sale. Also there were many dealers with machine sales brochures, parts books, operator manuals, plus a huge flea market with fine antique furniture and related items and many crafts displays for the ladies' enjoyment.

This being the 150th year for the J.I. Case Company, Case machinery was featured. The Case display was overwhelming, with credit going to D. A. 'Buzz' Nealeigh and Paul Klingel, both of whom spent many hours and miles hauling the heavier units to the show. There were 12 Case steam engines, four Case cars, over 100 Case tractors, and many pieces of related implements. Models of steam engines, 20-40 tractors, a cross motor tractor, 1200 Case tractor and threshing machines were also on display. There were Emerson Brantingham, Rock Island and Heider, which are all related to Case by buyouts over the years.

Some of the outstanding pieces were: a steam engine built before 1900; a 30-60 tractor hauled in from Rollag, Minnesota for this show; a CC high crop tractor; a CC with electric starter; an RC with adjustable wide front end; an SC-4 and a DC high crop tractor just to mention a few.



The show started on Thursday, which was a cloudy day. By early afternoon it began to rain and, after over an inch of rain came down, you can imagine what kind of shape the parking lot and grounds were in. Despite the rain, the crowds were large all three days. The tent at the Case display was always bustling with activity and 150 years of Case memorabilia was selling very well.

Friday afternoon the sun was shining and the grounds began to dry out a little.














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