Business Celebrates by Restoring Tractors


| November/December 1984


87 Old S. Salem Road, Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

To celebrate our 80th year in the florist and nursery business, my brother John and I decided to restore our tractors. Since we operate on a slightly restricted cash flow (as a polite banker would say), only one tractor was purchased new in 1949. What a big day that was! The rest were given to us or purchased second hand.

All the tractors are used regularly in our business except for the two McCormick Deerings. I'm on the 1923 McCormick Deering, as you all remember, it starts on gas and then runs on kerosene and water. Glen Baxter is on the 1937 0-12fewer than 2500 of this model were made.

The '41 Ford has a homemade welder on it from a World War II airplane generator. Jeff Shaw is on the '48 Ford which has a Henery back hoe on it. My son Seph is on the '51 Ford we purchased with 575 hours on the hour meter.

The '61 Ford is our newest model. Deiter Segmuller is our photographer.

I enjoy reading GEM as not too many people in our non-farming community relate well to someone who likes to wear grubby clothes and watch wheels go around. How many of you good ole boys have a 13 year old dog that runs to the rear of the barn with you to help start the 15-30? Maybe he senses the excitement of the occasion.






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