4-7216-C Box 268 R.D. #2 Delta, Ohio 43515
The Model 38 Caterpillar combine pictured here also has the Holt
name on it. I believe the machine was built around 1930 as it is
equipped with a small Cat 10 tractor engine. The engine is not the
same as the D-10 Cat diesel tractor produced today.
Very few of these machines still exist. I have heard of some in
the western United States and I have seen pictures taken of the
Hidrick brothers collection in California.
In late July 1983, we took the machine to the field and found it
to be in good working order. It operated well, doing a good job of
cutting and thrashing and cleanly separating the grain.
This machine will be on display at the 40th annual National
Threshers Reunion in Wauseon, Ohio, in late June. The combine is
quite rare, and I know of only one other show that currently