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Ken Lucas of 1529 Ravenswood Dr., Columbus, IN 47201 completely rebuilt this 1950 IHC 'H'. Lucas increased the horsepower by 7, completely sandblasted, primed and gave this tractor three coats of paint and a sealer.
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This engine, built by Melvin Long of Harbor Beach, cost about a total of ten dollars to build. Flywheels, crankshaft and piston are from old B&S engines. Cylinder sleeve is from a hydraulic cylinder. Long lives at 540 Bartlett, Harbor Beach, MI 48441.
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Katie Marie Stocker at age 6 mos. on one of her dad's riding tractors. Katie's dad is Tommy Stocker, and her granddad is William Stocker of Danville, KY.
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This unusual photo was submitted by Glenn S. Fredrikson of 432 So. Extension, Mesa, AZ 85202. Larry Stafford of Mesa, AZ took the picture in a cotton field at Buckeye, Arizona. Larry is a past president of the Arizona Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Assoc
Glenn S. Fredrikson
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Rich Howard of Hysham, MT 59038 read with interest about the Birdsell in the October issue of GEM. Here is a picture of his, a 1916 or 1917, completely restored. The feeder and wind stacker are extra equipment. Rich has the original advertising flyer and
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1951 McCormick W-4 tractor which runs as good as it looks according to owner Mike Popp of 2730 Oakhurst Lane, Franksville, WI 53126.
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Norm Stuckey, 4777 Upper Valley Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45424 sends this picture of his rather rare 1940 Minneapolis Moline GTS, which he recently restored. It has several features of the older Twin City tractor.
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Harold B. Detwiler submitted this picture of Santa traveling in Trappe, Pa., where Detwiler resides at 229 W. 7th Ave., 19426. The John Deere's are: A-R 1936 #251556, BB 1936 #325283 and A 1936 #411227.
Harold B. Detwiler
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Bob Carr of 14754 You Bet Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95945 made chains for the big rear tires of his 1947 Farmall Cub which now serves nicely on snowplow duty. Bob lives in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains at 3,000 feet.