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Offline Holtzer-Cabot

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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2016, 07:00:58 PM »
Here is the other black 500, from 1961.
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Re: Hello to CRPF!
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2016, 07:11:32 PM »
And finally, here is my 1903 Stromberg-Carlson candlestick with oak ringer box! I hope you all enjoyed looking at my collection!!
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Re: Hello to CRPF!
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2016, 09:49:24 PM »
Mighty nice collection!  Welcome and good luck!  (Show us your Radios in the off topic section. :D)
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2016, 09:56:43 PM »
Mighty nice collection!  Welcome and good luck!  (Show us your Radios in the off topic section. :D)
Thanks! And I will! It sure is something that i'm only fourteen and I have all this stuff and know what it is!
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Re: Hello to CRPF!
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2016, 07:48:28 PM »
While we're on the subject of tractors, my Dad has a 1950 8N. He bought it restored 18 years ago, and it has worked extremely well mowing, snow plowing, burying cable, powering a wood splitter, etc, ever since. For a 66-year-old tractor, it sure doesn't want to quit!
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Re: Hello to CRPF!
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2016, 08:01:03 PM »
While we're on the subject of tractors, my Dad has a 1950 8N. He bought it restored 18 years ago, and it has worked extremely well mowing, snow plowing, burying cable, powering a wood splitter, etc, ever since. For a 66-year-old tractor, it sure doesn't want to quit!
No it doesn't! These old tractors and telephones and basically anything else from the period were built to last! My neighbor has a 9N. I was driving it and it still works great! Fires right up!
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Re: Hello to CRPF!
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2016, 08:04:57 PM »
Thanks! And I will! It sure is something that i'm only fourteen and I have all this stuff and know what it is!

I too had the knowledge of the old things when I was very young.  One has to learn the delicate art of tact when discussing things with the older folks.  I used to get them provoked when they found I already knew their bits of acquired knowledge. :)  I then learned to let them teach me the things they wanted to share with me.  It does my heart good to see a youngster keeping the older technologies alive. 

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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2016, 08:06:56 PM »
I too had the knowledge of the old things when I was very young.  One has to learn the delicate art of tact when discussing things with the older folks.  I used to get them provoked when they found I already knew their bits of acquired knowledge. :)  I then learned to let them teach me the things they wanted to share with me.  It does my heart good to see a youngster keeping the older technologies alive.
Yeah! And I will always keep it alive and well! And that's how it works with me too when I'm talking to the older folks. :)
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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2016, 08:31:29 PM »
No it doesn't! These old tractors and telephones and basically anything else from the period were built to last! My neighbor has a 9N. I was driving it and it still works great! Fires right up!
Anything built to last and built as simple as possible will last forever. Phones are a great example.

My family partially owns some land in southwestern Wisconsin. Out there, in a garage, is a 9N that I've fallen in love with! It hasn't run for 30 years, I haven't even seen it in 2 years, but I think it would be really cool to get restored. Apparently they were a little less simplistic than the 8N (harder to maintain) but I wouldn't care. I love the Dark Gray paint scheme and skinnier tires.
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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2016, 08:59:05 PM »
Anything built to last and built as simple as possible will last forever. Phones are a great example.

My family partially owns some land in southwestern Wisconsin. Out there, in a garage, is a 9N that I've fallen in love with! It hasn't run for 30 years, I haven't even seen it in 2 years, but I think it would be really cool to get restored. Apparently they were a little less simplistic than the 8N (harder to maintain) but I wouldn't care. I love the Dark Gray paint scheme and skinnier tires.
Exactly! And I do too! :) My neighbor owns a Morton barn next to my house, full of old tractors! I do live on a partial farm area. He told me once that there used to be a W.E. 500 installed there, but it has since been removed. There is tons of old electrical equipment and tractors and stuff in there! :)
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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2016, 10:08:08 PM »
For posterity (if anyone else cares about our Tractor Talk) here's an example of an early 9N. I like the aluminum grilles. Very stately.

(I don't consider this thread hijacking, just breaking in a new member! ;) )
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Re: Hello to CRPF!
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2016, 10:09:53 PM »
For posterity (if anyone else cares about our Tractor Talk) here's an example of a 9N.

(I don't consider this thread hijacking, just breaking in a new member! ;) )
Nice example of a 9N! :)
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