"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Holtzer-Cabot, July 04, 2016, 10:47:42 PM
Quote from: 19and41 on July 05, 2016, 09:49:24 PMMighty nice collection! Welcome and good luck! (Show us your Radios in the off topic section. )
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on July 06, 2016, 07:48:28 PMWhile 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!
Quote from: Holtzer-Cabot on July 05, 2016, 09:56:43 PMThanks! And I will! It sure is something that i'm only fourteen and I have all this stuff and know what it is!
Quote from: 19and41 on July 06, 2016, 08:04:57 PMI 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.
Quote from: Holtzer-Cabot on July 06, 2016, 08:01:03 PMNo 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!
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on July 06, 2016, 08:31:29 PMAnything 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.
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on July 06, 2016, 10:08:08 PMFor 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! )