Just thought I would put in my part on the cover photo of the January 2007 Farm Collector. I grew up farming in Pendleton, Ore. I started working around the old IH Model 51 in 1941. I drove various Caterpillars pulling a Model 51 until 1957.
I built the scale Model 51 shown here from memory. The Harvester is made of tin and the late 1920s Cat Model Sixty is made of oak.
- Dick D. Bowman
Unit 11, 1652 Wiltsey Road S.E.
Salem, OR 97306