McCormick No. 101 Self-Propelled Combine Still Working
New York family puts classic McCormick No. 101 self-propelled combine to work on Greece, N.Y. farm
The Ryan family's No. 101 (right side view) is clad in its original paint and decals.
Dr. Gerald F. Ryan is a cardiologist in Rochester, N.Y. He was raised on a dairy farm in Saranac, N.Y., and was a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He and his sons – Mark, Joe and Kevin – work hundreds of acres, specializing in sweet corn for sale at local markets and their roadside stand. "Doc" Ryan also is an avid collector of IHC farm toys and memorabilia.
More than 40 years after it was manufactured, this combine continues to earn its keep on the Ryan farm in Greece, N.Y.