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Anyone recognize this running gear?

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I need some help to identify this running gear. The hub on the rim says Stahmer. I don’t know if the color is correct.

Tom Grenawalt,

10118 W. St. Rd. 213,

Beloit, WI 53511; phone (608) 289-8552; email: Tgrenawalt@gmail.com

Can anyone help with details on Fleury piece?

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I purchased this machine on a virtual auction without knowing what I was buying and was surprised at how big it was when I came to pick it up. It is such a beautiful piece just to look at and a lot more interesting since I have read Bruce Fleury's article on Joseph Fleury's short life in Farm Collector (March 2003). Unfortunately, except for one front plank, I have no idea what parts are missing or how this machine was operated and when it was built.

I am sending you these pictures, hoping that a reader can help me identify this magnificent machine still standing on its original legs after 100 years (I believe). On top of one of the legs, 2135 is stamped; on the side of the machine, SG4 is stamped. Any help will be appreciated.

Jean-Marc Charlebois, Gatineau, Quebec;

charleboisjm@outlook.com

Could this Toy be a Field Marshall?

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Your article on the Field Marshall tractor (Farm Collector, June 2020) got me thinking about a toy model I got at an estate sale several years ago. It is like the Field Marshall in lots of ways, but different. There are no markings of any kind on the model. It is 9 inches long and 4-1/2 tall at the hood. Is this an actual tractor model? If so, what brand?

Don Loyd, Fort Worth, Texas; email: donloyd@woodrosecompany.com

Editor’s note: What do you toy collectors say? Could this be a Field Marshall?


Send letters to: Farm Collector Editorial, 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609 • fax: (785) 274-4385 • email: editor@farmcollector.com • online at: www.farmcollector.com

Looking for Barn Finds

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Enclosed are photos of recent “barn finds,” a Champion combined mower and reaper built by Warder, Bushnell & Glessner & Co. in Springfield, Ohio, and a wood-frame hay rake/tedder. Any information from readers would be helpful.

Bob and Sharon Wood,

9185 Co. Rd. JJ, Mt. Hope,

WI 53816;

phone: (608) 988-4600


Send letters to: Farm Collector Editorial, 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609 • fax: (785) 274-4385 • email: editor@farmcollector.com • online at: www.farmcollector.com

Looking for leads on early horse-drawn grader?

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This unique, early horse- or mule-drawn grader has been loaned to the Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum. The one-piece circular blade can be positioned (using two levers) to move material left or right or carry it straight ahead. The two levers are cast with the name J.D. Adams, Indianapolis, Ind. We’d like to learn more about this unit. Anyone with information is asked to contact me.

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Thanks!

David Ruark,

dnruark@wildblue.net


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Do You Recognize This Brush Hog Rotary Mower?

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I recently bought a brush hog rotary mower produced by an unknown manufacturer. I am including photos in the hope that someone can identify it. Looks to be green or maybe red. The gearbox is marked Warner, Auburn, Ind. There is no model number on it. John Deere shows similar models, but none with a Warner gearbox dating to the 1950s.

M.E. Ashbaugh, 1206 CR 2782,

Clark, MO 65243; phone (708) 217-5068;

email: mike.ashbaugh@yahoo.com







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