JEROME INCREASE CASE ARRIVES IN STYLE


| March/April 1990

  • Jim Ashford and Helen Case Brigham

  • Case #25 portable

  • 45 HP Case
    Wayne Strandt of Bonner Springs, KS fired up this homemade model of a 45 HP Case.
  • Case steam engine

  • Case

    Atteberrys
  • Case touring car
    Gary Brott, Akron, CO drives his 1915 30 Case touring car with passengers Lester Pierce, Don Messig and Kenneth Kelley.
  • Case Eagle

  • 18 HP portable

    Chady & Pat Atteberry
  • Case


  • Jim Ashford and Helen Case Brigham
  • Case #25 portable
  • 45 HP Case
  • Case steam engine
  • Case
  • Case touring car
  • Case Eagle
  • 18 HP portable
  • Case

Co-Chairman, Communications International J. I. Case Heritage Foundation 204 East Melbourne Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20901

A three-day happening, which will probably live in the memories of the participants organizers, exhibitors and attendees for as long as they live, ushered Jerome Increase Case into the National Agricultural Hall of Fame on October 20-22,1989.

It was the culmination of an effort by the International J. I. Case Heritage Foundation and the J. I. Case Company working in cooperation with the Ag-Hall of Fame that had its genesis with a quietly offered suggestion by L. Don Kabrey of Overland Park, Kansas, during the first Case Heritage Expo in the spring of 1987 at Pawnee, Oklahoma. At Expo #1, he said maybe the time was overdue for J. I. Case to be nominated and inducted into the Hall of Fame.

'The Ag-Hall of Fame? Where's that? I didn't know there was one,' some replied.



'Bonner Springs, Kansas, and Deere and McCormick are already in there,' Don replied. 'Old J. I. deserves to be there with them.' All who heard him agreed, and there was work to be done.'

Especially responsive on behalf of the then-new Case Heritage Foundation was Secretary-Treasurer Helen Case Brigham, a great-granddaughter of J. I. Case, who visited the Ag-Hall of Fame a few months later and prepared a detailed portfolio in support of her great-granddad's nomination.