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Posted June 28, 2015 - 01:29 PM

I have no idea where to put these but knew I had to share them with the GTT family. 

Yesterday I attended the Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Assn. show in Adrian, MO.

 

These harvestors were all for sale by an elderly gentleman that said his father built them. 

 

I can't imagine selling such heirloom pieces but I suppose the mighty dollar had something to do with that very tough decision.  The machines were far more beautiful than the pictures show.  Parked under a tree the lighting makes it hard to see the detail.  All but one had an engine to operate and they are about the size of a pedal tractor. 

ENJOY!

 

combine 1.jpg ,combine 8.jpg ,combine 7.jpg ,combine 3.jpg ,combine 4.jpg ,combine 2.jpg

 

This one sold during the show.  Its the only one that was unloaded and I got to see it driven around. 

 

combine 5.jpg ,combine 6.jpg

 


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Posted June 28, 2015 - 01:56 PM

Those belong in a museum!


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Posted June 28, 2015 - 06:21 PM

Never understand why people sell some of the things that they do. Seems as they are more interested in a dollar than memories. Found a old Bible at a flea market Tuesday and inside it where it was given to a lady in 1939 for a birthday gift with her name and her husbands name in it. I've spent most of the day looking for a relative to try and return it to with no luck.

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Posted June 28, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Those are so neat!

Are they functional?

I have seen miniature hay balers functioning!



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Posted June 28, 2015 - 10:00 PM

They ran and propelled themselves but don't have the ability to cut and thresh. 


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Posted June 28, 2015 - 10:19 PM

Sure wish I could have had a coupler of hours to visit with the builder. Must have been a very talented person. Thanks for posting the photos. 

 

As an after thought, not everyone has had a close relationship with one or both of their parents and the children are not always to blame. This might figure into the sale. 


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Posted June 28, 2015 - 11:08 PM

The guy may not have had any offspring to hand these down to.   ???

I figured it was a hard enough decision for him to sell and  I didn't ask anything personal.   He was very gracious in sharing information about the models.  I was set up just a couple spots away from him and there was never a time when he didn't have an audience.

He did tell me these were copys of the real machines they used on the farm when he was growing up.  When his dad retired from farming and moved to town,  he started building these just for something to do.  The silver pull type is modeled after a Baldwin combine and the man talked of playing on the real machine when he was a small child. 


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Posted June 29, 2015 - 02:30 AM

Those were neat machines. Thanks for sharing them with us!


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 05:47 PM

Such amazing work on these small scale machines, thanks for saving and posting them Kris! At least the seller had enough concern for preserving them that he took them to this show! It could be elderly care bills, no where to keep them, or any number of reasons why they had to be sold out of the family but they have gone to a great home! So much stuff from the greater generations before us goes to scrap or the dump anymore.

 

Wish I had more time to post on other topics, but I just had to sit for a few minutes after work before running the MF12 out into some rough mowing that may have finally dried up enough to get into!

 

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