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'round the pot-bellied stove / Funny what you find.....
« on: September 06, 2008, 06:31:14 PM »
in the walls of an old house. Dad wants to put a window in on the original portion of the house. He had told me before being a house it was a corn crib...way back when. I don't know about being a corn crib but btween the uprights laying at there bottom there was plenty of  old empty barley hulls...or some type grain anyway. So I do surmise it was used to store grain....thats sort of strange enough for me and my generation.

While doing a little digging in the grain I found an old Esslinger Beer can.....
 Parti Esslinger Quiz can.  Yes on the can there's facts you can share with your drinking buddies....

a few on the can....
Orthodontist - dental specialist
Jim Thorpe died- 1953
Jack Westland-oldest golfer (47 yrs.) win U.S. amateur champ.1952
Worlds larges Bible weighs 1/2 ton
21987 quadruples when inverted (87912)
Army undefeated 32 consec. ft. ball games(1944-47)
Worlds 1st auto race France 1894
Al Reach 1st salaried baseball player
Eugene McPherson rode bike across U.S. 20 days 4hrs. 29 mins-1949
Epee is dueling sword

Are a few facts from this 12 ounce..Keglined can. On the bottom on the can there is a Maryland tax seal....so I guess it was legal to be in the state:)


'round the pot-bellied stove / A few pulling pics
« on: July 21, 2008, 10:19:11 PM »
Here's a few pulling pics from friday night at our County fair. I was busy with my sled during the anique pull on saturday to get any picture but I'll show what I do have of the pull and tractor show

'round the pot-bellied stove / went hog wild with the camera
« on: July 14, 2008, 09:46:45 PM »
And so I figured I'd put the pics up here....here's a few of my toys

1st pic is my 80 industrial

2nd is one of my 70's with the widefrontend

3rd is my pulling sled...I know it don't look like much but it'll stop 'em atleast up to 65, sometimes 7500 if the tracks right...people tell me my sled is mean but I think its more the sled operator whos mean....hmmmm

4th is my big trailer, all self contained notice the motor underneath behind the toolbox. Its hooked to a cylinder as well so the motor and hyd. oil tank slide in and out for easy fueling and servicing.

5th is my 28-44 thresherman special, solid cast front and rear wheels

7th of course we need a thresher for the 28-44. Its an Oliver I think one of the last built. Probably WWII era, as its made from galvanized steel but has been painted over. During that time there was a restriction on how much galvanized was allowed to be used....Oliver had the stuff stockpiled and used it, just painted it so nobody could tell. A good selling point to farmers....the story I've been told anyway

and finally number 8 is my little Oliver sprayer, cute little devil aint it


'round the pot-bellied stove / New toy(I think-hope)
« on: May 09, 2008, 10:01:52 PM »
I have on the hook an Oliver 70 grader. I was told by somebody who knows somebody who has one for sale. The price is right and I said I'll take it but thats as far as we've gotten. I haven't reeled it in yet. Like I say "It aint mine till its mine"

I must have a soft spot for 70's as it seems they almost dominate my collection. Almost every shape, size and axle configuration. If there's one that looks a little different from what I already have, I'm prone to buy it.  I also have a soft spot for attachments. Whether it be pickers, planters, cultivators or as with the 70 grader, an attachments that will turn a common tractor into something entirely different.

So I guess you can tell I'm pretty excited to just hear there's one not far and for sale. Now I just hope here in the near future it'll be residing in my shed.


'round the pot-bellied stove / Tool Descriptions And Uses
« on: April 15, 2008, 09:07:06 AM »

A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted book case which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.
Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, "Oh sh--...."
Normally used for spinning pop rivets in their holes until you die of old age
A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.
Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.
An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.
One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.
Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.
Heavy duty leather gloves used to prolong the conduction of intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.
Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.
A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.
HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the
ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.
Used for levering an automobile upward off of a trapped hydraulic jack handle.
A tool ten times harder than any known drill bit that snaps neatly off in bolt holes thereby ending any possible future use.
A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.
A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.
A very large pry bar that inexplicably has an accurately machined screwdriver tip on the end opposite the handle.
See hacksaw.
Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.
A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws.
A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.
A tool used to make hoses too short.
Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.
Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.
Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling "DAMMIT" at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.

I thought this was worth a laugh


'round the pot-bellied stove / Wall Street Journal
« on: April 10, 2008, 09:34:28 PM »
It was a bit of a surprise to open up the WSJ and find old iron.


'round the pot-bellied stove / More tractors
« on: April 05, 2008, 10:06:50 PM »
I brought home two more tractors today, both will be parted. One is an oliver 77. While most everthing on it is gone it still has the brass throttle, brake links and clutch pedal. Those make it unique and are very much worth saving to put onto another tractor.

    The 70 I brought home really isn't fancy. Just a common rowcrop but I'm certain to find some salvagable parts on it. Honestly I hadn't looked at it very closely.

      Also I had room for an Oliver 109 plow on the trailer. Its a shame so much had been robbed off of it. The steel wheels and tail wheel on it are perfect and just what I need for my other 109. I believe between the two of them I'll be able to build a nice one.

So had anybody else played with rust this weekend?


'round the pot-bellied stove / Shady Maple
« on: April 04, 2008, 09:08:44 PM »
Well its been a couple years since Beilers Sale has been moved. So far I haven't seen any of the old ATIS faces at the new locationl Beiler's was an era that came to an end, only memories left.

     Tonight I took a trip down memory lane and ate at Shady Maple (all you can eat). Everything there was the same, excellent food and nice atmosphere. But Oh how I miss the nights eating there after the sale and talking tractors or about the newest rust we'll be taking home at the ATIS table. Dave Cesan, his father and all the others who came to Beiler's often only to grab a meal at Shady Maple I was thinking of you.

     While I missed Shady Maple and the old Beiler's sale. I'm certain Shady Maple doesn't miss the Beilers mud we used to drag into their dining room.:eek:

Danny Tabor

Forum Technical Help / Picture gallery
« on: March 23, 2008, 09:37:17 PM »
I know theres a pic gallery on the ATIS website but for some reason they don't come out with my computer. I was wondering if there was a way to have an ATIS members picture gallery on this forum.

Danny Tabor

'round the pot-bellied stove / I'll quit lurking if you will
« on: March 22, 2008, 11:22:15 PM »
After my getting off the mail list, a few weeks later I rejoined but stayed silent. This new forum is so nice I have to speak up and compliment Spencer. I'd like to see more threads, more involvement. So I'll run my mouth a little....

     Despite spending most of today doing taxes:confused: it turned out to be a good tractor afternoon.  I spent much of the afternoon getting tractors I've let accumulate at my neighbors junkyard out of the bushes. Most are in the open and tomorrow I'll start trailering them home.

Most will be parted out and put on shelves. A couple though, I'm thinking real strongly on getting running. one of them is an Oliver 70. Its single front wheel and spindle was robbed from it long before I got it but I have one to put on it. Whats really unusual about it is the extra long axle housings and strange pads on them. Of course its a vegetable tractor, came out of Jersey, and has extra long axles as well.

Another one I'm planning on getting going is an oliver 25. which really is an early Industrial 70. I'd thought about making it an Airport 25 but really don't have enough information about them or if their serial number plates marked them as airports. The serial # on the plate I have is 400025 which tells me its  the 25th tractor off the assembly line. The 4 indicates that its an industrial. Its an early tractor so I better do it right!

I drug home from the junkyard an Ann Arbor haypress. Its stuck but I don't think it'll take much to free it. What sheet metal they have is shot. Not really a big deal.....after everythings home I'll dig into it a little more.

Now the project I've been spending the past few days on is an Oliver 77 standard. Just a little while ago I got her running, on either anyway. Now I need to head off to the store and get some high $$$ copper tubing and fittings to make the fuel line. Oh yea and a sediment bowl. I think she'll run just fine on gas. After that I need to look into the steering cause it DON'T! and the gear shifter needs some attention. Nothing major I'm sure. After that I can start looking for the less important pieces its missing drawbar, side curtains etc.

I'll talk about the Oliver 70 wide front I got running again after being mad at it for 5 years. Turned out to be a simple fix....but I'll talk about that later. I've hopefully said enough to make other fingers fondle the keys a while  :)

Danny Tabor

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