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#4480289 - 08/05/17 09:54 PM Western Illinois Threshers Inc. 50th Annual Show
Triton_330 Offline


Registered: 12/24/13
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Loc: Illinois, USA
Yesterday, my father and I went to see the Western Illinois Threshers Inc. 50th Annual Show in Hamilton, IL. There were many old tractors, a couple oil pull threshers, some garden tractors, some automobiles, and a few Mack trucks. This website describes it more in depth: http://www.westernillinoisthreshers.org/

Here is an oil pull thresher/tractor (being used to turn the belt for a sawmill that is outside of the picture).



If you want to look at a plethora of pictures of old tractors, download this .zip file I uploaded here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uywtb77pdpzzwjw/Threshers%20at%20Hamilton%20IL%208-4-17.zip

(The link might take some time to load, just be patient).

Click to reveal..
Note: Both my father and I took photos with our own cameras. I wound up taking more photos, but didn't realize until after the fact that my camera lens was causing some minor distortion (blurriness) on the left 10% of the photo (due to deterioration of the polarized film or something on the lens's glass), but it's barely noticeable and doesn't ruin the photos at all, as the photos are 90% pristine and everything that's needs to be in focus is totally fine. Just a little bit of stuff on the very left of the pictures might be a bit blurry is all. My father's camera didn't have this problem, so his photos are all 100% fine, though he did take less than I did. Anyway, it's not a big deal.
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#4480314 - 08/05/17 10:36 PM Re: Western Illinois Threshers Inc. 50th Annual Show [Re: Triton_330]
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Originally Posted By: Triton_330

Here is an oil pull thresher/tractor (being used to turn the belt for a sawmill that is outside of the picture).


No.....

that is an Advance Rumely steam tractor.

The Rumely "Oil Pull" used an internal combustion engine.

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#4480332 - 08/05/17 11:04 PM Re: Western Illinois Threshers Inc. 50th Annual Show [Re: Triton_330]
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Oh shoot, you're right. There ARE oil pulls in the pictures, and because I had been looking at them, I accidentally wrote the wrong info about it. Sorry. Did you download and enjoy the pics?
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#4480641 - 08/06/17 10:25 AM Re: Western Illinois Threshers Inc. 50th Annual Show [Re: Triton_330]
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Love the old stuff. So glad I don't have to work them though. Modern world much nicer smile
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#4480668 - 08/06/17 10:56 AM Re: Western Illinois Threshers Inc. 50th Annual Show [Re: Triton_330]
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Thanks for taking the effort to zip and upload those pics.

I am enjoying them
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#4480802 - 08/06/17 01:13 PM Re: Western Illinois Threshers Inc. 50th Annual Show [Re: simple_gifts]
Triton_330 Offline


Registered: 12/24/13
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Loc: Illinois, USA
Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
Love the old stuff. So glad I don't have to work them though. Modern world much nicer smile

No kidding. It would take a toll on your back and neck to have to drive one of those everyday.

Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
Thanks for taking the effort to zip and upload those pics.

I am enjoying them

You're welcome! I had a lot of fun and definitely wanted to share the pictures with everyone here on BITOG. My father really wants one of those Ford 8N tractors, with the light grey body and red chassis. Of course I thought the maroon-ish/burgundy-ish red Ford looked fantastic. It was sleek and elegant without looking hoity-toity or gaudy.
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#4481347 - 08/06/17 10:39 PM Re: Western Illinois Threshers Inc. 50th Annual Show [Re: Triton_330]
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Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: Triton_330
No kidding. It would take a toll on your back and neck to have to drive one of those everyday.

My maternal grandfather, a WWI veteran, so that gives you the time period, never had an internal combustion engine on the farm for his entire life. He retired in the 1960s, and did everything with horses. They'd do the threshing parties, of course, but he hung onto the old ways for a very, very long time. wink
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#4481371 - 08/06/17 11:13 PM Re: Western Illinois Threshers Inc. 50th Annual Show [Re: Garak]
Triton_330 Offline


Registered: 12/24/13
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Loc: Illinois, USA
Originally Posted By: Garak
My maternal grandfather, a WWI veteran, so that gives you the time period, never had an internal combustion engine on the farm for his entire life. He retired in the 1960s, and did everything with horses. They'd do the threshing parties, of course, but he hung onto the old ways for a very, very long time. wink

Glad to see you saw my photos, Garak. smile

I bet he cared greatly for his horses, too. Bonds between farmers and animals are usually pretty strong.

We don't have a farm "per se," but we do have 6 acres of property out of town. My mother has 2 horses (Zip and Sangelina) and a miniature donkey (Isabella). She rides the horses, and the donkey is just for good company (and to ward off coyotes and such). We don't use them for work, as we have a late 90s/early 00s Cub Cadet 7205.
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#4481397 - 08/07/17 12:41 AM Re: Western Illinois Threshers Inc. 50th Annual Show [Re: Triton_330]
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I don't know how he did it for so long. My paternal grandfather was older still, but moved onto internal combustion engines decades earlier.

He did everything with the horses, and never drove a car in his life. He used horses in WWI to tow artillery pieces. He farmed with horses. He took horses to town and to church. My paternal grandfather used them when he had to, but moved on as time and technology permitted.

When my dad took over his dad's farm, he moved towards mostly crops, so that the only animals around by the time I came around were the birds, and I don't mean chickens, either, just the wild ones. wink
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#4481861 - 08/07/17 02:16 PM Re: Western Illinois Threshers Inc. 50th Annual Show [Re: Garak]
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Registered: 12/24/13
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Loc: Illinois, USA
Originally Posted By: Garak
I don't know how he did it for so long. My paternal grandfather was older still, but moved onto internal combustion engines decades earlier.

He did everything with the horses, and never drove a car in his life. He used horses in WWI to tow artillery pieces. He farmed with horses. He took horses to town and to church. My paternal grandfather used them when he had to, but moved on as time and technology permitted.

When my dad took over his dad's farm, he moved towards mostly crops, so that the only animals around by the time I came around were the birds, and I don't mean chickens, either, just the wild ones. wink

Yeah, some people stick hard to tradition, while others adapt to new ways. My maternal grandfather (who I never met, as he died a year before I was born) - who was a coal miner, rather than a farmer - used to put leaded gas in cars that were supposed to run unleaded.
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#4483280 - 08/09/17 03:23 AM Re: Western Illinois Threshers Inc. 50th Annual Show [Re: Triton_330]
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Yikes. Tradition can sometimes be a hard habit to break. wink
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#4489032 - 08/15/17 08:11 AM Re: Western Illinois Threshers Inc. 50th Annual Show [Re: Triton_330]
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Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 3947
Loc: Ohio
Video montage of event
That event is great, the above is a video demonstration of running some of those classic engines. Nice and quiet!
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