The things you find while surfing the internet

Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:10 pm

Spent a great day working in the barn and the barnyard and decided to call it quits. After dinner I punched in different phrases in google and found this.

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My Uncle Art, Dad's brother, owned Harrison Farm Equipment from sometime in the 40's until the early to 70's. His name is at the bottom as the salesman. Naturally, Dad bought all his equipment from Art.

Just thought somebody would be interested in seeing what the "H" sold for back then. Phone numbers sure have changed since then.
Last edited by Barnyard on Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:34 am, edited 1 time in total.

Re: The things you find while surfing the internet

Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:39 pm

That is pretty neat. Times sure have changed, price wise that is!! Thanks for posting.

Re: The things you find while surfing the internet

Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:36 pm

So roughly a $900, give or take a few, between a $500+ Cub and the H. Very cool to see.

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Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:30 am

Wow!!!! Thanks for sharing!!! A pair of fenders for under$20.00???? :shock: :shock: :shock: I paid $1500.00 for my H with a bush hog.Kevin

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Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:19 am

That's pretty neat! I was 6 days old when that transaction took place. My dad bought a new H and M along about that time. I doubt the H was quite that well equipped (I don't remember fenders or fancy seat) but the M came equipped with a mounted picker. It seems cheap now but in those days, that was a lot of money.

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Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:00 am

did a calculation of the cost of the tractor from then to now. 1948 to 2010
little over $17K todays rate
$1.00 = $9.23 with inflation
I don't think you could get a tractor for that today
or that for the H
Nice
Phil

Re: The things you find while surfing the internet

Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:22 am

Gary Dotson wrote:That's pretty neat! I was 6 days old when that transaction took place. It seems cheap now but in those days, that was a lot of money.


Interesting, I was 9 days old, and yes, in 1948 dollars, that was a BIG investment :!: :shock:
(As evidenced by Phil's calculation above)

Re: The things you find while surfing the internet

Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:26 am

Bill E Bob wrote:
Gary Dotson wrote:That's pretty neat! I was 6 days old when that transaction took place. It seems cheap now but in those days, that was a lot of money.


Interesting, I was 9 days old, and yes, in 1948 dollars, that was a BIG investment :!: :shock:
(As evidenced by Phil's calculation above)


I was 22 days old :shock:

Re: The things you find while surfing the internet

Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:38 am

That's really nice. :D
I like the add on's
wheel weights for $28.25, calcium added fro $8

Re: The things you find while surfing the internet

Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:12 pm

Pretty cool finding a piece of family history like that.

Just think of the excitement at the Kerr farm when it arrived. I wonder if they were the hide it in the barn so nobody knows we purchased a new tractor or let's show it off to all of the neighbors kind of people?

Roy Kimpel and his brother Sam were the local IH dealers in town. I remember before Roy passed he went to an auction and bought the first H they had sold. It had originally been sold to their father.

Good Stuff,

Doug

Re: The things you find while surfing the internet

Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:23 pm

According to the forum where I found this, it is a photo of a copy of the original. The H supposedly was traded in a couple years ago to a Ford dealer near here by the second owner and Mr Kerr bought it back. I am going to see where Mr Kerr lives and hopefully talk to him and ask for a copy of the reciept. He has to be in his eighties by now and he may be able to give some insight to more info about my Dad and Uncle.

Re: The things you find while surfing the internet

Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:10 pm

grumpy wrote:
Bill E Bob wrote:
Gary Dotson wrote:That's pretty neat! I was 6 days old when that transaction took place. It seems cheap now but in those days, that was a lot of money.


Interesting, I was 9 days old, and yes, in 1948 dollars, that was a BIG investment :!: :shock:
(As evidenced by Phil's calculation above)


I was 22 days old :shock:


I was 25 days old then. Bob

Re: The things you find while surfing the internet

Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:10 pm

Bill, that's reall neat. Glad you found it. :D :D

I'm going to start digging for any sales documents for my grandpa's H parked in our barn.

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Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:14 am

Gee, I was born 13years 10 months after that was sold. :mrgreen:

Dale

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Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:40 am

Nice piece of History.