Back before Thanksgiving Scrivet and I had the chance to buy the H owned by our grandfather and his brothers on their combined farm operations. It was a war model 1941 bought new by grandpa n brothers.
Grandpa and brothers split farms and he and dad kept the H in the trading. Around 1968 my dad had driven the H to highway to pick me up off school bus and it caught fire due to battery wire shortin to sediment bowl bail. It was parked in the old hog lot as salvage till 1977 when we sold out farm and moved to town.
John Puckett AKA John*.?-!.*cub owners father Edgar bought it for parts. Johns Uncle Bob moved back to area in late 70s and needed a tractor for his place.
They used the burnt H and another donor salvage tractor they found and rebuilt Johns Uncle Bob a H outa the two. The rearends tranny clutch housing back are Grandpas H new block radiator and front pedastel off donor . Funny thing is at Johns dads farm sale i bought all his H parts and got all the extras back.
I had told Uncle Bob if he ever decided to sell the H i would like a shot at buying it. So from 1941 thru 1977 Higginbothams owned it then 1977 thru 2010 Pucketts owned it now its back on part of the old farm i still own . Guess its a second family owner tractor
I even found the original loader dad had on it and bought it several years ago to put on another H i have and now Dads H wears it again. I know its not like havin a complete all parts original tractor but settin in the seat dad n grandpa rode pushin the pedals they did and shiftin the steel knob shifter their hands did kinda connects me to grandpa i never knew.
we just call it DADS H with pride. Now Scrivet n I have 4 tractors on 46 acres 2 H'sand 2 cubs. Hes always got one of his lil side saddle sissy tractors out n and hes always laughing at my overgrown tricycles playin tractor and watchin me lean over to see where im drivin