Not much chance it was from a Corn binder, as it is up in Western Canada, and it's hard to get corn finished up here. Frost nearly always wins.
Re, the IHC logo;
After the merger, wouldn't machinery carry the IHC stamp, even if the original name continued to be used?
I have a Deering Giant mower, (New Ideal) made I gather between 1906 and 1912, but it has the IHC logo on it as well.
Thanks for the input!