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The Combine Story

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08-15-2012 19:09:20

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For years we heard that our family had the first combine in the area, but didn't have any more info about it. In 2010 we took a family vacation to Wisconsin and of course we went to Racine. We stopped by the Racine Heritage Museum and looked at old case photos and stuff. A lady came over and asked if we were looking for anything, and so my dad asked if she could find anything about our family's dealership. She went and started looking at files and stuff on her computer. We didn't expect to find anything but a few minutes later she asked if the dealership was near Lime City Ohio, and we said yes and she said that she found something. The lady went back to where they stored all the records and stuff and came out with 'The Case Eagle' magazine from 1930 and put it on the table with this page open. As you can imagine we were very excited! We always wondered if this was a picture of the combine that we heard stories about, and now we are pretty sure that it is. My greatgrandfather is in the wagon moving grain and my greatgrandmother and her daughter are on the combine. I forgot to mention in my last post that I have looked at this forum for a few years now, and my dad and I have solved some of our tractor problems by reading some of the posts here, it's very helpful and fun to look at all the pictures people post. PS: more pics of our Case equipment being used and hopefully some pics from the 40's and 50's including a few dealer pics coming soon. Enjoy for now!
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This post was edited by Drew970 at 19:25:24 08/15/12 2 times.

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08-16-2012 16:14:47

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 Re: The Combine Story in reply to Drew970, 08-15-2012 19:09:20  
Hi Drew,
Great story and pics. from the past. Our family has been involved with Case for years also. My granddad became a sub dealer in 1922. My dad became an official CASE Dealer in 1931. My wife and I wer forced to close our CaseIH dealership in 1986, because of pressure from the "new company" to build a new facility, more to their new standards.
As I posted before, keep the comentary and pics. coming.

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Michael Beeker

08-16-2012 14:47:38

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 Re: The Combine Story in reply to Drew970, 08-15-2012 19:09:20  
Hey Drew, I met you and your Dad at SCRAP a few years ago. Did you happen to purchase the DC there.? If so, it was one of my Dad's tractors that we had to sell after he passed away. What I really wrote for was my father took me for many years to the Henry Bros. CASE store on CR. of 163 and 280. He talked of Glenn (possibly your Grandfather) and Dallas (your Uncle I think) as being the most honest and trustworhty people he knew. I dealt with them myself, and am proud to have known them, as we bought only CASE equipment from them until they closed. We sorely missed them, they treated everyone with respect and dignity, not something we experienced once we started trading with the IH/Case boys. Sorry to ramble on, but the days of the independent dealer are gone and missed. Thanks, Mike

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08-16-2012 18:17:29

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 Re: The Combine Story in reply to Michael Beeker, 08-16-2012 14:47:38  
Michael - Thanks for the kind words. I am Drew's dad John; Dallas was my father and Glen was my dad's cousin (their fathers were the "Henry Bros." who started the dealership). We did not buy the DC at SCRAP, but did buy the VAC in the picture at a SCRAP auction. I have fond memories of running around the store on RT 163, especially looking at all the parts manuals and the parts bins. Thanks again for the nice memories.

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Case Nutty 1660

08-16-2012 05:44:13

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 Re: The Combine Story in reply to Drew970, 08-15-2012 19:09:20  
I agree GREAT story and the pics are a great bonus also thanks for sharing cnt

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08-16-2012 05:11:03

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 Re: The Combine Story in reply to Drew970, 08-15-2012 19:09:20  
Drew 970
My dad and would by parts from and equipment from there Genoa store. Was always great to go back and see the new tractors.
Jerry from Oak Harbor.

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08-16-2012 05:52:50

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 Re: The Combine Story in reply to vac400, 08-16-2012 05:11:03  
Thats pretty cool! My dad said he was only at the Genoa store a few times when he was a kid. Did you go to the S.C.R.A.P show last year?

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08-16-2012 08:14:08

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 Re: The Combine Story in reply to Drew970, 08-16-2012 05:52:50  
Drew yes I was there with a 1937 cc case on iron, an my dads Case Vac.

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08-15-2012 21:19:34

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 Re: The Combine Story in reply to Drew970, 08-15-2012 19:09:20  
Very interesting, the pics and printed materials are always appreciated. Us CASE lovers just soak this kind of stuff up. Thanks, Rod.

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