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John Deere No. 1 Sheller


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Old 01-08-2017, 01:56:18 AM
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Hello All, I know I'm new around here but I hope some of you might be able to help me out. I spotted what I think to be a John Deere No. 1 sheller today at a local guys shop. When I asked him how much he wanted for it he said $250. Hopefully if I can attach the pictures you can take a look. It seems to be only missing a belt.

Is $250 a fair price for this? I'm in Georgia so I don't think there are too many of these in the southeast, at least I don't see them much. If I were to buy it I would have intentions of restoring it. Any help or advice y'all could give would be great.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:06:48 AM
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Default Re: John Deere No. 1 Sheller

20 years ago a sheller like the one you show would have been priced 3 to 4 hundred dollars at shows around my area in north Alabama . Higher at antique shops. I have one like the one you are looking at l gave less than 2 for it along time ago at estate auction. I haven't seen a sheller this style up for sale at shows that I attend , in several years. I see a lot of the all metal shelters for sale both lh and Jd . Price range around $150.00, condition not so good. It really comes down to how bad do you want the sheller and can you get your money back if you should decide to sell. I would say the price is in the medium range.
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Thank you for your reply Lonnie Grissom. This gives me a little more comfort knowing he has it priced in the medium range.

I had try to do some research of the No. 1 and I haven't been able to find too much information other than the parts catalogue. I guess they just aren't as popular as the 1A and 1B.
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Thank you for your reply Lonnie Grissom. This gives me a little more comfort knowing he has it priced in the medium range.

I had try to do some research of the No. 1 and I haven't been able to find too much information other than the parts catalogue. I guess they just aren't as popular as the 1A and 1B.

Probably not as common. Try this link. Some parts are available on Ebay.

http://www.farmcollector.com/equipme...-zm0z13novzbea
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It all depends who is after it.I would say being that it is still in ORIGINAL condition $250 - $300 US maybe more
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It all depends who is after it.I would say being that it is still in ORIGINAL condition $250 - $300 US maybe more
Thank you all for your replies. The longer I sit thinking about it the more I lean towards making him an offer on it.

I have to agree with you Casertactor, I was impressed it was all there and in original condition. It looked like someone had sprayed a clear coat on all the bare metal parts in hopes to preserve the patina. If I were to pick it up this weekend I would have to decide whether it would be a full restoration project or keep as it is.

Looks like I might have an excuse to grow some corn now.
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I don't own a JD sheller but that one seems to be in pretty good original shape. In my neck of the woods I would expect to pay 150 ish. 250 seems a bit high, but I'm cheap.
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Worth it. It is a 1915 only model year sheller with an export casting.
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Worth it. It is a 1915 only model year sheller with an export casting.
Thanks for the info Tim. What is the give away that this was made in 1915? The best I could date it was around 1915-1924.

Also when you say export casting, do you mean it was meant for sale outside of the US? Thanks in advance!
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The spoked flywheel was only used in 15'. Also the wood should say patent pending under John Deere. Another casting I could check is the infeed casting. Give me the no. And I'll tell you if it's a 15' part. I believe there is 3 15' exclusive castings plus the flywheel. All the 15's I see up here have the export casting. Actually all the no. 1s from my area do perhaps they didn't make it to Canada. I'd say it's worth what's he wants maybe a bit high. These are pretty common even with the export casting. But less common than a 1A or 1B. Get a No. 2 or 2A with an export casting and come talk to me lol.

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For parts contact the user "Dutch" I believe he's on vacation though right now. He should have everything but yours looks really complete. Check for cracks on the bearing casting and hand crank.
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The spoked flywheel was only used in 15'. Also the wood should say patent pending under John Deere. Another casting I could check is the infeed casting. Give me the no. And I'll tell you if it's a 15' part. I believe there is 3 15' exclusive castings plus the flywheel. All the 15's I see up here have the export casting. Actually all the no. 1s from my area do perhaps they didn't make it to Canada. I'd say it's worth what's he wants maybe a bit high. These are pretty common even with the export casting. But less common than a 1A or 1B. Get a No. 2 or 2A with an export casting and come talk to me lol.

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For parts contact the user "Dutch" I believe he's on vacation though right now. He should have everything but yours looks really complete. Check for cracks on the bearing casting and hand crank.
That's pretty interesting. So I just picked it up this afternoon from the guy. The infeed casting has part number 4554-C. Your right, the side does say patent pending.

I'm fairly impressed with this one. Seems to have all the parts except the belt, which is an easy fix. No visible cracks in any of the castings either. Someone had sprayed a lacquer or something on all the bare metal parts along with black paint in some areas. If it wasn't for that I wouldn't change a thing on it. I'm now left with the decision on whether to do a restoration or not. It would be a fun project.

I guess I can ask all of you. Would a restoration on a piece like this bring down the value at all?
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Tim, this flywheel was used on the #1 from 1915 to 1923. Part #4554C was used from 1917 to 1920.
Sambo if you would like a PDF file of the parts manual please PM me.
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