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Old 09-15-2017, 02:24:05 PM
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Is this a Mountville sheller? If not what kind is it and thanks for the help. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-16-2017, 06:06:33 PM
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A. Buch & Sons, Elizabethtown, PA
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Should the metal plate have the name stamped in it or smooth like in the picture? Does this look original? Thank
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Did A. Buch & Sons build these for some one else as well? The one I have is identical with the wooden fingers and the same discharge trough but has the remains of green paint on the main body if I recall correctly.
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Should the metal plate have the name stamped in it or smooth like in the picture? Does this look original? Thank
All the Buch's I've seen have no name cast on the metal plate. Some Mountville's have the name cast on the plate and some the top cover is all wood. Mountville's use a different system (pitman arm) to operate the shaker.
There's a number of companies that made similar shellers. Buch and Mountville are the most common. There's also Keystone, Farquhar, Hench & Dromgold, Dellinger and others. One thing that's different between the companies is the shape of the finials.

My opinion is the whole sheller has all been repainted. Hand crank doesn't look original either.

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Did A. Buch & Sons build these for some one else as well? The one I have is identical with the wooden fingers and the same discharge trough but has the remains of green paint on the main body if I recall correctly.
Massey Harris made this style of sheller also. Or had it made for them? Only have seen one MH and it was green. Could explain the green on yours?
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Thanks Chuck. I sure appreciate your help.
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Chuck-just remembered to look at sheller last night. Main body is faded green with red on the upright posts and narrow green edge on each corner of those posts. Pin striping is in black and very fine. Name on one side says _ERR___ Co.( could be "H" or "M" at the start) and then below it says Toledo Ohio. On one end it says No. 20. The grate to allow the kernels to drop down in the discharge trough has rectangular holes with the ends rounded slightly. Any thoughts on who made have made it? Tia.
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It would say The Merrell Co., Toledo, Ohio. They were jobbers not manufacturers. Had a 2-hole with the Merrell name on it. It was green and made by The Keystone Farm Machine Works, York, Pa.
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Thanks Chuck-I really appreciate knowing more about this sheller. Is the manufacturer the same company that was later part of International Harvester?
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Different Keystone. IHC acquired Keystone Mfg Co., Rock Falls, ill.
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