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In those pictures of the big N&S 35-70, you see both the first version and the last. The early unit used the channel iron frame, they only used that set up a short time as it would flex too much and bend and eventually fail. The second one at Rollag is the last version with a much heavier frame. Along with other improvements, but it's primitive design was no longer wanted by the customers.
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Some more neat old pictures..A couple of 12 bottom plows at work and wouldnt we all love to own the tractors ahead of them..And then to have the Mogul following them with the drills..
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The bottom picture sure is an interesting one..Thats quite a tall and top heavy load..This place parted out tractors from 1939 to 1952..I wonder if the big Minneapolis survived??? Is that an International or L Mack road tractor or something else?????
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The rules and police weren't so anti truck back then. I love those pictures, especially the open prairie scenes. Here in the small hill farm country you can only dream of those wide open spaces. That pic of the small N&S tractor looks like it might be a more recent as if at a tractor show in the early 50?
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Nice picture of Irving's Tractor Lug in Galesburg. It brings back memories.
Irving's Tractor Lug is the oldest junk or salvage yard in Illinois. The Galesburg office was the headquarters of Irving's chain. The Galesburg headquarters was later called Galesburg Tractor Lug in the 1950s. That owner was also a gun collector and he had a panel truck with many old guns fastened to the outside with "U" bolts for display. The store in Fargo North Dakota was called Surplus Tractor Parts in 1970. There were stores in other locations such as Portal ND, Nebraska and maybe Canada as shown on their period catalog. Irving's had their own brand name on products, including gasket cement.
Our farm is near the Galesburg headquarters and we bought tractor and car parts there in the 1950s.
After I bought my first 16-30 H Oilpulls in 1967, I toured the grounds thoroughly and I found a treasure trove of tractors and parts there. There was a new owner converting the place to car parts and getting rid of the tractor parts. There were lots of Oilpull parts. I bought some and made a deal whereby I got 10% of sales of tractor parts from buyers who I located. Dave Shearns was the buyer who bought many Oilpull parts. There were piles of iron and steel 15 to 20 feet high and 50 to 100 feet long with everything imaginable from old tractors. There were shelves of new parts as pistons, rings, gaskets, valves, valve guides, radiator cores, magnetos, gears etc. I remember seeing Hart Parr 18-36 new radiator cores, 18-36 and 12-24 and 22-44 used engines laying around. I bought many parts books and piston rings, valves and guides, head gaskets and, finally magnetos after he put them on the iron pile and dropped the price to $5 each. I resold 20-40 G Oilpull head gaskets for less than $10 each. The gaskets were cataloged using Victor numbers with the digits reversed.
Later a local person bought a lot of new parts as valves, guides etc.

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In 1966 I bought a pair of F-20 rear steel wheels there for $20 + $10 for delivery to the farm there to use clearing thorny brush in the pasture.
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Here's a couple of pages of an Irving catalogue from 1945. Just an amazing amount of stuff. They had a branch at Portal, ND for the convenience of Canadian customers. The name on the mailing tag, Fred Main, was one of our local threshermen. He had Eagle and Rumely tractors.
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Surplus Tractor Parts in Fargo has been gone a long time but I do remember it. I never had a chance to rummage around. A few years ago a friend of mine had an auto hobby shop in a part of one of the buildings.
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