Colin,Dad 1st got the information/ #'s to get these pictures from Clarance Young back in the early 70s.
he also knew that Smoliks had talked to Charles Noble back in the 40s when they were looking for a 110. but these ones were gone so he pointed them to a few others that he knew of around Saskatchewan and Alberta. there was at least 3 late 110s wrecked around Star City Saskatchewan. one of them ran our 44" thresher when they traded of the original 08 engine that came from it. Smoliks got the cream of the engines up there. then between Young, Norman Pross and another guy in manitoba they got it all cleaned up.
Both Reeves there were 32 double simple canadian specials.
one of the years they started in July or August and plowed till freeze up and got 17000 Acres done! Dad remembers when he was about 8 years old he went with his dad and uncle to the theatre in town to see a couple movies about farming on the prairies and there was a string of engines plowing and hes pretty sure it was at Noblefords! he also remembers the 3 Averys going by themselves.
That movie really got dad hooked at a young age
I keep looking at this picture, after learning more about the story I wonder if this is a picture of success or grief? Could it be a pic of Nobles equipment assets after the bank forclosed? There's no order to how things are parked, nor much pride in showing off a huge impressive bunch of property, just a bunch of randomly dragged in stuff . Two of the 110's look like they might have been towed in together. It's not even set up well for an auction and you couldn't move any of it without moving a bunch of stuff first. Deffinatly doesn't look like a well oiled successful farming operation. Looks to me more like a bunch of siezed assets waiting to be sorted out and liquidated.Attached is an image of 8 steam traction engines. Also in the image is what looks like an E-B 20 tractor. Only to have seen it all on this day!