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Photo's from a Bygone Era

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2 years 3 months ago #234668 by Old Magnet
Hi seyser.
Sure appreciate you posting those great pictures. Amazing clarity for such old pictures. Are you having to enhance the pictures to get them to come out that well?
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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #234669 by seyser
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Hi OM, Thanks for the feedback! I have to crop most of them and magnify others as they are coming from a few different sources. Photos, brochures, internet, etc... there are some that just don’t show well so I haven’t posted them. Many have quite amazing clarity for a photo that was taken 75+ years ago. That credit goes to the photographer and his camera!
-Jeremy
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2 years 3 months ago #234670 by seyser
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2 years 3 months ago #234672 by Deas Plant.
Hi, Folks.
A best Sixty pulling a Russell grader with a heavy scarifier.



just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
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2 years 3 months ago #234676 by seyser
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2-5-36
U.S. Forest Service, Mr. Darell Garet.
Caterpillar Fifty equipped with LaPlant-Choate bulldozer clearing snow from the logging road and skidding logs for the C.C.C. camp near Leavenworth, Washington.
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2 years 3 months ago #234678 by seyser
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This is an original movie publicity photo from Earthworm Tractors, a 1936 American film directed by Ray Enright, starring Joe E. Brown and June Travis, with Guy Kibbee, Dick Foran, and Carol Hughes.
 
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2 years 3 months ago #234680 by bursitis
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look at the casting on the radiator?? i wonder if there is some cooperation from the earthworm tractor corp to make this??? be interesting the history of this particular tractor.

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2 years 3 months ago #234681 by Deas Plant.
Hi, Bursitis.
On the RD8 radiator, the Caterpillar lettering is raised from the casting but it is not set on a raised pad like the Earthworm lettering. I suspect that all they did was make a pad that covered the original Caterpillar lettering with the Earthworm lettering on the pad.

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

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2 years 3 months ago #234684 by biggastractor
Many thanks to all who have posted these Bygone Era pictures. I bet I'm not the only one that really looks forward to seeing them. Please keep finding more!!
Biggastractor

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2 years 3 months ago #234685 by seyser
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March 1942
Washington, D.C.
Construction of temporary war emergency buildings on the Mall, near 16th and 17th Streets, N.W. Le Tourneau earth mover and Caterpillar tractor being used to move the top soil from the building site. 
 
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