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Old 04-03-2020, 10:23 PM   #1
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Thought you would enjoy this picture made earlier today. The background is my friend's Meadows sawmill, flat belt driven with his M Farmall. Hope this takes some of you back to fond memories of an earlier time, a momentary break from the world's current woes. Enjoy
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:31 PM   #2
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Very ingenious on your part! Regards
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You absolutely nailed it! This is a wonderful photo with or without current woes.
Thank you.
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Looks great! But the tires have more tread that i'd expect for for 1940. There's only 3 give-aways that it might not be an old picture.
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Interesting. One imagines that in 1940 that view/scene was open fields.

Dad used to bring us as kids "over the meadow and through the woods" cutting diagonally in the backwoods of Bridgewater, MA from his childhood home to that of his grandparents. Perhaps half a mile as the crow flies. Dad still knew the path from the landmarks.

"This we called the cowpond" he said. Small pond perhaps 100 feet surrounded by woods. "Dad how did the cows get to the pond by this narrow path?"

"They didn't - most came across the open field - all which you see has grown up since I was a kid."

I marveled.

Now having pictures of when my house in NH was built almost 40 years ago - and comparing it to now I can see how it might happen.

We recently took down a good sized tree - got perhaps almost a cord of wood out of it for the woodshed. I counted 34 rings. It was not even a tree when the house was built.

Nature DOES want it all back. And it will get it EVENTUALLY.

For us for now it is just a "loan."

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That is a nice picture and you are right, distraction from current times.


I took this last weekend when I needed a break from the house.
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Looks great! But the tires have more tread that i'd expect for for 1940. There's only 3 give-aways that it might not be an old picture.
OK "smarty pants" what are the three give-aways?
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-The jet plane in the background
-The critter cam on the tree
-The cell phone on the log
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Great set up, reminds me of my childhood.
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From a couple of years ago.
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Thought you would enjoy this picture made earlier today. The background is my friend's Meadows sawmill, flat belt driven with his M Farmall. Hope this takes some of you back to fond memories of an earlier time, a momentary break from the world's current woes. Enjoy

Does the M have steel wheels or is it on rubber?
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Old 04-04-2020, 02:35 PM   #12
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Great pic but the truck needs a load of fresh-sawn lumber in the bed.
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:42 AM   #13
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M is on rubber, but the WC Allis Chalmers has one of each on the rear!
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Interesting. One imagines that in 1940 that view/scene was open fields.
We recently took down a good sized tree - got perhaps almost a cord of wood out of it for the woodshed. I counted 34 rings. It was not even a tree when the house was built.

Nature DOES want it all back. And it will get it EVENTUALLY.

For us for now it is just a "loan."

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In my country it's the opposite. Less trees and the people aren't even cutting them for wood. Only because they're taller than a human & it insults them somehow. Or they think it'll fall on them. Not sure where they got that idea.


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OK "smarty pants" what are the three give-aways?
Tires aren't had-it. Headlight reflectors are too shiny, The focus of the camera is too consistent? (many old cameras didn't keep the focus as sharp in the distance if they were focused on the foreground)
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M is on rubber, but the WC Allis Chalmers has one of each on the rear!



Furrow wheel and land wheel?
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Old 04-06-2020, 05:47 AM   #16
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Had a flat tire on one side! We call it "peg leg".
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