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Posted: 3/13/2014 12:01:51 PM
   

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Here is another book not often seen. There are two versions of this book, both have the same cover but one has 64 pages and the other has 71 pages. Also one has pictures of the 1917 plowing demonstration in Fremont, Nebraska showing the Cub pulling two 3 bottom plows and the other is showing the Wallis Model K at work.

Joe

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Posted: 3/14/2014 12:49:49 AM
   

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Thanks Joe, I do have the 64 page one but did not know there is a another larger version.

Here is a catalog of the same size, this one has only 34 pages but some very nice illustrations of the Cub Junior.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 3/14/2014 8:01:50 AM
   

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Well,   I did some digging, and found that I have 4 of the 6 mailers listed in the magazine advertisement Joe posted.  The Power Plows,  the Wallis Cub, the Cub Calendar of Conquest  1917, and the Catalog of General Tillage Tools.  The other 2 I have not seen to my knowledge.  On the top of the last, a sales slogan states " Quality goes in before the name goes on".  When I purchased this booklet I said to myself     Tim..... (because that's my name).  I believe several years ago the Ford Motor Co.  used this same slogan for years.  Wouldn't it be interesting if the Case Plow Works trademarked this slogan and Ford infringed on it?  Agco could possibly receive a lot of $ in Royalties.  Hopefully Konnie can teach this old dog how to use the fancy camera, and how to get those pics here for you all to see.   Stay tuned!!!   Tim


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Posted: 3/14/2014 8:18:59 AM
   

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Tim,
Here some trivia on that slogan :"The Quality goes in before the name goes on".  Ford may have used it at one time, but in the '70's into the '90's, Zenith Co. used it extensively to market their radios and televisions.  There used to be a big neon/incandescent sign in front of the plant on I-294 near DesPlaines, IL.  This plant produced color TV's, but closed long ago as production was moved overseas, the company went bankrupt, and assets were sold to LG.  
Zenith invented one of my favorite tools - the wireless remote control for TV's.

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Posted: 3/14/2014 9:20:57 AM
   

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Yesterday I mentioned the three Cub brochures and here it is the British one, firstly the cover is  more of a yellow colour, the British distributor "The Ancona Motor Company" on the bottom of the pages. 

Malcolm.
 

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Posted: 3/14/2014 5:33:37 PM
   

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Spot on Malcolm.  You are the Man.  I was incorrect on my slogans.  I do however find it interesting that you take pictures of TV Company Signs while visiting our Country.  Still digging around for more Literature.  I have several Plow Works Annuals like most of you.  I will see what I can find.  Tim


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Posted: 3/17/2014 8:08:19 AM
   

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Here is another colourful front and rear cover on a J I Case Plow Works catalogue, as you will notice the difference is Northern and Southern Edition which seem to apply to many of the J I Case literature.
Was there an Eastern and Western version?

Malcolm.

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Posted: 3/18/2014 3:01:32 AM
   

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Here is the last catalogue I have for the Cub, they were very proud to promote their "Road Tractors" there is still the original letter sent out with this brochure which details them having run out of farm tractor brochures and sending this one instead to a prospective new customer farming 100 acres in Kansas in 1916. I wonder if he bought one?
Also note their detail in the letter of their "Road Tractor" being slightly heavier than the agricultural model with the same power, I wonder why??

Malcolm.

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Posted: 3/18/2014 6:28:59 AM
   

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Malcolm,

If that tractor in the picture on the cover of the brochure is truly a Wallis Cub "Road Tractor" it could very well explain something we couldn't explain for along time. As you can seen in the picture on your brochure it is a picture of the short frame with the heavier cast front pedestal much different than we are used to seeing. most Cubs have the longer boiler frame and a shorter front pedestal that would explain the slight heavier tractor they are talking about, it could be 50-100 lbs. heavier. Also if you look close to the picture of this style front end the forks do not have the rivets. The front fork is cast all in one piece so this could also add more weight. What do you think??

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Posted: 3/18/2014 7:58:37 AM
   

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Malcolm,

That was a fun letter to read.  Amazing that it is dated 1916 from the Plow Works. You don't see that personal touch anymore when trying to buy something.  

If fact, I just received a stupid letter in the mail yesterday from my local dealership saying someone wanted to buy my truck.  It was basically BS but they offered a free oil change.  I will take the oil change but also share how wasteful the whole concept was.  BTW I needed to respond by 11/30/13!!  A little late - they did not even read their own letter!!

GTE


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