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Plowman and His Case 930

“Elgin County Plowing Match Collection” – 2009

This print is part of my 2009 Elgin County Plowing Match Collection.

The county held their match in 2009 at the farms of Tom Bradish near Talbotville.

Dave and I got up and hurried through breakfast and gathered our cameras and loaded my scooter. We were off and what a fine day it was.

The turn out of plowmen was excellent. We had a wonderful day and these pen and ink sketches are a good record of this event. 2010’s county match was held on Sparta Line in August. We went for an hour but then had to leave to get to Milton for the heavy horse event at the County Heritage Park, but that’s another story. I loved both the antique horse plowing and the many and varied antique tractors and plows.

Such an assortment to please any and all fans particular fancy!  - Jenny

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Case CC

A new client of mine allowed me and my hubby to view a small portion of his large tractor collection. We were awed by the pristine condition of each and every tractor. We were able to take some good photos indoors but the angle and proximity to other tractors limited us to what we could photo. Our host kindly invited me to exhibit and sell my prints at “Ploughing Days” in Glanworth on Tom Bradish’s farm. This is the thirteenth annual event sponsored by a handful of tractor collectors. Demonstrations, displays of tractors, vendors, a silent auction and a fish fry with live music are all part of this event. All funds raised will be donated to the Elgin General hospital and the Belmont Lions Club. This John Deere 620 tractor is part of the collection of Paul and Ruth Laidlaw of London Ontario

Case CC     Serial # C338845

Draw Bar          23 HP

PTO                  29 HP

1935

This was my Grandfathers last tractor, and has been in the family since new.

Restored by Paul and Ruth Laidlaw of London in 2000 after my Father's retirement. My father Elroy enjoyed  driving this restored model in parades well into his 90's. I've never seen another one sold. (Rare Bird) –Paul Laidlaw

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Case Tractor

I was at one of my favourite places to visit, Country Heritage Park, Milton, ON. This great park was the former Agricultural Museum and it abuts the 401 Hwy. I saw this vibrant orange tractor with the sunburst grill and stopped to make some very rough sketches then and there, with back up photos. I love colour and this was an amazing orange that research later disclosed as “flambeau red”.  I didn’t have much info about the tractor but I did find a note that said the paint colour was registered in 1944 at a patent office and the note said it was first used on Model “R” in 1939. That’s it folks. All I really have on this, may I say “cute” tractor? Visit Country Heritage Park yourself and check out their calendar of events so you don’t miss any great displays or demonstrations.

Their website is www.countryheritagepark.com