Vtg International Harvester McCormick-Deering Advertising Tractor Umbrella Sign
Vintage International Harvester McCormick-Deering Advertising Tractor Umbrella. You are viewing an extremely rare 6 sided wood pole International Harvester McCormick-Deering Advertising tractor umbrella. This has the old style curved lower edges, not a flat lower edge 4 sider. Came from the Gerhardt Implement Company in Minneapolis Minnesota and found in a hundred and twenty year old barn in Big Lake Minnesota. There are a few minor rips or tears that are easily repairable. The cloth easily unties from the framing. It could benefit from a gentle wash cycle in the washing machine. It would greatly brighten things up.
I will leave those things up to you folks. Umbrella folds and unfolds as it should.
Snaps correctly into place, etc. Please refer to the pictures for additional condition detail. It is now for you IHC McCormick Deering International Harvester collectors.You will be very, very, very hard pressed to find another. Dimensions: 64 x 64 x 66. Local Pick-up is available in Westminster, Ca. See below for other interesting historical information.
Between the mid-1880s and 1902, a vicious battle known as the Harvester Wars was waged on Americas grain fields. The farm equipment manufacturers capacity to build harvesting machines far exceeded demand, so sales representatives of the two giants, McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. Along with their smaller rivals, tried every trick possible to sell their binders to reluctant farmers.Something had to be done and, in 1902, a merger among the five largest companies was brokered by the J. The McCormick, Deering and Milwaukee Harvester companies, Piano Mfg. And Warder, Bushnell & Glessner (Champion harvesters) merged to become the mighty International Harvester Co. This was deemed necessary since each line had its loyal customers, and there was usually both a McCormick and a Deering dealer in every farm community. Government filed an antitrust action against IHC in 1912, and the suit dragged on until a consent decree was signed in 1918. One of the terms of the agreement called for IHC to have only one dealer in each town, meaning that the dual McCormick and Deering lines of equipment could no longer be maintained. Indeed, the expense of designing, building and supporting both lines of equipment had been a serious drag on the company, so in 1923 a new grain binder one combining the best features of each of the older machines was introduced and called the McCormick-Deering. All of IHCs other farm implements soon followed suit, and the famous McCormick-Deering line was born. McCormick-Deering farm implements and Farmall tractors helped IHC become the giant of the industry. Harvester is, of course, the greatest single agricultural enterprise in the world, trumpeted Fortune magazine at the time. The item "Vtg International Harvester McCormick-Deering Advertising Tractor Umbrella Sign" is in sale since Thursday, July 07, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Agriculture\International Harvester". The seller is "mylittlejoys" and is located in Westminster, California. This item can be shipped to United States.