In Reply to: What a shame....... posted by Farmer Dan on November 11, 2018 at 09:14:00:
Yes, I agree, Dan. It has been reported that 12 sets of blueprints were made for the patent infringement case Ferguson made against Ford. We know that Don Barkley has one set he purchased from John " RustyNuts " Locke. We know too that Dennis Carpenter owns two sets. Also, Robert Sybrandy, the technical adviser for FENA, owns a set as well. The Henry Ford/Benson Ford Research Center has at least one set too. That accounts for five of the twelve. CASE/NEW HOLLAND may own a set or two, but who knows? I suspect some sets were since lost or destroyed and maybe a few fellas that do have a set just don't want to advertise the fact. In 2006 I held and flipped thru Don Barkley's set at the F/FCA show in Penfield, IL. If I had been more into 9Ns then I would have paid more attention to details. I've learned too that patience is a virtue and not to ever give up hope. That is how I ended up locating most all of original parts I needed for the early 9N.