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Bill Sayer    Posted 04-07-2020 at 10:25:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • "Power to Prosper" Ford 8N film
  • My dad was a Ford tractor dealer. He died 45 years ago, and I am trying to avoid burdening my son carrying this film around every move after I die. It is a 16mm sound film called "Power to Prosper", about making the 8N. I think the film is from 1950. It is in the original Gash-Stull shipping container.

    Of course it would require a 16mm sound projector to view and hear, and not many people have access to one of those.

    I am willing to donate it for shipping costs. Any ideas on what would be the best place to give it to? I assume the Ford museum already has a copy.

    Bill Sayer    Posted 04-10-2020 at 22:55:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Looks like Tim will take it, perhaps on behalf of another Ford club.
    Thanks to everyone. You guys should have been at my mother's estate sale back in 1988. My dad closed the business in 1955, but there were a few garage's full of stuff still around, including a 5-speed model 850 [?] that dad kept, and which had never seen a farm! WE only used it for snow plowing, some mixing of concrete, brush mowing, etc. I hated to see it go, but just couldn't see keeping it for my house on a normal lot!

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-08-2020 at 04:29:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Bill - I sent you an email.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    TheOldHokie    Posted 04-07-2020 at 19:23:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Blast from the past. Junior high school AV aide with his trusty Bell and Howell autoloader (which seldom did)


    steveVa    Posted 04-09-2020 at 12:39:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • WOW wow wow, blast from the past is right. just has a visual memory rush!

    JMOR    Posted 04-07-2020 at 15:41:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I am certain that someone would like to have that film. I borrowed it on CD some 10 years ago & copied it for myself. It is very interesting to watch the N tractor being built in 1950.

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