In Reply to: Re: Another '39 followed me home posted by John in Mich on November 12, 2017 at 15:55:34:
No, I wasn't at the actual auction. I had been contacted by Loren, Palmers' son, a few moths prior to the auction and asked if I was interested in any parts and/or tractors before they went to auction. Loren said they had a list of names that Dad had of people that he had done business with in all his years and were giving them all first priority at anything. I ended up with a two 9N-10000-B generators, a half dozen brass sediment bulbs, two cast iron governors, and a few other NOS 9N parts. I do recall that weekend of the auction had lousy weather and the turnout was low. It has been my honor and privilege to have spoken with Palmer several times as well. We discovered
that he once came here to my town of Attica, MI where I was at the time, to pick up an early 9N he bought from a local dealer. The dealer was but a mile from my home and the visit was a year or so earlier but we never made the connection in person.