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MeCormick Deering Corn Sheller
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cornhusker    Posted 12-14-2001 at 05:47:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Still looking for a McCormick Deering or any other "all steel" cornsheller. Hopefully in working condition but otherwise complete. Would also be interested in finding an old cream seperator. These were items that my 11 siblings and I enjoyed on Grandpa's farm as kids. They bring back many fond memories and would love to have them in my backyard.


Lloyd from Michigan U.S.A.    Posted 12-14-2001 at 14:01:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some time around 1940 my dad bought a New Idea Corn Sheller. As young kids we like to shell corn.
The Sheller was Green, Orange and Silver.We raised about 3 acres of cob corn Just for the chickens and the pigs. We ground it for feed for
them. The cob was not good for them and we would burn the cobs in our furnace. the corn was all cut with a John Deere corn binder. It was shocked and husked out by hand. After hauling it up to the barn The stocks were then fed to the cows for
a noon time snack. We generaly had about 10 acres of corn. The other 7 acres was cut with the binder and hauled up to to the silo. And cut with the silo filler into pieces about 1/4 inch long
and was blown through a pipe about 8 inches in diamenter to the top of a 30 foot high silo.Most silos at that time were 12 to 14 ft. in diameter.
And 1/2 bushel of silage was fed to each of the cows mourning and night. Along with some ground grain generaly Oats and little wheat or barley. We also fed Soybean meal or Cotton Seed Meal, At That time very little corn was grown in the Michigan Thumb. It was Navy Bean Capital of the world. That little New Idea corn sheller burned up in a barn fire in 1968. But I have a steel
Mc Cormick Deering Corn Sheller in my I H collection It was built between 1909 and 1921
It is not the sheller the New Idea was but it fits nice into my collection of old machinery.
a I hope you find a nice sheller they sell for about $125.00 to $175.00 If you are lucky you might find one for a little less. Lloyd.



Alice Hart    Posted 08-18-2003 at 11:10:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a McCormick Deering cream seperator complete with bowl and discs and all other parts that go with it. In working condition. I am searching for an appraisal. Can you help me?
Also have a Great Majestic Wood Cook Stove with warming oven and boiler on the side Pat.F.leb270 1900. Fair condition. Searching for appraisal value on this also.


cornhusker    Posted 12-17-2001 at 07:13:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for the responses Lloydd and PCC-AL, Grandpa also used the corn to feed the chickens and burned cobs in the old woodburner. We also used the excess cobs to overlay the driveway. It was a bit rough in the early going, but eventually smoothed out and weathered well in the rain and snow season.

Lloyd, I think I say a picture of your McCormick on the web, a freshly painted red one. Is the New Idea also an "all steel" type sheller?

PCC-Al I take it you either didn't have an "all steel" sheller or wish not to part with it. If that's the case, thanks anyway for taking the time and I'll keep searching.

Happy Holiday's


June Warren    Posted 02-20-2004 at 07:25:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello Alice!
I found your question on getting an appraisal for your McCormick Cream Separator. Did you ever get it answered to what it was worth?
I am asking because, I too have one I am wanting to sell and don't know how to price this jewel! I would appreciate it if you could possibly tell me what it is worth.
Thanks for your time
June
steaminbanjo@aol.com


Tammy Phillips    Posted 02-20-2008 at 05:54:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I also have a Mc Cormick cream seperator, if you find out the value on this i would be very greatful if you would relay that information to me. My father-n-law passed away and my husband and i would like to know the value of it. Thanks


Tammy Phillips    Posted 02-20-2008 at 05:54:38       [Reply]  [No Email]


Lloyd from Michigan U.S.A.    Posted 12-18-2001 at 22:15:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes you seen my Mc Cormick Deering Corn Sheller on the web. It is one of the many pieces old equipment we own. The New Idea Sheller was a all
steel sheller. But it was destroyed it a huge barn fire 1968.This was a L shaped barn 36x100 and 36X60 filled with hay and straw. The New Idea
was a much better sheller. But nothing works like the new 8 row corn headers. But i still enjoy fixing up the old, but very glad I don't have to make a living with those old tools.


Lloyd from Michigan U.S.A.    Posted 12-18-2001 at 22:15:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes you seen my Mc Cormick Deering Corn Sheller on the web. It is one of the many pieces old equipment we own. The New Idea Sheller was a all
steel sheller. But it was destroyed it a huge barn fire 1968.This was a L shaped barn 36x100 and 36X60 filled with hay and straw. The New Idea
was a much better sheller. But nothing works like the new 8 row corn headers. But i still enjoy fixing up the old, but very glad I don't have to make a living with those old tools.


PCC-AL    Posted 12-15-2001 at 05:28:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Lloyd & Cornhusker,
After reading your posts, it surprised me how similar the farming situation was in the old days, even though in different parts of the country. Lloyd, we basically did the same thing you describe in the 1940s, except we didn't have a silo. I guess our corn crib substituted. Anyway, I just went out on the back porch to see what brand name is on our old hand cranked corn mill. It has Enterprise Mfg. Co., Philadelphia in raised letters on the crank wheel. Our old corn sheller is still in the same corn crib so I didn't go see what brand it is. Probably the same. Fun to recall those days. Good luck.


Lloyd from Michigan U.S.A.    Posted 12-15-2001 at 08:44:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the follow up,it looks like a Christmas Card here this mourning. We had about tno inches of snow last nite. This is our first for the season. I should be doing some thing more
construtive instead of playing on the computer. any way You and Yours have a Joyful Season Cherrio Lloyd


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