We need to make our Machinery Pete TV show from a 30 min. program into an hour long show. Need the extra time to tell some of the amazing stories I hear about from all angles every week.
Time for couple more Case "Old Abe" Eagle statue stories.
I know, I just wrote a blog last month on the topic, but that was before one sold for a whopping $14,000 on an Annawan, IL auction March 18th. Here's video of it selling:
And then this week, via our Machinery Pete Facebook page, a follower from Racine, WI, Ross Hopkins, reached out with quite an amazing tale. "I have an original Case dealership eagle....Old Abe on the original stand....would you know of anyone looking for one of these?"
"My grandpa John Hopkins worked for Case for 25 years and when he passed away my father inherited it so it's been in the family a long time. It's taken apart and on a shelf in my garage. I can uncover it and send you some pictures."
Here are the pics Ross sent:
"From what I was told he worked in a foundry and at one point was asked to destroy many of these eagles which he did, but he kept one for himself and when he passed away in 2006 it was given to my father."
Anyone interested, shoot me a note (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll get you in touch with Ross in Racine, WI.