Just found on the internet.
It will take 10 minutes of your time but ... Just enjoy
Wonder where it is.
Those single cylinder high wheeled International trucks (I counted at least three) are probably mid teens.
Neat video of a hoarder's pile.
Can someone who is familiar with the Brush tell me if, going by that video, was started up anti-clock wise? found one on u-tube that was running clock wise!
I haven't looked at the video yet, but Alanson Brush was a big fan of counterclockwise cranking. The Brush and the one-lung Cadillac (after 1903) both had it.
Yeah, Nevada still has plenty of properties with stuff like this on it. Its not abandoned, it is hoarded by old timers that often will not sell and have unattainable plans to restore it all someday. Sad, because when they die, the mobile iron crushers come in and destroy it all. Ive seen it first hand.
The Brush is started up counter-clockwise and runs that way. Designed as such so you can use your strongest arm (right) to crank the car.
Looks like Nevada to me, but could also be Arizona or eastern California. At the estate sale a few pieces will bring good money. A lot of it will sell for a little more than scrap prices, but the scrapper will get most of it. There just aren't enough people with the time, resources and interest to save everything.
Your right about the iron mongers getting a lot of the iron at the auctions. I was at one huge auction in Nebraska where they bought an entire shed full of T stuff. I managed to buy about 4 or 5 distributors from them.
My mom would say that people don't know what they don't know. Jerks that send good stuff to the scraper because they are lazy or afraid that someone else will make money are just jerks. The sad thing is that irreplaceable pieces of history are being destroyed
The fact is, often the scrapper is the best way to clean up property like the one shown, Sure, there might be someone some where that might want that old car of engine block, but no one is willing to pay more than the scrapper in an expedient time. There seems to be a lot of people who think that time is of no value, as long as it is someone else's time. I think I know where the film was taken, and if so, I have met the brother of the owner, and from what I see they are super people. They do not like chiselers though, and there is a fair percentage of old car people who are chiselers. Most are great people, but the bad apples are the most vocal.
It's no ghost town! Look at all those new houses in the background. It appears to be an old wrecking yard on the outskirts of a town.
I've been into cars for near 60 years and have dealt with hoarders all of that time. It's some sort of mental disorder. I have personally known people who literally live in shacks and refuse to sell an old car that was worth a year's wages to them. Then they die and their heirs take the first offer just to be rid of it. I think it's about "I've got it, you want it, and I have the power".
They probably all worked for DMV!
In the 1950's and 1960's we had a lot of salvage yards here in South central Texas. I think they are all gone now, but I did manage to buy some cars and parts from them at a good price. The problem here is rain, we get a lot more than Nevada and other dry states which means that a lot of cars outside are ruined after some years.
I do not store parts outside.