Late 19th century to early 20th century Archive of the Ikensaa & Dennison Garage from Marion,Ohio of William H.H. Ikensaa and A.E.Dennison were well known pioneer mechanics of tractors and automobiles for many years in Marion. They designed, repaired and sold large Hubber commercial farm equipment in the mid-west. Included in this archive are 38 superb albumen photographs of farm equipment with an emphasis on the Hubber Equipment on which they specialized in selling. These double- sided photos that date from the late 19th century were used in a catalog sitting to show farmers the type of equipment that could be purchased and financed. The photographs clearly project how utterly enormous, monstrous and towering these early Hubber farming machines were. Made of steel and iron and operated by steam they resembled scary mechanical dinosaurs from the height of the industrial period. A few of the photographs show H.H.Ikensaa himself pointing and displaying how the machine operates. The ephemera in this fine collection include a sales poster for the Hubber for the “Modern Farmer” 1941 Farm and Livestock Record Book,Hubber Mountaineer Tractor sales brochure,Hubber Price list Brochure, I.A. of M. Union Card booklet, National Threshers Reunion Association Button from 1951, Early Booklet for the Operation of the Huber One Man Road Maintainer, The Hudson Machinery and Supply Company catalog and an interesting catalog for “Old Trusty” Incubators and Brooders. There are also two prototype devices designed by Ikensaa & Dennison.
In conclusion an outstanding opportunity to own an archive of early farm equipment and machinery.
28 (rare) double-sided Albumen photographs measure 6.5 x 9.5 inches mounted on heavy board. 9 albumen photographs measuring 8 x 9.5 inches. And one fine 3 x 5 photo of an early Hubber Tractor with A.E.Dennison pictured.