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Old 02-17-2018, 10:27 PM
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And the "Tractor"
Isn't tractor appropriate though? After all they were made by a tractor and implement manufacturer. Springers and Winnies annoy me most. For some reason, the first thing that pops into my head when someone mentions Winnie is Winston Churchill. Then again, Winnie the Pooh comes to mind
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:38 PM
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Where I'm from a Springer is a pregnant heifer.
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:45 PM
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A "trigger pack" is no worse than a Winnie or a Springer. A Winnie is noise a horse makes and a Springer is a breed of dog. Somehow the newbies seem compelled to make up cutesie names.

LOL! That's the truth. I actually have a Springer. Wonderful dog, she was a great hunter but is old and crippled worse than her master now.
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:43 AM
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Isn't tractor appropriate though? After all they were made by a tractor and implement manufacturer. Springers and Winnies annoy me most. For some reason, the first thing that pops into my head when someone mentions Winnie is Winston Churchill. Then again, Winnie the Pooh comes to mind
Not for me. They are all M1 rifles. The furthest I can go with a nickname would be "Garand". But I will admit that "tractor" is not as annoying to me as either "Winnie or Springer".

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Old 02-18-2018, 10:52 AM
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I call my international my tractor Garand
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:18 AM
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Isn't tractor appropriate though? After all they were made by a tractor and implement manufacturer. . . . . .
Although IHC did make tractors and implements, the actual factory building where the M1 was manufactured, originally made Kelvenator refrigerators and air conditioners!

Bye-the-way, it’s apparently a little-known fact that the “floor engineer” in charge of setting up the various machines for the manufacture of the M1 in that small portion of the Evansville factory, was none-other than the nephew of Field Marshall, Erwin Rommel!

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Edit: Actually, the original building was constructed by Republic Aviation during WW2 to manufacture the P47 Thunderbolt, then the building was bought by IHC (in the late 1940’s) for the refrigerator manufacture.
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:38 AM
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Although IHC did make tractors and implements, the actual factory building where the M1 was manufactured, originally made Kelvenator refrigerators and air conditioners!

Bye-the-way, it’s apparently a little-known fact that the “floor engineer” in charge of setting up the various machines for the manufacture of the M1 in that small portion of the Evansville factory, was none-other than the nephew of Field Marshall, Erwin Rommel!

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Interesting..
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:01 PM
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Where I come from, International products, especially trucks, were called "cornbinders".
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:10 PM
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the “floor engineer” in charge of setting up the various machines for the manufacture of the M1 was none-other than the nephew of Field Marshall, Erwin Rommel!

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Get out of here! I have never heard that before! Very interesting!
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