1946 Farmall “H” In Memory of Red Fishel
Our farm is named for Wilburn “Red” Eugene Fishel, who was born on May 25, 1929 on a 25-acre farm near West Clemmonsville Rd in Forsyth county then known as “Fishel Farm.” Red’s father Clarence leased some land in Davidson County, and when Wilburn was eighteen, that land became available for purchase. Wilburn bought his first tract of land, around 32 acres, from the estate of Hallie Joisebell Hege Fishel on June 15, 1949 for $650. This land would be the main bottom of Wilburn’s farm. Later, Clarence would often visit this property for a few moments of peaceful retreat into nature. Over the years, more acres and tracts of land were purchased until the farm became the 160 acre farm that it remains to this day.
I restored this tractor for a customer who what to honor Red Fishel. My passion is to restore Old Tractors, Hit & Miss Engine / Ice Cream carts, implements, trucks & cars. Most of all I love to do research & find out the history of the restoration. Who was the original owners, where it came from, etc. When I’m at a car or tractor show & someone is looking through my restoration book then discover they have a connection with the piece or know the owner. Then before you know it you have more history on that piece.
My files are too big so will send the pick through Facebook but I had to upload something for it to go through. Thanks!