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Mystery Bracket

Postby MarrColton » Wed May 27, 2020 8:19 am

Hello All: My 1954 Cub came with this bracket mounted on the steering post - any ideas what it was used for? Anything straight inserted into it would run into the steering wheel rim. Any photos of one in use? Thanks![img]
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Re: Mystery Bracket

Postby coppersmythe » Wed May 27, 2020 9:18 am

I think i know what it could be used for , i have a umbrella and arm that might work with it . I had planned to make some kind of bracket for the umbrella setup . Dont know if its common knowlege , but it gets a little warm down here in the summer sun . i'll get some photos and post . coppersmythe................

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Re: Mystery Bracket

Postby Barnyard » Wed May 27, 2020 9:38 am

I'm not so sure that would hold an umbrella. Just one bolt holding it would probably allow it to rotate on the steering post.
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Re: Mystery Bracket

Postby Urbish » Wed May 27, 2020 9:53 am

I believe that's where the .50 caliber machine gun mounts. :{_}:
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Re: Mystery Bracket

Postby Dusty B » Wed May 27, 2020 12:58 pm

Mounted my umbrella stand to the steering post w/a couple of hose clamps!
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Re: Mystery Bracket

Postby coppersmythe » Wed May 27, 2020 2:47 pm

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Got this from my son-in-law , not sure where he got it . no IH markings , the rod that holds it ( the part in the vise ) measures 3/4" in diameter with two holes drilled through . a ball and socket adjustment with locking screw on top , that attaches to the curved arm . might work . Pretty heavy duty rig top to bottom . coppersmythe....................( not for sale )

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Re: Mystery Bracket

Postby MarrColton » Wed May 27, 2020 8:41 pm

Urbish wrote:I believe that's where the .50 caliber machine gun mounts. :{_}:


HA!! I was leaning more toward a GPS or antenna for the Sirius radio!
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Re: Mystery Bracket

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed May 27, 2020 9:39 pm

2 things come to mind, first thought is part of the row marker setup on a planter. 2nd thought is part of the mounting for a Heat Houser.
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Re: Mystery Bracket

Postby Barnyard » Wed May 27, 2020 9:39 pm

At one time IH offered an anti Cub detection device that mounted on the steering arm, but today's technology has made that system obsolete. Most owners has since discarded the system but never removed the bracket.
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Re: Mystery Bracket

Postby coppersmythe » Wed May 27, 2020 10:19 pm

heat houser is a good guess . Bic cigarette lighter holder ? coppersmythe.....................

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Re: Mystery Bracket

Postby radioguy41 » Thu May 28, 2020 8:25 am

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:2 things come to mind, first thought is part of the row marker setup on a planter. 2nd thought is part of the mounting for a Heat Houser.

Yep, could be for a heat houser or windbreaker.

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Re: Mystery Bracket

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu May 28, 2020 8:15 pm

I remember when Dad got a Heat Houser for our H, or whatever brand it was Tractor Supply sold when they were a tractor place. We had an umbrella that would adjust up and down, and it would set right on top of the wind breaker and that was a great setup. I was much easier to please about 57 or 58 years ago. :tractor:
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Re: Mystery Bracket

Postby Cubfriend » Thu May 28, 2020 8:23 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:I remember when Dad got a Heat Houser for our H, or whatever brand it was Tractor Supply sold when they were a tractor place. We had an umbrella that would adjust up and down, and it would set right on top of the wind breaker and that was a great setup. I was much easier to please about 57 or 58 years ago. :tractor:


That must have been before I met you! LOL
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Re: Mystery Bracket

Postby MarrColton » Sat May 30, 2020 3:36 pm

Thanks everyone for your suggestions! The bracket is not too robust, so I'm leaning toward it's being a part of a heat houser or windbreaker installation rather than being for an umbrella. I'll admit that I'd never heard of or seen either one before now! It's serving no purpose now, but I'll leave it there - it's a part of the "provenance" of the tractor! Thanks again! Pete
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