I wanted to share this with the Membership. I have been asked a couple of time this week about the correct paint color for IH Cream. IH used this off white color on their equipment from the 1920's until sometime in the 1950's. It was replaced by IH White which was used on the 50 series tractors (130, 230, 350 450 & 650) so it may be the time that Cream was discontinued. I asked the IH Archivist years ago if there was a paint chip and she replied there was not. I have seen a lot of variations of the color over the years and yellow was a common color used. I have see basically Massey Harris yellow used, which is not very close. Then Nick Brett told me that he had copied the color from his hay loader. He found a section of the hay loader that was in good condition and had the color copied at a True Value hardware store. He gave me a can of the paint and here is the color mix code on the can:
In my opinion it is not a very pretty color and IH White looks much better on vintage IH equipment, but if you want to be correct, you can use this paint color. You should be able to get it matched at any True Value store.