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Inside the April issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands March 16
Collectors show off original pieces, two vintage tractors claim the ‘universal’ title and more

 April 2010 cover

Original Pieces Stand in a Class by Themselves  Historic Farm Days in Penfield, Ill., showcases several original pieces of vintage equipment in stunning original condition. Page 23

Collector Houses Antique Equipment in Unique Venues  A Pond Creek, Okla., man’s collection of vintage farm and lifestyle pieces — including a complete log cabin — resides in a 68-foot round barn and a former hardware store. Page 44

Two Early Tractors Designed to Meet Farmers’ Every Need  While many tractors claimed they could do it all, only The Universal and the Moline Universal, both produced before 1920, lived up to the “universal” billing. Page 18

The One-Year Reign of the Curtis Combine  The Great Depression and a business fallout led to only one year of production for the Curtis combine, a piece of equipment ahead of its time. Page 30

Unique Implement Tackled Weeds in Fallow Ground — A 1930s cable weeder makes a 1,300-mile journey from Canada to its new home at the Little Village Farm museum in South Dakota. Page 38

 and more …

About Farm Collector 
Farm Collector ( is a monthly publication celebrating vintage farm equipment. Since 1998, Farm Collector has featured unique collections, extensive renovation projects, early farm practices and related attractions. Enthusiasts also turn to Farm Collector for previews of notable shows and auctions, and extensive classified advertising.

About Ogden Publications Inc. 
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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