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OLD-TIME SKILLS FINDING PLACE AMONG COLLECTORS AND ARTISANS
Inside the August issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands July 20 

Farm Collector August 2010 cover

Harry Ferguson Leaves Lasting Legacy on Tractor Development — Harry Ferguson dabbled in early automobiles, motorcycles and airplanes, but found his calling in designing tractors and implements. Part 1 of a three-part series.

Hand-painted Pinstriping Puts Finishing Touch on Old Iron A self-taught Iowa pinstriper talks about this lost art and the challenges associated with hand-striping various types of antique equipment.

Toy Collection Becomes Tourist Destination  An Austin, Minn., couple’s toy collection turns into the homegrown, 37-room Greibrok’s Mini History Farm & County Fair Museum.

Blacksmith Museum Showcases Early Trade — Local collectors help make possible the newest addition to the Old Town Museum Complex in Elk City, Okla. – a blacksmith shop.

Restored Windmill Gets a Second Chance on Family Farm — A Minnesota man and friends restore a mid-1920s Monitor Model D windmill as a way to preserve the heritage of his fourth-generation family farm.

About Farm Collector 
Farm Collector (www.FarmCollector.com) 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. (www.OgdenPubs.com) 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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