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Inside the June issue of Farm Collector,
on newsstands May 18

Cream separators smooth dairy process, Cub Cadet enthusiast re-creates prototypes and more


Farm Collector June 2010 cover


Cream Separators Create Cash Flow on the Farm — The advent of cream separators in the 1870s brought more efficient milk processing – enabling any farm with a dairy cow to start a new revenue stream. Page 22


Collection Showcases Cub Cadet Prototypes A New York collector owns three rare Cub Cadet prototypes: one is the only surviving model, and the two others he built from photos because the originals no longer exist. Page 36


How to Build Wood Windmill Fans Learn to build a set of replacement fan blades for vintage wooden windmills with these tips. Page 30


Rare Ames Steam Engine Faced Mechanical Issues A North Dakota collector finds out little about his Ames steam engine, but he does learn that the engine design made for dangerous and unreliable operating conditions. Page 26


Shelby Model D Tractor Short-lived — Only a few Shelby tractors remain after the company filed for bankruptcy in 1921 amid market pressures and mixed field reviews. Page 40


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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