8/22/2012 11:43:02 AM
The Pottsville Historical Museum in Merlin, Ore., is looking for more information on their Reeves & Co. steam engine
8/22/2012 11:35:16 AM
Gale Wollenberg is looking for more information in an attempt to restore his father’s old fanning mill
7/20/2012 4:27:55 PM
Reader Ron Kinsey is looking for more information about a road grader on display at the Lakeview (Mich.) Historical Museum.
7/20/2012 4:19:57 PM
Jamie Meade found an unknown piece of McCormick-Deering farm equipment on some land. Can you identify it?
6/19/2012 10:30:36 AM
Reader Darren S. is looking for more information on a Woodin & Little pump manufactured in San Francisco
5/16/2012 10:15:54 AM
Know anything about a Burton Page vintage milking machine?
5/16/2012 10:07:45 AM
Antigo, Wis., native is seeking more information on the Antigo Quad-Pull
5/16/2012 9:54:52 AM
J Fleury Rapid Easy Grain Grinder part provides more questions than answers
5/16/2012 9:43:06 AM
Looking for additional information on a Bettendorf Axle Co. wagon
5/16/2012 9:26:51 AM
Looking for more information on a James Shelby Union corn planter
4/3/2012 11:24:12 AM
Frank Warren is looking for some help with restoring a Friend Sprayer that was used to spray apple trees.
3/30/2012 4:56:05 PM
Looking for more information on a feed cutter purchased at a farm auction.
3/30/2012 4:46:50 PM
International Harvester Co. trip plow with earth-moving attachment provides more questions than answers.
3/30/2012 11:31:55 AM
Cliff Steele is looking for information on what may be an Owensboro wagon
2/13/2012 10:34:58 AM
Seeking information on a hedgerow Dain mower.
2/13/2012 10:21:30 AM
Threshing scene from the late 19th century prompts more questions than answers.
2/13/2012 9:54:30 AM
Gray’s engine, built by A.W. Gray’s Sons, is a very rare gas engine.
12/28/2011 12:11:03 PM
One reader remembers his grandfather's farm and when he and his uncles filled silos.
11/23/2011 10:36:10 AM
Looking for information on unique cart-style hay press
11/23/2011 10:17:12 AM
Farm Collector readers lend a hand with restored corn sheller
10/19/2011 3:08:00 PM
Farm Collector shares the names of winners of prizes given away at the Farm Collector tent at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
10/19/2011 2:45:33 PM
Postcards show threshing in the West using an Idaho harvester and the Harvest Prince built by Matteson & Williamson.
10/19/2011 2:11:14 PM
Remembering the Green Mountain silo located on a 107-year-old family farm in northern Delaware.
9/19/2011 12:14:22 PM
Wife gives new life to an old tractor that had been sitting for years
9/19/2011 12:11:35 PM
We received many interesting letters in response to Sam Moore’s article on silo filling.
8/26/2011 11:53:27 AM
Reader Jim White modifies a screen-cooled John Deere Model E to show off to local engine collectors.
8/22/2011 2:03:22 PM
Firsthand photos show evolution of harvest equipment in Kansas from 1933 to 1963.
7/27/2011 2:21:40 PM
A one-horse drill built at the turn of last century, survives to see today
6/29/2011 3:39:01 PM
The Steam Automobile Club of America thinks modern steam power makes sense, but making it happen will take effort.
5/17/2011 3:51:23 PM
Remembering working with the Allis-Chalmers Roto-Baler.
5/17/2011 3:45:46 PM
Looking for information on a Hart-Emerson wild oat separator
5/17/2011 3:41:38 PM
Using a Pullford attachment to make a Model T into a tractor.
5/17/2011 3:34:45 PM
Owner needs more information on a stationary baler 6-1/2 hp Buckwalter engine.
5/17/2011 3:30:03 PM
Looking for identification of what this double header set-up is feeding.
5/17/2011 3:23:40 PM
20-70 Nichols & Shepard steam engine at rest after 50 years of working in Wisconsin tobacco beds.
4/25/2011 3:31:34 PM
Recalling the threshing days in early New Jersey
4/25/2011 3:18:07 PM
Farm Collector helps answer questions about mystery running gear
3/31/2011 4:55:58 PM
Communities come together to make butchering day a little easier
3/31/2011 4:51:42 PM
Reader shares photo of him posing with a Joliet sheller attached to a corn crib for his mom’s box camera
3/31/2011 4:11:44 PM
Reader passes up a John Deere GP only to regret it later
3/31/2011 4:08:50 PM
Reader purchases British windmill and finds getting it to the US is harder (and more expensive!) than he imagined
3/31/2011 3:54:13 PM
Shortages of common sense at shows is cause for alarm
3/31/2011 3:51:46 PM
Hand-shocking corn was hard, labor intensive work
2/15/2011 3:25:24 PM
In response to Sam Moore’s shock tier column
2/15/2011 3:20:49 PM
Readers answer questions about mystery seeder
2/15/2011 3:13:10 PM
A 1950s newspaper article shows an impressive husker
1/21/2011 9:54:24 AM
Collector's purchase of a United washing machine to pair with a United engine means he is prepared for the worst
1/17/2011 5:07:07 PM
Looking for manufacturer of old pull-type planter
1/17/2011 5:02:05 PM
Looking for information on old photo found in family photos
1/17/2011 4:57:56 PM
Sam Moore’s column about Fords grinder reminder of custom grinder
12/21/2010 4:58:05 PM
One reader agrees with Josephine Roberts’ December 2010 column that a lack of common sense is all too frequently seen at antique farm shows
12/21/2010 4:54:09 PM
When the Work’s All Done This Fall, The Baggage Coach Ahead and the Boston Burglar were all cowboy poetry songs
11/23/2010 11:05:11 AM
What could have been used as fertilizer in a 1914 Deere Van Brunt model F combination drill?
11/23/2010 11:02:05 AM
Ford 881 Select-o-Speed rescued from barn fire
11/23/2010 10:53:46 AM
A rare, long-lost Twin City tractor – found
10/28/2010 2:07:28 PM
Sam Moore’s Women’s Land Army column brings back memories of Warner, NH newsletter to members of the armed services.
10/28/2010 2:00:41 PM
Looking for information on hand-crank freestanding Mccormick-Deering corn shellers.
10/28/2010 1:57:45 PM
Milo Anderson with a Fageol tractor in Placerville, Calif.
10/28/2010 1:54:53 PM
Know anything about this Cracker-er-Jack pea thresher, patented Oct. 10, 1899?
9/24/2010 3:51:29 PM
Wheel tool is a spoke pointer, not tenon cutter
9/24/2010 3:47:43 PM
Letters: Looking for leads on sleigh restoration
I have two horse-drawn sleighs stored in our garage. Both have pretty good runners and still have some body parts. I would love to rebuild the floors and body with as much original wood types and construction as possible. I’m looki
9/24/2010 3:43:34 PM
Looking for information on Frick thresher
9/24/2010 3:21:59 PM
Looking for information on a Wright Saw
9/24/2010 2:59:39 PM
Impressive block repair on 1937 Farmall F-20
8/25/2010 4:47:16 PM
Letters: A reader is looking for more information on an unknown seeder
8/25/2010 4:43:53 PM
Letters: Our apologies – take a look at the Gestring “white” wagon in all its glory.
8/25/2010 4:38:35 PM
Dale Geise article brings up memories of cultivating corn with a 2-horse cultivator in Waterloo, N.Y.
8/25/2010 4:24:53 PM
Letters: A reader shares an interesting story about the Handshake Agreement and a box and model tractor
7/20/2010 3:31:05 PM
Wagon expert David Sneed clears up any confusion about the size of the Giant Moline wagon.
7/20/2010 3:24:53 PM
You say harrow plow, but in Minnesota, it’s a disk plow used to break up gumbo soil.
7/20/2010 3:18:53 PM
These rare McCormick-Deering tractor advertising posters feature attractive women.
6/22/2010 10:02:26 AM
Reader Wyatt Kram built a custom snow-mower—a hybrid snowmobile built from a John Deere 210 and a John Deere Liquifire.
6/22/2010 9:50:47 AM
Delbert Trew’s article in the May 2010 issue got one reader's “gray matter” activated.
6/22/2010 9:39:37 AM
Farm Collector readers - smart, helpful and friendly.
6/22/2010 9:24:32 AM
Farmall C gets a block repair from a father/son team in Columbia, MO.
6/21/2010 5:02:10 PM
Responses to Dick McCarley’s mystery tool from June 2010—a tenon cutter or hollow auger.
5/26/2010 2:44:23 PM
"I was 12 years old when my dad, Anton Blaha, put this cedar corner post in the pasture. I took a spike (then referred to as a 1D common nail) and punched my name into the bucket in 1935. ..."
5/26/2010 2:39:15 PM
"Has anyone heard of an extant horse power in which the horse(s) do NOT walk in a full circle? I have some limited century-old information about horse powers used on hay presses where the horse apparently walked backward and forward. ..."
5/26/2010 2:35:44 PM
"My friend has this homemade tool. It’s about 15 inches long and as thick as a 2-by-4. It has a wooden pulley on one end and a hole on the other end. Does anybody know what it was used for?"
5/20/2010 2:25:31 PM
John Bower bought this horse-drawn 2-row corn planter. "Flying Dutchman No. 2 variable drop" is printed on the seed cans. He is looking for information about it.
5/13/2010 4:15:54 PM
1914 Z1 Peerless 25-75 HP steam engine entertains boys, who, at 9 and 7, also own a 1910 Case 32-119.
5/10/2010 5:35:07 PM
Obituaries honor Minneapolis engine owner who once did custom threshing; an immigrants’ son and dedicated father; and steam collector who owned a Port Huron.
5/7/2010 2:02:16 PM
Steam Traction magazine may change with the times, but focus on engines remains constant.
5/4/2010 12:06:32 PM
This is Fred Ballard, 87 years young, and his son, Tom, of Holmes, N.Y., with three of their engines - a 6 HP Fairbanks-Morse ZC, 2 HP Taylor vacuum engine and 1-1/2 HP Fuller & Johnson.
5/4/2010 11:54:51 AM
This is a 1920 5 HP Majestic engine coupled to a 1910 Diamond 6-inch cone burr mill mounted on a John Deere elevator cart.
5/3/2010 2:45:12 PM
Wayne D. Scott helped found the Northern Indiana Historical Power Assn. of Valparaiso, Ind. William H. “Buster” Clem collected antique steam engines.
4/26/2010 12:28:33 PM
"Here is a photo of my Terratrac GT-30. I have been receiving Farm Collector for two years and haven’t seen one of these tractors. It makes me wonder if there aren’t many around or they’re just not worth collecting. ..."
4/26/2010 12:24:22 PM
"Some suggestions and a question. In the April 2010 Farm Collector, Ron Konen wondered how he might fix his cracked Sattley block. Here are a few things I’ve done or seen done that might work, provided it isn’t cracked through into the cylinder (where the piston works). ..."
4/26/2010 12:18:18 PM
"I am 91 years old and I thought maybe your readers would like to see what toys we had as children. This was before batteries and springs were thought of. All you needed was your mother’s sewing basket for spools and some paraffin from jelly glasses. ..."
4/26/2010 12:07:01 PM
"This piece is 6-1/2 inches high, has a base diameter of 3-1/2 inches and has a very sharp 3/4-inch blade with three adjustments. There are no names or markings on it. I would really like to know what it is. ..."
4/26/2010 12:02:08 PM
"Here is a picture of a farm toy I made. ..."
4/26/2010 11:58:47 AM
"When an old farmhouse near my home was demolished and the area was cleared, the contractor found an unusual grinder. When he showed it to me, I expressed such interest that he gave me the rusted treasure. The manufacturer’s name was F.W. Mann Co., Milford, Mass. ... Does anyone know what this might be and if there are parts available?"
4/26/2010 11:32:53 AM
"I enjoyed the article about the Columbian Exposition in the April 2010 issue of Farm Collector. Here in northeast Kansas there is a fond connection with the Columbian Exposition of 1893. A very wealthy man from Wamego, Kan., visited the exposition and was so struck by the event that he returned to Chicago at its close and purchased several exposition artifacts. He then built a theater in Wamego incorporating many of the artifacts he had purchased, and named the building the Columbian Theatre."
4/26/2010 11:25:39 AM
"I have a Texas terrace maker. There is limited information on these unique machines. ... I need the main driveshaft for mine and also hope to learn something about the original paint scheme."
4/12/2010 5:19:22 PM
Waterloo, Lansing, Case, Huber and more among variety of engines in our mailbag. Plus, letters touch on steam school, a wedding and historical photographs.
4/8/2010 4:09:11 PM
"What do you do to fight winter boredom? Too much snow, ice, rain and fog. Why not make a tractor grill! ..."
4/8/2010 4:05:29 PM
"Last November I helped my brother clean up after an estate auction. The old farm shop was full of things accumulated for more than 100 years. We both are collectors, so some stuff didn’t go for scrap. ..."
4/8/2010 3:29:35 PM
"I have restored five of our tractors and farm machinery since 2005. ..."
4/8/2010 3:22:22 PM
"I wanted to compliment Silas Blough, Clarksville, Mich., on the excellent drawing of a Keck-Gonnerman steam traction engine that appeared on the Sprouts page of the April issue of Farm Collector...."
4/8/2010 3:16:47 PM
"I am trying to figure out the manufacturer of a scythe I found at a farm sale. ..."