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23rd Annual Power of the Past Antique Engine & Tractor Show

1949 Allis-Chalmers B

Photo courtesy the Power of the Past Antique Engine & Tractor Assn.

The 23rd Annual Power of the Past Antique Engine & Tractor Show will be held in Forest Park, 302 North Locust, Ottawa, Kansas, on Sept. 8-10, and will also host the Gathering of the Orange National Show. The show will feature Allis-Chalmers tractors and Maytag engines, and events will include the Parade of Power, hay baling, kiddie tractor pull, shingle making and garden tractor pull. A free bean supper (with gate fee) will be provided Friday night, with church service Sunday. Dogs are not allowed. Admission is $3 for all three days. For more information, contact (785) 241-0834 or visit

Tractor Brand Mailbox by Distel Grain Systems


If you can wear your heart on your sleeve, why not put it on your mailbox, too? Proudly proclaim your brand loyalty with a fully licensed tractor brand mailbox from Distel Grain Systems. All models feature authentic styling and trademarks, meet U.S. Postal Service specifications and can easily be installed on almost any mailbox post.

Each mailbox features sturdy galvanized steel construction and durable powder-coat finish. Large, heavy-duty estate models are also available in an extra-large size (24in x 12in x 12in), formed of 21 pounds of heavy-duty, 16-gauge welded steel construction with a baked-on powder-coat finish and reinforced opening with magnetic latch.

The offering includes John Deere, Case IH, Farmall, AGCO, Massey Ferguson, Allis-Chalmers and Oliver. Call (800) 426-1848; online at Distel Grain.

Thermocure Rust Remover


Need a rust remover for a cooling system? Thermocure claims to be safe, simple and easy to use. Thermocure restores the engine’s ability to transfer heat to the coolant, which allows the engines to run cooler and last longer. Thermocure works great in automobiles, ATVs, diesels, RVs and tractors.

Thermocure is designed to remove rust scale and deposits from radiators, water pumps, water jackets, engine blocks and heads. The procedure is simple. Once the cooling system is completely drained and coolant is removed from the radiator, add a mixture of Thermocure and water to the radiator. The vehicle should be run for three to four hours up to three days, depending on the amount of rust. The cooling system is then drained and flushed twice with water. Add a high-quality antifreeze after the system is flushed to prevent future problems. Available at Walmart.

Sole Scraper Footwear Cleaner



If you don’t mind tromping about in the mud, but you’re less enthusiastic about dragging it into your pickup, the Sole Scraper may be just the ticket. Attached to the hitch on your vehicle, the scraper makes it easy to clean footwear outside. Available in three sizes, the hitch model is held in place with a lock pin. Easy to attach and remove, it will not interfere with a pull-behind.

The Sole Scraper’s unique design features a blade that cuts into mud and debris, and a brush with 57 rubber bristles to dig into tread.

An outdoor model is available for use at the base of tree stands, enhancing safety when climbing rungs and preventing mud from falling while climbing, the noise of which could scare off that monster buck you have your eye on! Sole Scraper hitch model, $39.99 plus tax and shipping; outdoor model, $59.99 plus tax and shipping; available at

Prizes for 2017 Midwest Old Threshers Reunion

Advance-Rumely steam engine

The Farm Collector crew will be back at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2017!

Join senior editor Leslie C. McManus and advertising sales rep Terri Keitel at our tent across from the food pavilion. We'll be sharing space with the National Hay Tool Collectors Assn. this year, and we'll have the following prizes available from our sponsors:

Heritage Farm Power – Oliver tractor umbrella
Ken Buell
Raymore, Missouri
(816) 322-1898

Klein Brothers Hardware – one pair of overalls
Malinta, Ohio
(419) 256-7741

Hagerty Insurance – Hagerty gift bag
Traverse City, Michigan
(877) 922-9701

SpecCast – Oliver 1750 Diesel Wide Front toy tractor
Dyersville, Iowa
(563) 875-8706

Little Rumely Man, by Beth Douglass Silcox
Noblesville, Indiana

Astragal Press – The Point of It All: Understanding the Designs and Variations in Antique Barbed Fencing
Finney Company, Inc.
5995 149th Street West, Suite 105
Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124
(952) 469-6699

Farm To Feet – sock drawer makeover with 10 pairs of socks
Nester Hosiery
Mount Airy, North Carolina
(336) 891-3222

35th Annual Old Trusty Antique Engine & Collectors Show

Oliver tractor

The 35th Annual Old Trusty Antique Engine & Collectors Show, takes place Sept. 9-10, 2017, in Clay Center, Nebraska. Hosting the Minneapolis-Moline Collectors Inc. National Summer Convention. Also featuring Waterloo-built gas engines. Tractor pulls, threshing, corn shelling, ensilage cutting, sawmill, heritage craftsmen, parade daily, antique autos and trucks. Kids pedal pulls, museum quilt show daily, ride the free shuttle. Large indoor-outdoor flea market – antiques, crafts, collectibles and many treasures. Country music and BBQs. Join Friday's tractor drive or trail ride. See big Allis in Ag Hall. Grandstand shows included in admission fee. Come join us! Contact (402) 726-2487;

Win the Last "Angel Tractor"!

1950 Ford 8N

For 21 years Power of the Past Tractor Club disassembled and restored vintage tractors to create “The Angel Tractor” to benefit children and adult residents of Holy Angels with intellectual and developmental disabilities and delicate medical conditions. This year’s tractor is a 1950 Ford 8N. For more information, go to

Send check or money order to:

Power of the Past Tractor Club/BB
P.O. Box 2244
Huntersville, NC 28070

1 ticket for $1
6 tickets for $5
15 tickets for $10

• Your name and phone number with area code must be included with ticket purchase request.
• SASE must accompany request to receive receipt.

Drawing at Cotton Ginning Days, Dallas, North Carolina, Oct. 15, 2017. Winner need not be present.

All orders must be received by Oct. 14, 2017, to be eligible. Winner responsible for taxes and delivery. Winner may elect to receive $2,000 cash instead of tractor. Void where prohibited.