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Garden tractor 

A mate of mine found this piece of machinery and I have been trying to positively identify it. The differential indicates that it is a powered machine. From the general appearance, it appears to be an early garden tractor. In research I have done, the closest thing I have found is a Rede, an early version with multi-spoked wheels, but this is not positive. Would any Farm Collector readers be able to identify this piece? Very few of these types of machines were used in Australia and there is little knowledge about them.

Ron Waterhouse, Parkerville, Western Australia; email:

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I found this spoon while sorting through my deceased father-in-law’s belongings. The top side has the Emerson-Brantingham logo surrounded by the words “Emerson-Brantingham Farm Machinery: Hay Tools-Drills-Planters-Harrows-Cultivators-Plows-Rockford Ill.” The reverse side of the handle lists “Gas Engines-Wagons-Tractors-Spreaders-Threshers-Vehicles and the Emerson Foot Lift Plow.”

The marking “Wallace A14” (on the back) is probably the maker of the spoon. 

I would be interested to know more about the spoon. Was it part of a set given to buyers or just a single promotional item? How many were made? How old is it?

Ray Danielson, Belleville, Kansas; email



We found these photos among family possessions.
Can anyone identify what is being done in these scenes?

Thomas Cummings, 8912 70th St.,
Kenosha, WI 53142-7633; email





I’ve enclosed a photo of a set of eveners (or doubletrees) for a team of horses or mules. They were bought at an auction west of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. What implement would they have been used on? One man said it would have been from a plow. However, I do not understand that. The only guess I have is, it might be from a seed drill. This is the only implement that I’ve been unable to understand how it was hooked on.

The crescent-shaped piece at the top measures 9-1/2 inches wide; each long piece connecting to it measures 18 inches long. Each of the two horizontal pieces at the bottom measures 29 inches long.

Ken Larsen, P.O. Box 5452 Stn. Main,
Devon AB, Canada T9G 1Y2

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Minneapolis Moline side

Last summer, I saw this Minneapolis-Moline tractor along Rt. 28 about 20 miles south of Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. Can anyone identify this tractor? I had two 1950 8N Fords and two 9Ns: I bleed gray.

Donald Ober, 333 Maple Ave., Manheim, PA 17545

Minneapolis Moline front 

Minneapolis Moline back 


wright chain hoist

I have a Wright 4-ton chain hoist. It is not stuck, but will only move slightly. Would appreciate information from anyone with a parts book or knowledge of its internal workings.

John Griffin, (707) 529-7535; email


Cattle waterer

We know this is a nose pump waterer (cattle waterer). There are no markings on it. It is 20 inches high and 29 inches wide, and the trough is 9 by 25 by 3 inches deep. Does anyone know who made it or where it was made?

Leon Osterhaus, 900 U.S. Hwy 36, 
Seneca, KS 66538; (785) 336-2314;

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