Can anyone identify this planter? It is marked “Cole Mfg. Charlotte N.C.” I’d like to know the model and a parts diagram would be helpful so I can see what parts are missing. Any information would be appreciated.
Bob Saxton, 6892 Spaulding Road,
West Springfield, PA 16443;
phone: (814) 397-1335;
Does anyone know the purpose/use of this “double rake”? The teeth in front are stationary; the back row moves back and forth. There is no way to control the movement of the back row of teeth. The rake is about 6 feet long. The front row is 25 inches wide and the back row is 1 inch narrower. Thanks!
Clarence Gibbs, Inman, S.C.
When my grandfather bought the farm here in North Carolina in 1878, in the upstairs of the big barn was a threshing machine similar to that shown in these photos. There was a door in a stable downstairs where the belt from the horsepower went to the threshing machine. I remember, as a child, seeing the machine. It was light blue and larger than the one in the photo. I would like information about who made the thresher in the photo. I bought it at an estate sale.
Worth Pickard, 4820 Carbonton Rd., Sanford, NC 27330
I am looking for information on this unusual piece of old equipment. I have had this since the mid-1980s. It is powered by an attached 3 hp Fairbanks-Morse throttle governor engine. It came from the Delhi nursery in Cincinnati, Ohio, where it was once used for making mulch. It appears to be commercially made but I cannot find any identification plates or markings. Does anyone know anything about the builder or where the piece was built?
Doug Herd, (812) 852-4956; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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I saw the photo of the marsh
shoes in the August 2013 issue of Farm Collector. I have two sets of
what they call “swamp” shoes that I bought in 1961 in Portage, Wis.
All I know about them is they used them on the horses’ front hooves in the
swamps of Ohio.
How old do you think they are?
Marvin Pontnack, 421 Barbara St.,
Mount Morris, IL
We recently purchased an old
Myers pump. My husband is going to mount it atop our well to look like it would
be pumping water, but it will be strictly decorative. In looking at it, we can
see a bit of the information on it and would like to find out more of the
history of the pump. The castings are not clear but we think they are:
Myers Glass Valve 944 AUG 7
1039, 1050 The Myers, 1257,
While we were paying for the
pump, a man was looking at it to buy it, not knowing we had just paid for it.
He said that it was a Myers, it was old, and it was a great pump in its day.
That’s what encouraged us to try to find out more of the history. If anyone has
any information, we would greatly appreciate hearing it.
Chris and Sue Guenther,