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2012 Yesteryear Brand Farm Machinery Show

For Immediate Release: 

Yesteryear Brand Farm Machinery Show
Hosted by Crawford Antique Farm Machinery Association

Bucyrus, Ohio – The Crawford Antique Farm Machinery Association (CAFMA) will be hosting the Ohio/Regional Yesteryear Brand Farm Machinery Show.  The show will be held June 14, 15 & 16, 2012 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Bucyrus, Ohio.  “The centerpiece of our 12th Annual Farm Equipment Show will feature a wide array of yesteryear brands of farm tractors and equipment.  This show will draw collectors of vintage farm machinery from Ohio and the surrounding states.  We believe this special attraction will be the first of its kind for this part of the country.  There will also be numerous attractions relating to antique farm machinery that will interest the entire family,” stated Earl Smith, President of the Crawford Antique Farm Machinery Association.

2012 Yesteryear Brands Show 
These tractors are a small sampling of the vast array of yesteryear farm equipment brands to be featured at the 12th Annual Crawford Antique Farm Machinery Show. The event will be held June 14, 15 & 16, 2012 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Bucyrus, Ohio.    

Within a forty-five mile radius of Bucyrus there were numerous farm equipment manufacturers.  These companies sprang forth during America’s Industrial Revolution  and each contributed to the evolving agriculture progress before their eventual demise.  In addition, countless companies across Ohio and the surrounding states were dedicated to farm equipment manufacturing.  It is fitting to host a show of antique farm equipment reminiscent of those early advancements in agriculture engineering.  Those nearby firms and their products include:

Aultman & Taylor Machinery Company - Mansfield, Ohio
  Traction engines and field tractors 
Burch Plow Works – Crestline, Ohio
  Plows and scrappers 
Centaur Tractor Corporation – Greenwich, Ohio
  Garden and field tractors
Cobey Manufacturing Company – Galion, Ohio
  Wagons, spreaders, and other field equipment 
Dauch Manufacturing Company – Sandusky, Ohio
  Sandusky tractor 
Fate-Root-Heath Company – Plymouth, Ohio
  Plymouth and Silver King tractors 
Hadfield-Penfield Steel Company – Bucyrus, Ohio
  After market half-tracks 
Huber Manufacturing Company – Marion, Ohio
  Revolving hay rake, traction engines, threshers & tractors 
Ohio Cultivator Company – Bellevue, Ohio
  Planters, cultivators, hay press, hay loaders, Blackhawk Planter and Ohio manure spreader 
Ohio Manufacturing Company – Upper Sandusky, Ohio
  Whitney two-plow tractor
Shelby Truck & Tractor Company – Shelby, Ohio
  Shelby tractor
Shunk Manufacturing Company – Bucyrus, Ohio
   Wagons and plows
Tiffin Wagon Company – Tiffin, Ohio
 Wagons and shellers 

The Crawford Antique Farm Equipment Show offers an educational and fun-filled experience during the three-day event.  Whether you are connected with farming or interested in the tools and methods used to produce the food for your family, you will find something of interest at this year’s show.  For additional information, contact Earl Smith, President of CAFMA at Phone: 419-569-3285.



Media Relations:
Fred Hendricks
Crawford Antique Farm Machinery Association
Phone: 419.569.3050