Collectible Corn Items: The Corn Item Collectors Association

Corn Items Collectors display varied category at regional meet.

Shock tyers from the collection of Joe Isler. Tyers were used to tighten the rope when shocking wheat or corn. Commonly used from 1900-1940, the devices came in countless sizes and configurations, and ran the gamut from homemade to manufactured. One even resembled a short ladder with a ratchet attached, designed for use by children. “The ladder made it easier for them to reach the shock so they could tie it,” Joe says.