John Deere at Kalamazoo Valley Antique Engine and Machinery Show

John Deere displays pack Kalamazoo Valley Antique Engine and Machinery club show.

This 1945 John Deere BR and John Deere check wire planter dating to the early 1940s were displayed by Paul and Janet Doughty, Conesville, Ohio. “I check-planted corn when I was 12 or 13,” Paul recalls. “We had a horse planter then. You would see how good a job you could do. You had to remember to keep steady tension on the line.”
Photo By Leslie C. McManus