Hay Tool and Cast Iron Seat Collectors Engage in Joint Venture

Two-day spring show unites hay tool collectors and cast iron seat group for exchange of ideas.

Carriage Steps
Detail of carriage steps in Ernie Thackery’s collection. One step carries the initials M&T accompanied by an image of an elephant. Ernie says some have speculated that it might be a step from a Mansur & Tebbetts White Elephant carriage. Alvah Mansur partnered with Charles Deere of John Deere Plow Co. on several business ventures in the late 1800s.
Photo by Leslie C. McManus