Unique antique farm equipment reminder of South Dakota history at Heritage Hall Museum
Original catalog illustration showing an Avery open delivery car, a model similar to the Farm and City Tractor.
Kevin Albrecht, Heritage Hall Museum board member, holds the wooden plugs originally used in the wheels of the Avery Farm and City tractor. The plugs provided traction in the field, and protected paved city streets when the tractor made trips to town. At back: Museum Curator Russ Waltner.
A 1909 Avery Farm and City tractor.
Very fine original paint identifying the Farm and City tractor. The lettering appears on each side of the tractor, just below the seat.
Close-up showing the Avery’s chain drive.
A collection of vintage oilcans at Heritage Hall.
Careful restoration has preserved a fine artifact of nearly a century ago.
A Belle City thresher on display at Heritage Hall. Belle City’s smallest thresher (16 by 24 inches) could process 20-40 bushels of wheat or 40-60 bushels of oats per hour. The line’s largest unit (32 by 40 inches) produced 60-100 bushels of wheat or 110-118 bushels of oats in the same time.
This International Harvester Mogul sideshaft stationary engine provided power for electric lights in a rural home.