Rust Man's Holiday at AGSEM

The Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum (AGSEM) is a haven for vintage farm equipment collectors

The "Do Nothing" Machine, owned by Paul Freiling, Fullerton, Calif., and on display at the AGSEM spring threshing bee. Built by Lawrence F. Walstrom, Los Angeles, nearly 50 years ago, the machine "accomplishes absolutely nothing," Freiling noted ... or did, he added with a grin, until he installed a small American flag. "Now it's my flag waver."