Simple Pleasures: Tractor Collections

Old iron and tractor collections bring happiness and therapeutic benefits to collectors from different walks of life.

Another implement Paul recently added to his collection: a beet lifter built by Bedford Plough & Engineering Co. Ltd., Ampthill Road, Bedford, England. The company’s 1940 catalogue describes this implement as “a strongly constructed lifter embodying several features and advantages. It will effectually lift beets, parsnips, carrots, turnips, chicory, Brussels stalks etc., and also subsoil. The lifter raises the beet without damage, and is light draught for two horses.”
Photo by Josephine Roberts