Hay Carrier and Hay Tool Collectors Meet for Annual Show

Hay carriers and hay tools star at annual North American Hay Tool Collectors Assn show in Ohio

U.S. Wind Engine & Pump Co. carrier
The top selling hay carrier at the NAHTCA auction was this U.S. Wind Engine & Pump Co. carrier manufactured in Batavia, Ill. Patented April 4, 1878, it runs on a 2-by-4-inch wood track positioned vertically and topped with a cast iron rail. The carrier has a set of three rollers on each top side to roll on the track and an idler wheel under the track to keep it in position. It was purchased by Dennis McGrew, Lawrence, Mich.