The Character of Corn Planter Lids

Cast Iron planter lids kept moisture and insects out from getting into the seed corn, and also served as a convenient place for companies to advertise their names.

John McNamara with some of his roughly 300 cast iron corn planter lids. He says that he doesn't just take pride in his older one, but also likes his newest, a modern, plastic, curved Cole from North CArolina. He also collects grain drill ends and mower tool box lids.
Photo by Gary Van Hoozer