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.

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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