Collecting Small-Scale Farm Equipment

A Missouri man gathers what may be the smallest farm equipment.

Darrell Carter with his collection of cornhusking pegs
Sitting on the running board of his 1928 International truck, Darrell Carter holds a homemade "corn-kicker" from the antique hand tool collection of the Fair Grove Historical & Preservation Society. With a sharp metal blade and ankle strap, the corn kicker was buckled on near the wearer's ankle, creating a means of cutting corn stalks just above ground level while keeping both hands free to carry stalks to the shock being constructed. Also displayed is part of Darrell's collection of vintage cornhusking pegs.
Photo by Ron McGinnis