Illinois Man's Collection Captures the Essence of Farm Heritage

Ronn Dillavou's collection of "junk" is anything but. The items covering the walls and filling the shelves and cabinets of his corncrib tell stories of our farming heritage.

Wire roller
Likely used in a hardware store, this device was used to create rolls of planter wire or barbed wire. When the spool is removed, the arms collapse and the roll of wire is easily removed.
Photo by Leslie McManus