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.

Adjustable-height rafter drill
When electrification came to the farm, barns made the leap into a new era. But installation of knob and tube wiring was no picnic. Ever wonder how those small holes were drilled into the rafters? This adjustable-height device, built in Springfield, OH, made a challenging job a bit easier.
Photo by Leslie McManus