Relics from the Farm: A Farm Memorabilia Collection
Case manuals, farm memorabilia and more at heart of Ohio collection
A Hart-Parr flyer touting the company’s engineering genius as “Founders of the Tractor Industry.”
A chart showing detailed specifications for the Square Turn tractor manufactured by Square Turn Tractor Co., Chicago.
This Deere & Co. commemorative piece honors the company’s centennial. The inscription on the medallion reads, “He gave to the world the steel plow.”
Special interest publications give deep insight into farm practices of the past. Dr. Salsbury’s Laboratories of Charles City, Iowa, published this 1952 Poultry Health Messenger.
Copies of farm publications — like this 1923 issue of Farm Mechanics — are invaluable to collectors who can trace company histories, product releases and field tests through editorial content.
A stylish promotional piece for the Huber bean and pea thresher, a product of the Huber Co., Marion, Ohio.
Among Jim’s countless memorabilia are pens, wood pencils and bullet pencils given out by farm equipment dealers as promotional pieces.
Jim Meister with an assortment of manuals, literature and memorabilia. The 100-year-old pocket ledger he’s holding contains hand-written notes. Decades ago, farmers used pocket ledgers as part of their record system.
Jim’s hand-held BB maze puzzle, a 1957 John Deere promotional piece.
Jim Meister (left) with his son, Tim, on their beautifully restored 1931 Case Model C.
A set of century-old pocket ledgers from Deering Harvester Co., Chicago and farm equipment manufacturer matchbooks.