Strength in Numbers

Corn Items Collectors Association showcases diverse category

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This Campbell Corn Drill, manufactured in Harrison, Ohio, between 1890 and 1910, features multiple gears. Handsomely restored by collector Roland Thomas, Mondamin, Iowa, and displayed at the CICA exhibit in Harlan, the piece is a remnant of a long-lost time. “If a guy had 20 acres, he had a big field,” Roland says. “And he used this to plant. It just boggles my mind.”