Mowers, cultivators and plows are just a few of the horse drawn implements in Dave Bromenshenkel's collection
Dave Bromenshenkel, sitting on a J.I. Case Triumph 1-bottom plow, surrounded by pieces in his collection of antique farm machinery. He plans to restore some of the John Deere pieces, once he clears the deck of other projects.
Rock pans were used to weigh down the disc on hard or lump ground so it would penetrate better.
John Deere No. 3 and 4 mowers had a hubcap over the wheel axle; earlier models No. 1 and 2 did not.
Dave's Dain mower.
A chain drive was an unusual feature of the Milwaukee mower.
Front view of a horse-drawn 20-disc implement. The piece has no markings identifying the manufacturer but Dave thinks it might be John Deere.
The Milwaukee No. 6 mower, manufactured by Milwaukee Harvester Co.
Dave with his John Deere No. 4 horse-drawn mower, referred to as the "Big Four," because it has a 5-foot bar instead of the usual 4-foot bar. Wheel lugs differed from company to company and machine to machine.
The John Deere No. 3 mower blade.
A disc with plates cut out to make it work in a potato field; manufacturer unknown.
Dave shows how adjustments were made by the driver on a John Deere 2-row horse-drawn cultivator.
This New Deere gang plow, manufactured in the 1900s, was considered an improved design.
History in the making: The cultivator at left is a 2-row McCormick-Deering horse-drawn cultivator from the 1920s, a later brand name than the one at right, which is an earlier IHC Deering cultivator.