Farm Collector February 2017

February 2017
Volume 19, Issue 7

On the cover: An International Harvester 114A cotton picker is back on the job, thanks to attention from members of Southland Flywheelers Antique Tractor & Engine Club.

Photo by Bill Friday.


features
caterpillar
Making the Grade: Caterpillar Auto Patrol
Rare Auto-Patrol featured at Caterpillar anniversary display.
By Bill Vossler

cotton picker
Second Wind for Cotton Harvester
Reviving an International Harvester 114A one-row cotton picker.
By Bill Friday
case
Snap Happy: Photos from the 2016 Show Season
Farm Collector Readers share their favorite show scenes from 2016.
By Leslie C. McManus
Girl cleaning the flue on an engine
Steam Engine Schools
Several steam engine schools offer the opportunity to learn from experienced steam engine instructors.
By the Farm Collector staff





     

departments 
Leslie C. McManus
First Things
Making connections.
By Leslie C. McManus
Torske
Letters
Farm Collector Connects Distant Relatives; Getting a Grip on Collectible Wrenches; Interesting Crescent Tool Co. Wrench; Looking for Plans for Threshing Machine; Manure Spreader Might be a New Idea/Nisco; Monarch Name May Have Been Used Into the 1930s; Remembering Steam Engines
 forks
Let's Talk Rusty Iron
Hand fork has long history as essential farm tool.
By Sam Moore
 Ellyse Greer
Sprouts: A place for kids!
hay lift
First Hand
Uncovering a long-hidden New Idea hay loader.
By James Lacey

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