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Farm Collector July 2016

July 2016
Volume 18, Issue 12

On the cover: A handsomely restored 1913 12 hp Heider B tractor, one of a trio of early Heiders in Marvin Stochl's collection.

Photo by Bill Vossler; photo illustration by Karen Rooman.


features
Heider B tractor
Heider Tractors Are Three of a Kind
A rare trio of Heider tractors showcases the innovation of the Heider tractor line.
By Bill Vossler
Doug de Shazer
Hay Day: Collecting Hay Tools
Nebraska man preserves farm practices of the past in his museum devoted to hay tools.
By Loretta Sorensen
Van Winkle cotton gin
Southland Flywheelers Bring Van Winkle Cotton Gin Out of Deep Slumber
The Southland Flywheeler Antique Tractor & Engine Club in Alabama restores a circa-1880 cotton gin and get it running on steam power.
By Bill Friday
Aaron Montgomery Ward
Montgomery Ward & Co. Catalogs Brought Marketplace to American Farmsteads
Early retailer focused on rural residents by mailing Montgomery Ward catalogs, which offered thousands of items.
By George Wanamaker
Men hay stack
Appreciating the Hay Hook
The hay hook, a simple device, made grueling job easier.
By Clell G. Ballard



departments 
Leslie C. McManus
First Things
Share Your Best Idea with Us!
By Leslie C. McManus
portable blacksmith shop interior
First Hand
Portable Blacksmith Shop Brings Old Trade to Shows.
By Larry F. Whitesell
John Deere 620
Letters to the Editor
One Dirty Job: Baling Hay and Threshing Peanuts, Identify a Vintage Hay Loader, John Deere 620 Standard Makes Harvesting a Joy, Oliver Tractor: A Father-Son Restoration Project, Looking for Manufacturer of Antique Kit Mower, A Case of Old Iron Fever, Horse-Drawn 1912 Tower Cultivator Restoration, Location of Sawmill Steam Engine.
Case International Harvester tractor
Between the Bookends
Farm Tractor Books to Add to Your Bookshelf.
Squaring logs painting
Let's Talk Rusty Iron
Evolution of the Early Sawmill.
By Sam Moore
Brandon Bellefontaine art
Sprouts
A place for kids!




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