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Farm Collector August 2016

August 2016
Volume 19, Issue 1

On the cover: A 1963-64 Minneapolis-Moline M602 diesel (left) and a 1957 Minneapolis Moline 5-Star, both from the collection of Dave Nelson, Belmond, Iowa.

Photo by Bill Vossler.


features
Being Neighborly Media
Being Neighborly: Building an Antique Tractor
An Iowa man built his collection around antique tractors he grew up seeing at neighbors' farms.
By Bill Vossler
Cushman Media
The Cushman Engine Connection
Maker of the legendary Cushman "binder" engine featured at Mt. Pleasant show.
By Leslie C. McManus
Andy Kappers
Starting Young with Old Iron
International Harvester collector sets lifetime goals for his old iron collection.
By Gretchen Mensink Lovejoy
Cushman Motor
Innovation Leads to Early Success at Cushman Motor Co.
The history of the Cushman Motor Co.
By the Farm Collector staff
Antique Tape Measure
Development of the Pocket Tape Measure
Pocket tape measures are found in many homes yet are a fairly recent development.
By George Wanamaker
3-Point Hitch
Remembering the Innovative 3-Point Hitch Tractor
Ferguson enthusiasts commemorate the 80th anniversary of the first 3-point hitch tractor and other Ferguson milestones.
By Robert Sybrandy

departments 
Leslie C. McManus
First Things
Use Memory to Bring New Life to Old Iron
By Leslie C. McManus
Auction Buy Media
Letters to the Editors
Looking for information on auction buy.
John Bean
Let's Talk Rusty Iron: The John Bean Mfg. Co.
One major player in the agricultural sprayer business was the John Bean Mfg. Co. of San Jose, California, and Lansing, Michigan.
By Sam Moore
Laynie Sherwood
Sprouts
A place for kids!




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