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July 2015 

July 2015
volume 17, issue 12

On the cover: This half-scale Waterloo Boy tractor is the work of Mike Hill and his grandson, Vince Koenig, Lake Havasu, Ariz. Photo by Dave Koenig; photo illustration by Karen Rooman.


features
Second Nature
Second Nature
Operating steam engines comes easily for Minnesota woman.
By Bill Vossler
Peelers, Parers, Pitters & Seeders
Peelers, Parers, Pitters & Seeders
Early devices eased labor-intensive kitchen chores.
By George Wanamaker
Scaled to Perfection
Scaled to Perfection
Granddad, grandson join forces on half-scale Waterloo Boy.
By Leslie C. McManus
The Rise & Fall of an Industry
The Rise & Fall of an Industry
Remembering the glory days of tractor manufacture Down Under.
By Dr. Graeme R. Quick
Pumping Iron
Pumping Iron
Pump jacks kept the water flowing.
By Leslie C. McManus
A Year for Slough Hay
A Year for Slough Hay
1930s-era drought levies heavy toll on northern Illinois dairy farm.
By Clyde Eide

departments 
Leslie McManus  First Things
Think, think & then think again.
By Leslie C. McManus
Let's Talk Rusty Iron
Let's Talk Rusty Iron
Tackling the mower challenge.
By Sam Moore
Letters

Letters

Iron Age Ads
Iron Age Ads
Behold the Champion.
What Is It?
What Is It?
Can you name these gizmos and gadgets?
First Hand
First Hand
Better than new: 1959 Farmall 340 restored for a new century.
By Chuck Truesdale
Product Parade
Product Parade
It's All Trew
It's All Trew
The art of the deal.
By Delbert Trew
Sprouts
Sprouts
A place for kids.




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