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December 2015 Farm Collector

December 2015
Volume 18, Issue 5

On the cover: Americans on the homefront rallied for the war effort during World War II. Scrap drives like this 1942 Oregon scene swept up countless tons of old farm equipment. Photo courtesy OSU Special Collections & Archives.

Salvage Committee
When Plowshares Built Swords
Old iron crucial to World War II victory.
By Bill Vossler
auger working end
The Auger that Helped Build the West
Vaughan post auger an important key to early barbed wire.
By George Wanamaker
original farm vehicle
Wheels of the Past Reclaimed
Reconnecting with a 1947 Dodge.
By Clell G. Ballard
Minneapolis-Moline model
Great Ideas for Gift-Giving
Time to start making your list!

Leslie C. McManus
First Things
The Price of Freedom
By Leslie C. McManus
Let's Talk Rusty Iron
The Twine-Tie Challenge
By Sam Moore
Porsche tractor Tales from Wales
Porsche Tractor Journey Raises Funds for Charity – and Awareness of the Toll of War
By Josephine Roberts
Johnston Harvester Co Iron Age Ads
The Improved Light Harvester
Massey Harris


Bryce OOsterheert-art
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