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Inside the December issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands Nov. 20 

Farm Collector December 2012 issue cover 

Illinois Town Relishes Title of “Windmill Capital of the World” – Even today, Batavia, Ill., keeps its heritage as the hub of windmill manufacturing alive and well.

1914 Avery Kid Thresher Still Going Strong – After a northwest Missouri gas and steam engine club gives this find a thorough restoration, it runs like the day it was new. 

Osborne No. 8 Reaper Eased Manual Harvest Work – A Minnesota collector of horse-drawn farm implements finds and restores a 1912 Osborne No. 8 reaper.  

Companies Usher Tractors Into Modern Age With Streamlined Look – Columnist Sam Moore recounts the late 1930s, when tractor manufacturers offered more streamlined options, much like their automobile counterparts.

Holidays of Yesteryear Marked by Quest for Perfect Tree – Clell Ballard reminisces about helping his family find their annual Christmas tree in the Idaho forests and tree farms. 

About Farm Collector 
Farm Collector ( is a monthly publication celebrating vintage farm equipment. Since 1998, Farm Collector has featured unique collections, extensive renovation projects, early farm practices and related attractions. Enthusiasts also turn to Farm Collector for previews of notable shows and auctions, and extensive classified advertising.

About Ogden Publications Inc.  
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Living, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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