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Inside the October issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands Sept. 20 

FCM October 2011 cover 

Stewart Grain Shock Loader a Link in Evolution of the Combine The Machinery Museum in Hanley Falls, Minn., houses a unique Stewart grain shock loader from the early 1900s that eliminated some manual labor and set the stage for the combine.

Preserving the Plow A Slater, Mo., man’s collection features 125 plows that trace the evolution of this implement, including ones that date back to the late 1700s.

Fuller & Johnson Gas Engine Returns to Family Two Generations Later — A Missouri man tracks down his grandfather’s 1922 Fuller & Johnson Model N engine 50 years later in California. 

Hay Tools Shine at Show The wide variety of early hay tools were showcased at the annual North American Hay Tool Collectors Assn. show in Ashland, Ohio.

Meloney Scale Measured Dairy Production Efficiency — For dairy farmers in the mid-1800s who needed higher output with a higher quality of milk, devices such as the Meloney Automatic Registering Milk Scale measured the weight and butterfat of each cow’s milk.

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, Natural Home & Garden, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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