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Inside the January issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands Dec. 18

FCM January 2013 Cover

Collection of Farm Memo Books Returns to Life in Online Archive – An Oregon-based graphic artist with a passion for collecting farm memo books starts an online archive to connect others to the past.

Ingenuity Overcomes Challenge of Snow-Covered Rural Roads – Idaho’s deep snow and remote locations led early 1900s postal carriers to modify vehicles such as a 1928 Model A Ford Phaeton with a Snow Bird kit and a 1930 Ford Model A coupe with WWII balloon-type tires to keep the mail service running.

Little Log House Show Offers Unique Setting for Old Iron – The Little Log House Antique Power Show in Hastings, Minn., offers visitors a look at more than 50 restored buildings as well as displays of antique tractors, engines and steam engines, a flea market, vintage construction equipment demonstrations, and more.

Pedal Tractor Collection Starts With Dumpster Diving – A Mora, Minn., man finds a rare Case VAC pedal tractor in a dumpster, beginning a collection that contains four dozen off-the-beaten path brands and tin and steel models.

Ford Model B Spurs Development of Nebraska Tractor Tests – When a scam artist marketed a deeply flawed tractor as the Ford Model B (unrelated to Henry Ford and his automotive line), he could have had no idea what he'd set in motion: the Nebraska Tractor Tests Laboratory, which remains an active industry watchdog nearly 100 years later.

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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