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Inside the January issue of
Farm Collector, on newsstands Dec. 17

                                                                           Farm Collector January 2014 cover

Antique Sleds Provide Sideline for Hay Tool Collector – While researching hay carriers made by Hunt, Helm, Ferris & Co., an Iowa collector begins collecting and restoring ornate sleds made by the company.

Early Nelson Engine Resurfaces as a Family Heirloom – More than 30 years after his grandfather abandoned an early 1900s 8-hp Nelson gas engine by a creek, the grandson enlists the family to find, excavate and restore the piece.

Conversion Kits Equipped Early Fords for Winter Snow – A Minnesota collector delights friends and family with rides in his restored 1928 Ford Model A Super Snow Bird, a precursor to today’s snowmobile.

Collection of Equipment Advertising Traces Industry’s Evolution – An Ohio collector builds a lifetime collection of vintage ads for tractors and farm machinery, noting changes in technology, marketing techniques and characterization of the farm family.

Farm Shed Reveals Its Treasure – Collectors call upon a 1941 Dodge WC 1/2-ton to haul a 1937 Fiat car from an Idaho shed – the first time it saw daylight since the early 1950s.

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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