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Inside the July issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands June 19 

July 2012 Cover 

Couple Veers Off-Course to Pursue 1913 Case Steam Engine A Minnesota collector takes a 950-mile detour while on vacation to look over an abandoned 1913 Case steam engine he’d heard about. (It was worth the drive.)

Farm Relics Find a Home in Rural New York Hardware Store Open since 1920, Cato (N.Y.) Hardware displays a pristine 1910 Class 900 cash register; a fully operational Columbian Rope Co. measuring meter; a DuPont Model 20 blasting machine; a solid American chestnut wagon wheel hub; and a mint condition 1880s Dutton Easy Draft plow. 

Dozens of Diversions at Great Oregon Steam-Up Editor Leslie McManus offers insights into many of the interesting pieces found at the Great Oregon Steam-Up, held on the grounds of the Antique Powerland Museum Association in Brooks, Ore. 

Iowa Man Celebrates Area’s Role in Hybrid Corn Development An Earling, Iowa, man’s museum showcases corn-related implements, tools and memorabilia from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s. His biannual Hybrid Corn Pioneers Historical Expo shares how corn shaped Iowa’s agricultural history, and how hybrid corn development (in which local farmers were involved) drove significant changes in American agriculture.

John Deere Joins Bicycling Craze Columnist Sam Moore details the bicycle’s evolution, including two periods when John Deere sold their own lines.

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 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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