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

August 2011 cover


Iowa Man Builds Museum Around Horse-drawn Equipment — J.R. Pearson created The Barn to display his collection of working horse-drawn farm equipment and buggies. His unique pieces include a Canadian sod breaker designed for a team of four, a wooden Cloverleaf manure spreader and a fire horse harness.

Memories of a Steam-Powered South Carolina Sawmill — In his first summer job as a log grader in his grandfather’s sawmill, a South Carolina teen experienced the power, dangers and innovation of steam-powered industry in America.

Minnesota Man Restores 1922 Grain Thresher — A rare 1922 Wagner-Langemo “Hooverizer” gets restored in time to be displayed at the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion. Initially nicknamed after Herbert Hoover, this piece is largely made of wood and utilizes a straw auger instead of letting straw fall into blowers.

Ford’s Revolutionary New Tractor Design — Henry Ford built at least 50 experimental tractors in his efforts to mechanize farming, ultimately resulting in the light and maneuverable Fordson. It was the most popular tractor in Great Britain by the end of WWII.

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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