ENGINES, EQUINES AND EVERYDAY ITEMS EMBODY FARMS OF YESTERYEAR
Inside the March issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands Feb. 17
Three Generations Embrace Steam Traction Tradition With 1913 Gaar-Scott Engine – A North Dakota family happily maintains a friend’s 1913 Gaar-Scott engine, and they all pitch in to operate and display it at the annual Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag, Minnesota.
Remembering the Final Days of Horse-Farming – A Wisconsin man reminisces about his childhood spent farming with horses, and the slow transition to mechanized farming that happened in his community.
Illinois Man’s Collection Captures Essence of Farm Heritage – A collector shares his assortment of locks and keys, corn shellers and planters, signs, cans, barn tools and implements – everyday items found on farms dating from the 1880s to the 1950s – along with his love of helping today’s generation understand why these pieces matter.
Meet the Leyland 154 – For British tractor enthusiasts who grew up in the 1970s, the Leyland 154 is one model that reminds them of their youth. A father, son and family friend refurbish one of these small tractors, and praise its user-friendly design, comfortable ride and quiet motor.
Walter A. Wood Proved an Early Leader in Farm Equipment – The Walter A. Wood Co., a successful manufacturer of mowing and reaping equipment, began in 1852 and employed as many as 2,000 men at its peak.
About Farm Collector
Farm Collector (www.FarmCollector.com) 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. (www.OgdenPubs.com) 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 Farmer 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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