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Inside the September issue of
Farm Collector, on newsstands Aug. 19

 September Farm Collector issue, with International Harvester tractor

Collection of Lard Tins Showcases Collector’s Admiration for Pigs – John Harvey, the founder of Classic Tractor Fever, collects antique lard tins to pay homage to his lifelong passion for pigs.

Red Power Round Up Breaks New Ground With Comprehensive Museum Display – To highlight International Harvester’s history, innovation and product diversity, South Dakota Chapter 21 members erected a temporary museum at the annual Red Power Round Up. The museum’s equipment, tractors, implements and dealer displays from the early 1900s filled 96,000 square feet.

Iowa Man Builds a Life Around Passion for Steam Engines – After growing up operating steam engines, an Iowa collector now owns 20 of them, including an 1893 Minneapolis 14-hp return flue engine – the oldest known surviving Minneapolis engine.

U.K. Collector Focuses On Horse- and Hand-Powered Equipment – A Welshman’s collection celebrates his country’s craftsmanship and productivity by focusing on implements and equipment dating from the era of wooden horse-drawn plows to the point where mechanization became widely available.

The Rise of Adriance, Platt & Co. – In business for almost 70 years, the Poughkeepsie, New York-based company made mowers and grain binders. Moline Plow Co. purchased it in 1913, and shuttered it in the 1920s.

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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