Letters to the Editor

Watching for a unique binder from the past


| June 2007



I have been a subscriber for a number of years now, and I eagerly look in each issue for a photo or mention of a piece of equipment we had on the farm when I was a boy in the 1930s and 1940s. I'm looking for a corn binder that tied the bundle with the stalks lying down. The brand was either McCormick or Deering, but not McCormick-Deering.

My dad cut the tongue off and pulled it with the tractor. I rode on it many miles. He had two of them and used one for parts.

I've been to old equipment shows and have seen many old corn binders but they all tied the bundle with the stalks in an upright position. Knowing there is still one out there would bring joy to my old memories.

- Fred Fischer
3123 E. Grand River Road
Williamston, MI 48895
e-mail: fischbones@peoplepc.com