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Looking for leads on early horse-drawn grader?

 This unique, early horse- or mule-drawn grader has been loaned to the Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum. The one-piece circular blade can be positioned (using two levers) to move material left or right or carry it straight ahead. The two levers are cast with the name J.D. Adams, Indianapolis, Ind. We’d like to learn more about this unit. Anyone with ...

David Ruark | May 6, 2020


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A Testament to Craftsmanship

ne evening I attended a mini-school on pumps held by one of our suppliers. An older fellow from a plumbing firm in Hull, Iowa, was there as well. During the course of the evening, he mentioned having a couple old pumps. He had been to our museum, and said if the pumps were cleaned up, they’d look nice there. He later delivered them to the supplier for me to pick up on my ...

Staff | Mar 9, 2021

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