Antique farm machinery, old farm equipment, vintage farm implements, old farm tools and more.

Balloons in the Air: Promoting the Elward Harvester

By the Farm Collector staff

This chromolithograph poster for the Elward Harvester used text balloons to display the advertiser's message.

Need Leads on Early Sheller

By the Farm Collector staff

A reader seeks information on his recently purchased corn sheller.

Hay Carrier Invention Sparks Hardware Line

By Millicent Ferris

Henry L. Ferris’ hay carrier launches the Starline.

1975 Cub Cadet to Custom Wrecker

By Fred Hendricks

A fleet of custom Cub Cadets totally equipped for every eventuality.


The Patents of John R. Morris

By Ron Baird

Early industrialist John R. Morris tackled everything from tools to barns.

Collecting Stove Nameplates

By Clell G. Ballard

12 reasons to consider collecting stove nameplates.

International Harvester Co. and the New Bettendorf

By the Farm Collector staff

This advertising sign for New Bettendorf Steel Gear Wagons was issued by the International Harvester Co.

Antique Corn Collectibles at The Barns

By Loretta Sorensen

Iowa farmer builds museum of corn collectibles.