Equipment

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

Preserving a Waterous Fire Engine and Local Heritage

By Bill Vossler

Volunteers restore a 1908 horse-drawn Waterous fire engine that was thought to have been retired in the 1920s.


Gumming and Filing Machine Solved Cotton Gin Problem

By Glenn Thompson

John R. Smith’s Tri-Plex combined cotton gin saw gumming and filing machine improved the efficiency of early cotton gins.


The Man with a Thousand Saws

Story and photos Jerry Mattson

A Michigan chainsaw collection inspired by a pile of chainsaws in a scrapyard celebrates the Upper Peninsula’s logging heritage.


Rock Star: Fairbanks-Morse Z Rock Crusher

By J.O. Parker

Early rock crushers were critical to crop production – and provided an additional revenue stream on the farm.


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Early Thoughts on the Threshing Machine

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares an 1808 article written on the threshing machine, including the advantages of the using one.


Do You Recognize This Manure Spreader?

By Karl Seggerman

A manure spreader found in a grove doesn’t look like it was manufactured by a major company. Can someone help identify it?


Rebirth of the Humming Bird Thresher

By Bill Vossler

A Minnesota man brings an 80-year-old Wood Bros. Humming Bird thresher back to life after sitting unused for almost 50 years.


International Harvester Manure Spreader Model?

By Erick Egger

A reader has identified a piece of equipment as an International Harvester manure spreader but is it a Low Cloverleaf or Low Corn King model?



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