Farm Life

Life on the land, farm shows, lessons from the past and more

Documentary Brings 1919 Tractor to Life

By the Farm Collector staff

The 1919 Walla Walla Tractor Show documentary tells the story of the biggest agricultural exposition west of the Mississippi.

Battling on the Home Front

Column by Delbert Trew

Battle on the home front. Learn how belt pulleys V-belts helped aging equipment bring in crops during World War II.

Join the Facebook Auction Crowd

Story by Sara Jordan-Heintz

Learn about the farm collector Facebook auctions, and discover a plethora of antiques and much more all just a click away.

Iron Age Ads: Hoard's Dairyman

Article by the Farm Collector staff

Farm Collector reader Joseph Buccellato from New Jersey sent images of pages from an 1894 edition of Hoard's Dairyman.


Iron Age Ads: Speed-Changing Pulley Has Big Impact

Article by the Farm Collector staff

Early farm equipment was notoriously dangerous and cantankerous. As a result, little was dearer to the farmer’s heart than safe, efficient farm equipment.

Grandfather and Gaar-Scott Steam Engine

Letter submitted by Kerry Livgren

The Photo shows a Gaar-Scott steam engine and what looks like a weary crew. My Grandfather worked on many of those old threshing machines.

Across the Country in a Chalmers Touring Car

Column by Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares the tale of the Toube family, who traveled 6,000 miles from Maine to the West Coast in a 1909 Chalmers touring car, with 315 of those miles going backwards.

Postcards Capture the Romance of the Rails

Column by Anthony B. Lovelace

Discover postcards from the past as we delve into the history of a series of railways stories in a once in a lifetime experience.


Farm Collector April 16Farm Collector is a monthly magazine focusing on antique tractors and all kinds of antique farm equipment. If it's old and from the farm, we're interested in it!

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