Vintage Fordson Tractor and Grain Binder Photo

Reader Contribution by Wayne Cooper
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Photo courtesy of Wayne Cooper

I was given this photo by my pastor friend. It shows his grandfather with the Fordson tractor pulling a grain binder. The photo was taken near Barkeyville, Pennsylvania, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, in the 1930s.

I am impressed with the grain (oats?). My grandfather lived in Mantua, Ohio, and told of oats yields during the 1930s that were nearly 4 feet tall and averaged 45-inch branches on each stalk.

I would be happy to hear comments from old-timers on this photo. FC

Wayne Cooper, 388 Pine Run Rd., Fombell, PA 16123

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