We have compiled 69 years of Farm Collector, Gas Engine Magazine, and The Iron-Men Album (Steam Traction), bringing you the most popular antique tractors, engines, and farm equipment ever made …delivered on a flash drive that plugs into the USB port on your favorite device. Whether you’re interested in antique tractors and farm equipment or stationary gas engine information, use our search function to bring up all of the great information we’ve collected! For collectors and enthusiasts, dreamers and restorers, newcomers and lifelong collectors, this archive has you well covered.
By bringing together this complete collection of articles and photographs, we get to share the vast archives we've been able to accumulate over the years, much of it made possible thanks to you, our readers!
Today, as we forge ahead into a new and uncharted media landscape, we continue to invest in ways to deliver the most relevant and valuable content in the most efficient and innovative formats. This digital archive contains over 19,400 articles formatted for optimal viewing on computers.
In addition to the ability to search the entire archive or browse by each month and year, the interface contains enhanced search features.
We hope this digital archive provides you with endless hours of inspiring and practical advice as we continue our journey together.
This archive uses your preferred Internet browser to view content, but an Internet connection is not required. However, many articles – especially web posts and articles printed in the last five years – also contains links to other websites. An Internet connection is required for these links to work properly.
System requirements: Windows 2000/XP and Mac OS X 10.3 or later. For optimal results use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.
Take a trip to a simpler era, when inventors crafted solutions that required neither chips nor circuit boards – just plain old American ingenuity. This collection features a variety of tools, presented with original photos and text. Can you identify these mystery items without looking at the descriptions?
All of the tools come from the pages of Farm Collector, a magazine for collectors of vintage farm equipment. In the monthly What Is It? feature, readers contribute photos of objects and others pitch in to identify the items (often sharing memories of personal experience with long-forgotten tools). The popular articles have been running for 12 years, and this collection draws from that rich archive to present some of the most inventive of inventions and most curious of curiosities.
The Complete Archives on CD — Everything published in Gas Engine Magazine from 1966 through 2004. Four fully-searchable individually wrapped compact disks featuring nearly 7,000 articles.
*PC requirements: CD-ROM drive (auto-start should be enabled). Microsoft® Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) or newer; with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 or newer, or Netscape 7 or newer. You will also need Java Virtual Machine (VM) version 1.3 (free download from www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp) or newer browser plug-in with Java enabled on your browser and computer.
Mac requirements: Mac OS X with Netscape X 7.1 (available free from www.versiontracker.com) and Java (available free from www.apple.com/java). For Mac OS 9.2.2, CD must be run in Netscape 7.0.2 with Apple MRJ 2.2.5 (Both available free from www.versiontracker.com).
Harvesting Heritage: 150 Years of the American Farm, a special collector's edition featuring more than 35 great essays from Sam Moore, author of Let's Talk Rusty Iron as featured in Farm Collector!
As a student of the past, Moore learned his lessons well. Paying careful attention to instructions from his elders, he not only learned the old ways but gained a full appreciation for them. Today, he can tell you not only how farms were once operated, but why farmers did things the way they did.
In his regular columns, Moore brings long-forgotten characters to life: neighbors, harvest crews, local mechanics and farm wives of decades past make encore appearances, sharing their wisdom and a laugh or two. Early farm practices and the routines of everyday life of half a century ago are recounted in a fresh new way, flavored both with nostalgia and a healthy dose of reality. Sometimes the old ways were the best ways; other times, not so much.
Deeply researched and beautifully written, Moore's essays recapture a time now irretrievably lost - but easily glimpsed through the pages of this exciting new edition.