TAG : farm implements

14-disc harrow

Preserving an IH 14-Disc Harrow

I recently helped clean up some property and found this old International Harvester 14-disc harrow at the edge of the woods. The owners told me I could have it. When I got it home, I made some repairs. It has the original discs and from what I can tell, it’s a 9B or 10A. International built ...

broadcast seeder

Restoring a Broadcast Seeder

In the spring of 2020, a fellow from Hardwick, Minnesota, stopped by. He said he had been driving by our museum for 20 years, and had been watching as more and more buildings were added. He asked if we would like his dad’s old grain drill (which likely started out as Granddad’s old grain ...


Restoring a Single-Horse Mower

Sammy Epps never imagined he would take up the hobby of restoring and collecting vintage farm equipment. However, when knee surgery took him off the tennis court and the pandemic converted him into a homebody, Sammy decided it was time to take up a new hobby. “I didn’t know anything ...

cotton sorter

Does this cotton seed sorter ring a bell?

I have this piece, which is stenciled with the words Carolina Cotton Seed Sorter. I’ve searched everywhere for information about it but have not found anything. Does anyone know anything about this? Clarence Gibbs, Inman, South Carolina Editor’s note: We’ve run this up a few ...


Flax: The Stubborn Crop

It’s easy to romanticize rural life 200 years ago. Old lithographs show bucolic farm scenes of horse-drawn plows, blacksmiths at the forge and women running spinning wheels. In reality, it was a time when literally every aspect of life demanded inordinate and nearly relentless amounts of ...

Farm Collector Magazine

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