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Marx Wind-Up Climbing Toys

Toys cherished during childhood have a way of becoming relevant again in adulthood. Decades after first playing with a Marx windup climbing toy tractor as a boy, Perry Coziahr came across one at a flea market. That launched a collection that today numbers 60 – and an active restoration operation. “Disassembly and repair are a lot like restoring old farm tractors (another ...

Staff | Sep 21, 2021

Tractors Collections

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A Rare Pair of Walk Behind Tractors

When we think of farm equipment today, we don’t think of department stores where we can buy everything from clothes to appliances – but that is where some of us would have gone looking for such things in the past. In the mid-1800s, salesman Aaron Montgomery Ward traveled through rural America, selling wares to the country and farm folks with no convenient source for “the ...

Staff | Sep 25, 2021

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Tractors Company History

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Oliver and the USSR

There are tons of interesting stories from the old days of farm equipment manufacturing. One, from the 1930s, involves the Oliver Farm Equipment Company and the Russian Communist government and is told by Elmer Baker, Jr. in his Reflections column in the Oct. 21, 1963 issue of Implement & Tractor magazine. Baker (1889 to 1964) had been associated with farm equipment all his ...

Staff | May 3, 2021

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