Friday, February 12, 2016
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

One of the early tractor builders in Ohio was the Ohio Manufacturing Company in Upper Sandusky. In 1899, Samuel S. Morton built a crude tractor in York, Pa., with a large, horizontal, one-cylinder, hopper-cooled Otto engine mounted on a relatively, for the time, light-weight chassis with a short wheelbase.

By SAM MOORE   During most of the 20th century Salem, Ohio, was a hotbed of industrial activity with several large manufacturing plants, such as those...

In March 1939, I was still five months away from my sixth birthday and one more from my first year in a one-room country...

The two Whinery brothers sold Deering farm equipment and other farm supplies, as well as builder's supplies and, in 1915, made the decision to incorporate the business as a stockholder-owned company, probably to raise money to expand the business.

Even though women have, since the beginning of time, labored mightily to help feed, clothe and house their families, as well as bearing the...

When I was a kid I’d hear some of the older farmers in the neighborhood talk of planting something by the dark of the...

How many of you remember the Salona Supply Company? I do, of course. My father, also Sam Moore, was general manager of the firm...

I hope you don’t get tired of the old stories I resurrect — I find them fascinating and hope you do too, plus I...

In a 1917 issue of Gas Review magazine is the following story by a proud papa: “Our boy wanted a gasoline engine, talked about it...

I've been reading about how people traveled long distances during the early decades of the 19th century before the development of the railroads.
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