Saturday, June 25, 2016
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

1905 car

The Selden Patent may have advanced the automobile at a faster rate than it might have without such an incentive because other manufacturers didn't want to infringe the patent.
1939 Farmall tractor ad

Sam Moore shares a few humorous poems from his collection of old farm literature.
C-123 Thunderpig

The Air Heritage Musuem has a room that’s filled with flying memorabilia, photos and paintings, models, uniforms and equipment, bomb sights, instrument panels and other aircraft parts.
1903 Haynes Apperson ad

One hundred years ago gas engines and tractors were still pretty new, and most people didn't know what made them go when they ran, or what made them stop when they quit.
Allis-Chalmers Model 6-12

Allis-Chalmers (the name wasn't adopted until 1901) was an old company when tractors came along, having begun in 1847 as Decker & Seville to manufacture buhr mills in Milwaukee.
Woo-Wee Wolf Whistle auto horn ad 1948

Ever wonder why every automobile comes equipped with a horn?
Sam Moore and Harold Probasco

I’ve never told the story of my 2002 visit to Harold Probasco of Huntsville, Utah. When I visited, Howard showed me the two tractors and very generously let me drive them as well.
threshing machine

Years ago, I bought a big stack of American Thresherman magazines from 1924 through 1932. The paper was started by Bascom B. Clarke in 1898, to cater to the many professional thresherman in the country.
toys by Christmas tree

Comparing today's Montgomery Ward Christmas catalog to the Winter 1930-1931 issue.
Pontiac tractor

Plans were to turn out 1,000 Pontiac Tractors for 1919. Apparently the demand for the Pontiac tractor didn’t live up to expectations and columnist Sam Moore doubts if any survived.
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