Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

A brief history of the automatic transmission.

A short history of the rise and fall of Benham, Kentucky.

Since their early days, American sawmills have come a long way.
Atlas Tractor

One brand of tractor that's never heard of today is the Atlas, which was built in Indianapolis, Indiana, by the Lyons-Atlas Company.
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.
Beiler's Run Trestle

Red dog made a good surface material for dirt roads and, as nothing but cast-off waste material, it was fairly cheap.

Sometime around 1941, the Moore & Townsend partnership (my father and my uncle) bought a used Farmall F-30 tractor to replace an old McCormick-Deering...

Ever speculate about what were the most significant new developments in agricultural machinery during the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries? I...

In the early days, tractor companies were abundant, but only a few had what it took to survive.

To start off 2012, here's the story of a tractor that was bright and shiny and new 100 years ago. The International Harvester Company introduced the International Mogul 12-25 — its first lightweight tractor — in 1912. Even though the Mogul 12-25 weighed almost 5 tons, it was a whole lot lighter than the huge, clumsy machines that IHC had been building up until then.
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