Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

1948 Gibson Model E tractor

In 1933, Harry Gibson started the Gibson Manufacturing Co. in Seattle, Washington, as a heavy machine shop.
barbed wire

Probably the first patent for a form of barbed wire was issued to Leonce Grassin-Baledans in 1860 in France during World War I.

Located in northeastenr Ohio, in Auburn, Ohio, Lewis and Walter Brockway first built the American Garden Tractor, and then formed the Leader Tractor Company in 1940.

I don’t claim to be “restoring” a tractor, as to me that means making it exactly as it was when new, an almost impossible undertaking unless one has unlimited funds.
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.
drawing of eruption of Tambora

Sam Moore's grandfather, who was born in 1867, used to tell of hearing the old-timers, including his own grandfather, tell of the year when the Fourth of July was celebrated by throwing snowballs.

A brief history of the automatic transmission.
Pre-war Case VC

As late as the early 1930s, small acreage farmers with only two or three horses and wanting to go to power farming were left with few options.
Navy Dairy Farm

Did you know that for about 80 years, the United States Navy was in the dairy farm business, and for several decades even operated a hog farm?

(Thankfully) my wife and I never had the pleasure of a shivaree as newlyweds