Thursday, July 18, 2019
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

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.

Learn more about planting corn in checkrows.
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.
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.
Mogul

In 1919, International Harvester Company published 48 letters from satisfied operators describing how they used their tractors and how reliable they were.
Oliver Hart-Parr 28-44

There are tons of interesting stories from the old days of farm equipment manufacturing.
The Whippet automobile

Folks often ask how I think of stuff to write about, and while I sometimes really have to scratch to come up with a subject, especially when a deadline is breathing down my neck, things I see in my travels often trigger a memory that leads to an idea for a story.
Corn husking

During the 1920s, the pros and cons of the new-fangled machines were hotly debated in the farm press.
Newcomen steam engine

Learn more about the Newcomen engines, called "Fire Engines," which were used to pump water from British mines.

Crawler tractors have quite the history.
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