Friday, March 5, 2021
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Two of my ancestors on my mother's side of the family took part in the forgotten war, the War of 1812, in its campaign in Ohio.
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.
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.
1948 Gibson Model E tractor

In 1933, Harry Gibson started the Gibson Manufacturing Co. in Seattle, Washington, as a heavy machine shop.
Stuck American ammunition wagon

World War I took a toll the on horses. Barbed wire, rapid-fire machine guns and more accurate and deadly explosive artillery were difficult to contend with.

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.

It was a hot night a few weeks ago and, after a supper of corn on the cob and sweet Nancy's delicious Swiss steak,...
Harvest.

Before there was a way to haul loose grain, it was sacked out of the threshing machine.
Newcomen steam engine

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