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

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

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.
corn

Learn more about planting corn in checkrows.
plow

Although Deere history gives credit for the steel plow to Deere, Case, who later owned Andrus' plow company, cites Leonard Andrus and never mentions Deere.
Deere-Clark car

Sam Moore shares a passage Elmer J. Baker Jr. (1889-1964), a longtime commentator on the farm implement scene, wrote of the short-lived Deere-Clark car.

There were two different Ney companies in Canton in the late 1800s and early 1900s, both making hay tools such as barn hay forks, carriers and track.

I have a copy of General Catalog No. 200, issued in 1940 by the John Deere Plow Co. of Columbus, Ohio. The book’s index...
western fires

The fires that have been plaguing the west are not a new phenomenon — fires were a scourge to the settlers in the prairies of the Old West.

In his comprehensive book about building Hart-Parr and Oliver tractors at Charles City, Iowa, John D. Culbertson wrote the following under the heading "1906":...

Just to demonstrate how confusing it can be to reconstruct history, there are two different versions of how Stephen Bateman ended up in Grenloch, New Jersey.
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?