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

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

I have a reprint of The Country Gentleman's Catalogue for 1894. Published in England, it was meant not for the English yeoman farmer who actually did the work, but for the "gentlemen" who owned those farms and estates.
Schuylkill Bridge, Philadelphia

The first covered bridge in America is believed to have been the High Street (later, Market Street) Bridge across the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
Farmall BN

Sam Moore pens his last column, looking back on the very first Rusty Iron column he ever wrote in 1992.

On April 28, I attended the Ohio Draft Horse Plowing Contest at Carriage Hill Farm in Huber Heights, Ohio. Carriage Hill Farm is a...

How many times have I driven Route 30 through Canton, Ohio, and passed the big Timken factory with its many tin stacks topped by...
Sam Moore and Harold Probasco

I’ve never told the story of my 2002 visit to Harold Probasco of Huntsville, Utah. When I visited, Howard showed me the two tractors and very generously let me drive them as well.

By SAM MOORE   During most of the 20th century Salem, Ohio, was a hotbed of industrial activity with several large manufacturing plants, such as those...
World War I horse-drawn artillery

The War Horses: The Tragic Fate of a Million Horses in the First World War by Simon Butler details the use, abuse, pain and suffering of horses used in World War I.

Crawler tractors have quite the history.
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.