Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

turkey

In the November 1928 issue of The American Thresherman magazine “Aunt Malinda” wrote of a recent Thanksgiving with she and “Uncle Silas.”
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.
Corn husking

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

Bascom B. Clarke, "The Old Machine Man," would never believe agriculture today — the crop yields and the automated farm equipment.
Harvest.

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

Since their early days, American sawmills have come a long way.

One hundred years ago, very few farms had electricity of any kind and an article in the December 1917 issue of Gas Review magazine told of its benefits.

The Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway gives background, describes the route, and gives traveler tips and a cross-country trip supply list.

The General Motors Corporation got its start with the Buick, and retains the oldest car name plate now in America, as one of its premier offerings.

The history of hay baling is long and varied, but manufacturers have made countless improvements to the technology over the years.
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