Monday, December 10, 2018
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

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.
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.
3-29 rusty iron

Beeman's garden tractors were one the first to advertise value over horses.
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.
1917 Bates Steel Mule

During the early years, both large and small manufacturers took a fling at building tractors, along with various tinkerers, dreamers and outright crooks.
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As a result of World War I, farm help was scarce and expensive so gasoline tractors were becoming more and more popular on American farms.
Slater Mill Historic Site

Learn more about the history of Slater and Brown's Cotton Mill that opened in Pawtucket, R.I. in 1790.
treadpower

Before the internal combustion engine was perfected or steam power became popular, animals were used to supplement human brawn as a power source.
Farm Journal 1957

Sam Moore reviews the December 1957 issue of Farm Journal magazine to get a glimpse of what the holidays were like 60 years ago.
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Sam Moore details the early career of William Hazlett Upson, the author of the Alexander Botts adventures, published from the 1920s into the '60s.
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