Saturday, December 15, 2018
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

1919 fuel famine

During a time when most heated with coal and factories relied on steam for power and light, a coal miners' strike inspired interesting uses for tractors.
Avery 5-10 Model B

Rated at 5-10 HP, the little Avery 5-10 Model B was just 50 inches wide, 54 inches high, 135 inches long and weighed 2,600 pounds.
Mogul

In 1919, International Harvester Company published 48 letters from satisfied operators describing how they used their tractors and how reliable they were.
road grading

Sam Moore recaps a 100-year-old letter to the Rural New Yorker, which described the construction of a military road during World War I.
beehive

Sam Moore recounts a honey-hunting passage from a book titled The Puddleford Papers, published in 1856.
Model T on Muddy Road

In Sam Moore's June 6 column, he asked if any Farm and Dairy readers recalled traveling on red dog roads, and to his delight, received several replies.
elephants

Sam Moore recalls a story about milk from the Scientific American Supplement No. 288, dated July 9, 1881, On the Composition of Elephants’ Milk.
Rusty Iron Spilled Milk

Check out Sam Moore's story of a husband and wife swapping roles, and the unexpected outcome.
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.
Rusty Iron Best Friend

One of the prime movers of the revolution was the steam engine and its ability to pull multiple cars of goods and people along tracks across the country.
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