Crawford Antique Farm Machinery Association show will spotlight Ohio’s manufacturers


BUCYRUS, Ohio — The Crawford Antique Farm Machinery Association (CAFMA) will be hosting the Ohio/Regional Yesteryear Brand Farm Machinery Show. The show will be held June 14-16 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Bucyrus, Ohio.

“The centerpiece of our 12th annual farm equipment show will feature a wide array of yesteryear brands of farm tractors and equipment,” said Earl Smith, president of the Crawford Antique Farm Machinery Association.

Within a 45-mile radius of Bucyrus, there were numerous farm equipment manufacturers. These companies sprang forth during America’s Industrial Revolution. And each contributed to the evolving agriculture progress before their eventual demise.

In addition, countless companies across Ohio and the surrounding states were dedicated to farm equipment manufacturing. It is fitting to host a show of antique farm equipment reminiscent of those early advancements in agriculture engineering.

Those nearby firms and their products include: Aultman & Taylor Machinery Company, Mansfield, Ohio, traction engines and field tractors; Burch Plow Works, Crestline, Ohio, plows and scrappers; Centaur Tractor Corporation, Greenwich, Ohio, garden and field tractors; Cobey Manufacturing Company, Galion, Ohio, wagons, spreaders, and other field equipment.

Others to be included are the Dauch Manufacturing Company, Sandusky, Ohio, and the Fate-Root-Heath Company, Plymouth, Ohio, Plymouth and Silver King tractors along with many others.

For additional information, contact Smith, 419-569-3285.


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  1. Good morning!

    I recently completed a restoration project on a Cobey hay wagon that belonged to my grandfather. The ID tag was still in place but barely legible. I was able to make out the serial number which is OW-3004. Unfortunately, the model number did not fare as well.

    Do you have any history or contact information on the Cobey Corporation that I could explore further to learn more about the history of my grandfather’s wagon and secure it’s model number too?

    Thank you so much!


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