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Stover Engines in the Ring

Stover engines fit right in at the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club’s annual swap meet and auction in Baraboo, Wis.

Engine Club Becomes Family Tradition

The Jack Branch Engine Club began, and became family tradition, 45 years ago with one man and the purchase of a Fairbanks-Morse Model Z.

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Songs of the
Iron Men

Enjoy the glory days of steam farming with Songs of the Iron Men – a 12 song audio CD of original music by editor Christian Williams based on poems originally submitted to Iron-Men Album in the 1950s. Listen to one of the songs on Christian’s blog, The Water Hopper.

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1924 Rumely OilPull 20-40

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EVERY ONE'S A WINNER DVD

Hosted by Max Armstrong, it's a friendly family feud between John Deere enthusiast Richard Brand and his son, Bill, a Farmall fan at heart. The two farm and restore tractors together in Nodaway County, Mo. Other features include: 1947 Farmall MV, 1941 John Deere AW, 1961 Minneapolis-Moline Jet Star, 1963 Allis-Chalmers D-15 Birdcage, 1935 John Deere B, 1964 Oliver 770, 1929 Keck-Gonnerman, 1953 Ford Golden Jubilee, 1941 Thieman, 1952 Case LA, 1938 Massey-Harris Pacemaker Orchard, 1955 Allis-Chalmers WD-45, 1952 John Deere GH Hi-Crop and a 1970 International 1026 Hydro. 2002. Run time: 70 minutes.

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OLD-FASHIONED LABOR-SAVING DEVICES

The practical, intriguing American devices contained in this handbook come from an era long before milking machines, pesticide sprayers, and industrial hay balers. Designed to speed and simplify everything from making your own butter to protecting drain outlets to organizing and storing tools, the easy-to-make mechanisms you’ll find here can be just as useful for today’s farmer as they were for frontier homesteaders.

Discover how to transform odds and ends—scraps of lumber from old building projects, leftover sections of barbed wire, the box spring sitting in the attic—into handy household implements. With the illustrated instructions here, you can make a movable nest for hens, a ribless boat, a contraption to extricate a mired animal, a farm cart with movable racks for larger roads, a wire fence tightener, a fruit picker, a grindstone set and frame, and much more. This book is perfect for the rancher, farmer, craftsman—anyone with a love of the rural life.

$14.95