Old Iron ‘Still In Hiding’

By Staff
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Nebraska 1985.
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I think this was in Iowa.
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1108 Emery Lane Jeffersonville, Indiana 471X

Many times over the years I have heard this statement made in
regards to hunting old iron: ‘I don’t hunt old iron much
anymore, because I think by now most of it has been found.’

I hope these photos will revive someone’s enthusiasm in
regards to looking for old iron. I know from experience it
isn’t necessary to travel mud roads and to become lost in the
wilderness in your search for gas engines, tractors, etc.

Here’s an excellent example of just how far one might need
to go in search of something restorable. I live in what’s best
described as ‘the suburbs,’ yet less than a mile from my
house there is a Farmall tractor which has been in the same spot
for years. On the other side of the coin, I once found and
purchased a 25 HP Superior gas in the state of Oklahoma and believe
me it was, as the crow flies, at least ten miles to the nearest
blacktop road. And I am sure any collector worth his salt has seen
both sides of the coin. Don’t give up hope because you never
know what is sitting in the next orchard or behind the barn.

Don’t phone me for the exact locations of the items in the
photos. I simply don’t remember, and some of the items I
purchased at the time the photos were made and most have been sold
or traded for something else since then.

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