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Elmer Klein of RR, Box 130, Lacon, IL 61540 owns this 1935 model D John Deere tractor, which he has restored. Barely visible in the background is a 1937 J.D. Model A.

Frank G. Wilson is curator of The Wilson Collection, at River
Road at Basketville, Putney, Vermont 05346. In addition to boasting
the world’s largest collection of fine basketry, The Wilson
Collection has early American farm tools, equipment and
accessories, and is open by chance or appointment. Recently, Frank
apparently decided to add more engines to the private family
museum, and went after them in a big way! Shown above is a truck
loaded with 79 engines he acquired at one time.

Frank writes, ‘I would not do it again, because there was
some breakage.’ There are now about 250 engines in Frank’s
collection and he trades duplicates for engines he doesn’t
have. Frank has representatives of all the engines made in Vermont,
including Abenaque of Westminster, United States of Vermont Farm
Machinery Co., Bellows Falls, Stoddard of Rutland and Gray of
Middletown Springs.

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