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Farm Equipment, Antiques and Collectibles

By Heidi Hunt

Tags: Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine, farm shows,


Ogden Publications, the firm that publishes Mother Earth News, also puts out three “collectible” titles: Farm Collector, Steam Traction and Gas Engine. What you might ask are Steam Traction and Gas Engine? Well, there are folks who love nothing better than hanging around and collecting large engines and machinery, watching them huff and puff, and tinkering with their innards. For those devoted to steam- and gas-powered tractors and other farm equipment, these magazines and websites are a link to fellow enthusiasts all over the country.

Farm Collector magazine is just what it seems to be, a publication for those who are passionate about all things farm like – tractors, threshers, hay rakes, hoof clippers, wagon wheels, double-trees, barbed wire, etc., etc. Farm Collector also puts out an annual Farm Collector Show Directory, a complete guide to over 1,300 antique farm equipment shows in the U.S. and Canada.

If you have a curiosity about steam and gas engines, collect farm machinery and equipment, or love going to farm equipment shows, be sure to check out these fine magazines and their websites.