Interurban & Electric
Wheat is king in Bird City, Kansas, and what better place for the Tri-State Antique Engine and Threshers meet. This is a fine display of the mechanical technology that helped with the harsh reality of farming the high plains. See steam threshers and sawmills at work and watch steam tractors in both fast and slow races! A steam calliope, miniatures, gas engines and tractors complete the show.
Bygone Tractor Days and The Ponte Ranch/DVD
Machines of Iron traveled to Northern California for two event in the Summer of 2000. The first was in Woodland, CA, the Bygone Farming Days 2000, where Caterpillarís 75th anniversary was celebrated. Rare and unusual Best, Holt, and Caterpillar track vehicles were the main attraction of this event. We then traveled to Petaluma, CA and visited the Ponte Ranch where a rare 5 wire hay press, a 3 wire hay press, and several tractors were demonstrated. So come along for this look at a bygone era.
Old Threshers Reunion/DVD
One of Americaís oldest agricultural shows, the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, takes place every Summer in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Experience a demonstration of agricultural power that includes hand, steam, internal combustion gas engine power, as well as electric and steam rail transportation.
Paso Robles Southwest Regional Antique Engine & Tractor Show/DVD
Paso Robles, CA is the site of the Southwest Regional Antique Engine & Tractor Show, and Machines of Iron recorded all the excitement of this great event in October 1998. There was plenty of action: a tractor pull, lots of small engines, and the 68th Annual Pioneer Day Parade, where we found a wide variety of tractors and other antique farm equipment. We also take a look at items from Paso Roblesí past at the Pioneer and Jeaneville Pump Museum.
Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Steam Show /DVD
Back in 1972 a tractor club was formed with eleven members in Lynden, Washington and every year since it has grown and thrived. That club is the Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association. In 1972 the show was a threshing bee and a few tractors and other farm equipment. In 1999 the show has grown into one of the largest and finest regional farm shows in the United States. Machines of Iron was there in August of 1999 for the groupís 28th annual show. This show features Best tractors and equipment. Included in the show are: threshing, slow races, stationary engines, tractor pulls, a parade of equipment, and much more.
Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Steam Show 2 /DVD
Back in 1972 a tractor club was formed with eleven members in Lynden, Washington and every year since it has grown and thrived. Machines of Iron returned in August of 2001 for the groupís 30th annual show. This show features John Deeret tractors and equipment. Included in the show are: threshing, slow races, stationary engines, tractor pulls, a parade of equipment, and much more.
Rochester Mechanical History & Threshing Show/DVD
In many parts of the country, groups of people gather together to share their enjoyment of historic farm equipment. Preserving and restoring these fine machines requires both skill and dedication. In July 1997, we visited the Mechanical History and Threshing Show in Rochester, Minnesota, and it was clear to us that these folks have what it takes! In this show, youíll see a parade of antique power, small gas engines hard at work, a threshing bee, and tractor pulls. A highlight of the show is a logging demonstration that includes unloading, cutting, and planing.
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