The farm tractor was still an unknown, emerging technology in the first decade of the twentieth century. But as automobiles replaced horses and wagons on farmsteads across the country, it seemed only a matter of time before the tractor displaced the horse entirely. But sometimes …Read More
Poor Paul Ford
No, not Bill Ford, the “coward” that shot Jessie James. And no, not Henry Ford, or even a relation, at least not directly. He was just Paul Ford, trying to make his way. He was recently married, with two young children, living in Minneapolis. Imagine …Read More
National tractor demonstration
How do you introduce new technologies to the buying public? You go to a demonstration, of course. Or perhaps a state or county fair. I remember getting “lost” in my car on the concourse of the Iowa State Fair, the victim of a wrong turn …Read More
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