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Johnston Harvester Co. Continental #6 Salesman Sample MowerJohnston Harvester Co. Continental #6 Salesman Sample Mower  This 19th century salesman sample / display model of a sickle bar mowing machine is the real deal. It is in super nice condition. The Johnston Harvester Co. was first incorporated in 1870 and sold out to the larger and better known Massey - Harris Harvester Co. in 1910. This salesman sample or display model hay mowing machine is a very complicated piece of machinery. The detail and complexity are amazing, being an exact copy of the full size machine this NY based company offered. 

The model / salesman sample is operable, very graphic and looks great. Look at all the pics to see all the different gear boxes, adjusters, fittings and more that this salesman sample / display model has.  The lid on the 2 speed gear box lifts to allow inspection. Note the near unique design of the wheel spokes for added strength.  This rare & desirable c. 1900 salesman's sample measures approx. 9 1/2" long front to back and is approx. 23 inches wide including the  mower bar attachment. The wheels stand 5" tall and it is nearly 6" to the top of the cast iron seat.

A great piece of Americana and farming related history.  Nice!!

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AH-SSS-MOWER

Fine  . . . . .  $4500.00    SOLD!!

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Jones Salesman Sample Sickle Bar Mowing MachineJones Salesman Sample Sickle Bar Mowing Machine  This 19th century salesman sample / display model of a Jones sickle bar mowing machine is all original and in super nice condition.  The gold finish is close to perfect and original. I had one of these 20 years ago that was not in nearly as nice condition.  Salesman Sample or display model hay mowing machines are an exact copy of the full size machine they were copied from, right down to miniature nuts and bolts.  It is an amazing piece of craftsmansahip.  Note how the miniature cut out cast iron seat has the name Jones in the the design just like the full size machine would.  A distinctive feature of the jones Mower design is the chain drive design, not gear driven as most mowers of the era were. 

"Jones" was the name of one of the founders and the original President of the Plano company W.H. Jones.  This maker of farming implements was initially located in Plano Illinois which is in Kendall County IL.   The Plano Manufacturing Company was formed in March of 1881 and manufactured horse-drawn farm implements of all kinds including rakes, plows, tedders, and more. In 1893 the manufacturing facility was moved to West Pullman IL (south Chicago), and in 1902 they  joined up with the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. & the Deering Harvester Co. to form the International Harvester Company.

The model / salesman sample mowing machine is operable, very graphic, and looks great. Look at all the pics to see all the different adjusters, fittings and more that this salesman sample / display model has.  This rare & desirable antique salesman sample is a great piece of Americana and farming related history. Nice!!

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FOL-JONES-MOWER

Fine  . . . . .  $6500.00

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Adams Salesman Sample Road Grader J. D. Adams Salesman Sample Road Grader  This is the real deal.  It is very graphic and looks great. This engineering company hailed from Indianapolis IN. This is a very complicated piece of machinery.  I am not totally sure, but was told there are some missing pieces / springs to hold the lower grader portion at different angles.   Look at all the pics to see all the different gear boxes, adjusters, fittings and more that this has. This rare & desirable c. 1910 salesman's sample measures approx. 10.25" H x 8.5" W x 22.5" L.

The operator would stand on the grate at the rear and have to control all the different wheels and levers as the grader was being pulled along.  Nice!!

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AH-ADAMS

Good  . . . . .  $7500.00

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Salesman Sample Grain / Corn Silo Salesman Sample Grain / Corn Silo w/ Case  This c 1900 salesman sample Silo is in great condition and includes its original carry case.   The inside of the lid is numbered # 124.  The silo body is made of tongue & groove wood that is banded around the circumference.  It also has guy or stay wires and turnbuckles running top to bottom for additional stability.  It has 4 grain doors with swing latches going up one side.  The model stands about 16" tall with its two piece metal roof.  The diameter is approx 6".   The metal troughs in the front are grain chutes.  When not being used as chutes they can be stored standing up against the grain door area as a means to keep the curious from having fun or committing mischief. 

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JR-SS-SILO

Good + . . . . . $895.00

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Deere & Mansur Seed Calibrator Cast Iron Hand Part # 1856Deere & Mansur Part # 1856 Seed Calibrator Cast Iron Hand   This figural cast iron hand is a rare John Deere collectible.  It is marked with the part # 1856 on the back side.  It came off of a Deere & Mansur seed calibrator machine that was set up and on display in Deere dealerships only.  It caught corn kernels as they fell out of the machine to demonstrate to the farmer / potential customer how well or consistently the machine worked.   It is in nice overall condition.

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CHIC-JD-1856

Good + . . . . . $2750.00

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The Royal Rope Machine  by Ad Long / Fairfield IA"The Royal Rope Machine"  by Ad Long / Fairfield IA The overall condition of this cast iron rope maker / winder is very nice.  It is not a commonly found example.  No cracks chips breaks or other damage.  Nice!!

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BWT-ROYAL-WIND

Good + . . . . . $350.00

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Wonder Rope Machine / Rope MakerWonder 4 Hook Rope Machine The overall condition of this cast iron rope maker / winder is very nice.  It is an early model with PAT APL'D FOR in the casting at the bottom.  It is not a commonly found example.  I have seen later ones with patent info in the casting.  The maker made several size rope makers and models with different numbers of hooks.  No cracks chips breaks or other damage. The handle may be a replacement, but looks and works just fine.     Nice!!

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BWT-ROYAL-WIND

Good + . . . . . $350.00

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Hill Spiral Egg Grader / 3 Station Egg ScaleJ. A. Hill Spiral Egg Grader / 3 Station Egg Scale This is a very unusual design patented egg grader / 3 station egg scale.  It is electrically powered and has 3 different scales incorporated into the design where eggs of different sizes or weights would drop off the conveyor as they crossed over each station.  There is also an area lit from below where the operator would check the eggs before the grading / weighing took place.

The inventor or Patentee, Joshua A. Hill hailed from Canoga Park CA.  Joshua A. Hill was granted his first patent # 2442689 in 1948, and that patent # is found on this ones ID tag.  Note the tag calls it off as a Model B, so this must have been a slight improvement over his initial design.

He was granted a second patent in 1952 for a similar looking device.  Both patents are easily viewable using Google Patent search with the relevant info.  Beyond that though, one can find scant further mention of, or examples of this rare egg scale / grader.  The overall condition is nice noting some losses to the paint, some minor bug damage and some loose solder joints on the spokes of the spiral conveyor. The motor works, but sometimes sluggishly and sometimes binds up or stops.  I took a movie of it, but can not seem to get it to work for this ad.  I did not test it with real live eggs.  

A most unusual addition to the farm, scale, or egg related collection.

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ALA-EGG

Good + . . . . . $495.00 

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Patented Combination Tool / Wire Splicing / StretcherPatented Combination Tool / Wire Splicing / Stretcher  I did not look up the patent to see if this is for fencing, shock tying bales of hay or what.  Big and unusual.    Here you go. 

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Good  . . . . . $20.00

CYN-1924

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