October 26, 2023
You may be able to trace your farm lineage back to ancestors cooking with coal or wood. If your heritage is more recent, perhaps they cooked on gas stoves or early electric ranges. For some, your ancestors in the early 1900s likely cooked on a stove like the one pictured here.
Each burner sits over a fuel supply. The square metal box on top is a detachable oven. Burners supplied with fuel from underneath heated the oven.
There are two ways to qualify for the $25 gift card: Name the company that made this specific kitchen stove, or name the fuel used in this stove.
Send answers to [email protected] or mail to 599 N., 100 W., Franklin, IN 46131. Include your physical mailing address. In case of multiple correct entries, the winner will be determined by a random drawing.
The mounted corn picker in the October issue of Indiana Prairie Farmer and featured here online drew tons of responses. Readers thought it was everything from a cucumber harvester to a cotton picker. The incorrect guess offered most often was a picker and sheller.
It is a corn picker, not a sheller — that invention came later. The McCormick-Deering one-row No. 11 corn picker with overhead tank collected ear corn in the tank, eliminating a wagon alongside or behind the picker. You can see it picking on YouTube.
With so many entries, we’re awarding two gift cards. Congratulations to Steve Harrison, Avon, Ind., and Paul Heimberger, Columbus, Ohio.
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