The Farm Implement News
June 13, 1901
Implement Exhibits Located in the Stadium.
The original plans of the exhibits at the PanAmerican exposition placed the display of agricultural implements - except heavy machinery and wind mills - in the Agriculture building. Later this plan gave way to one which contemplated showing these goods in the Machincry and Transportation building, but with the growth of the enterprise the authorities decided that the last named structure would not afford sufficient room for general machinery and transportation exhibits, to say nothing of farm implements, and a special building for railway transportation displays was arranged for in another part of the grounds. The authorities then reached the conclusion that a vast amount of valuable space under the Stadium would go to waste if original plans concerning the building were followed, and decided to give the implement display a home under the south wing of the Stadium. Here today may be found a fine display of American agricultural implements, many of the leading manufacturers being represented. As our readers are mainly interested in the implement exhibits, the balance of this article will be confined to a review of same, accompanied by half-tone reproductions from photographs taken on the spot.
Exhibits in the Stadium.
The Oliver Chilled Plow Works, South Bend, Ind., show sixty-five plows, and their exhibit is one of the finest in the Stadium. It includes walking plows in all styles, sidehill and vineyard plows, sulkies and gangs. As a centerpiece they show a finely finished miner's plow of a very large size. Another feature is a revolving pedestal sustaining a globe showing the earth, surmounted by a solid gold plow. This last was exhibited at the Centennial (Philadelphia, 1876), Columbian (Chicago, 1893) and Paris (1900) expositions. The exhibit is in charge of D. W. Krinbill, who represents the Rochester, N.Y. branch. He is assisted by F.A. Young.
The Syracuse Chilled Plow Company, Syracuse, N.Y., show a very fine line of goods, including: Two-furrow gang plow style H., Syracuse Jr. sulky plow, spring tooth lever harrow, spring tooth lever smoothing harrow, wood and iron beam reversible plows, flat land plows, export plows, shovel tooth and spring tooth hand cultivators. They also show their line of contractors' implements, including wheel scraper, drag scraper and No. 98 contractors' plow. Other goods shown are store and warehouse trucks, steel tray tubular general purpose barrow, steel tray wood frame dirt barrow and garden barrow. An attractive feature of the display is their gold plow, previously shown at the Columbian exposition, 1893, and Paris exposition, 1900. S. S. Todd is in charge of the exhibit.
The Wiard Plow Company, Batavia, N. Y., are showing one, two and three-horse wood and steel beam plows, Wiard patent wood and steel beam plows, the Wiard road plow, Morgan patent spading harrow, Wiard disk harrow, Wiard cotton and corn harrow, Emperor combination sulky hay rake, and automatic hand corn planter. The plows are all in natural wood fiinish, with nickel-plated moldboards. The Wiard Plow Company are the oldest plow makers in America. In 1798 Thomas Wiard, Sr., was granted a patent on plows. The Wiard concern was established in 1804 and incorporated in 1876. This exhibit is in charge of F. G. Brigham.
The David Bradley Manufacturing Company, Bradley, Ill., are showing Bradley force-drop check row corn planter and drill, Dolphin adjustable arch walking cultivator, Poleza sixteen-inch sulky plow, X Rays sixteen-inch sulky plow, Wonder disk plow, single lever disk harrow, two U-bar lever harrows, six Garden City Clipper steel and chilled plows, one Champion combined cotton and corn planter, one No. 3 corn planter with fertilizer attachment and one iron frame five-tooth reversible blade cultivator. Special features are a beautiful water color painting of the factory at Bradley, Ill., a working model of double cam steel hay press, and exposed mechanism of the Bradley force drop corn planter. T. G. Stallsmith is in charge.
The Louden Machinery Company, Fairfield, Ia., show their complete line of haying tools, consisting of Standard, Victor and Royal swivel carriers for their Standard single beaded steel track, the Louden junior, Duplex and Royal swivel carriers for the double beaded steel track, reversible, swivel and Royal wood track carriers and their new Standard rod or cable carrier. On an overhead platform are shown merchandise carriers, automatic and Louden Jr. sling. carriers, also curved track arrangements and steel track switches. The Louden triple harpoon hay fork, double and single harpoon forks, Louden slings and sling attachments occupy conspicuous places, and with their pulleys and pulley fittings make up a complete line of tools for handling hay. Four finely finished walnut doors show their door hangers, the double tread, jointed, junior and double strap, and add materially to the display. Wirt Berry King is in charge.
The Bucher & Gibbs Plow Company, Can ton, O., exhibit their full line. The center of their exhibit is occupied by a handsome pedes tal carrying twelve plows. The top of the pedestal is fitted with a revolving platform on which their trade mark (the old man and the agent) is shown in wax, life size. In addition they show their Imperial high-lift gang and sulky plow, timberland, prairie, western, hillside, vineyard and general purpose walking plows for one, two and three horses, disk, spring tooth and spike tooth harrows, land rollers (T-bar and solid steel face), corn cultivators (five and fourteen tooth), beet cultivators and diggers, subsoiler. The exhibit is in charge of F. E. Harris and Geo. Jay Myers.
F. E. Myers & Bro., Ashland, O., show their full line of pumps, hay tools and specialties. A novel feature is a fifteen-foot revolving pyramid, carving thirty-one pumps and eighteen brass cylinders. Another feature is their bulldozer power pump in operation. The line of pump goods shown includes hand, house and spray pumps, power pumps and working heads, double-acting force and lift pumps, pump stands, Imperial and Regulator three-way pumps, siphon pumps, low down and Ashland fire pumps, and a full line of cylinders with patent glass valve seats. In a number of cases pumps are shown with one half cut away, giving views of the interior. They also show hydraulic, valve, bucket and knapsack spray pumps and atomizers. Their display of hay tools comprises Myers reversible, combination, Imperial, Clover Leaf and Haymaker carriers for steel and wood track, Sure-grip sling carriers, center trip slings, single and double steel track, automatic and Myers grapple forks. Walker and Nellis hay forks, pulleys, etc. Their exhibit also includes their Stayon door hanger, cushion tire store ladder, bicycle stands and home trainer. F. E. Harris and Geo. Jay Myers are in charge.
The Collins Plow Company, Quincy, Ill., show their Eli wood frame, belt power baling press, with solid steel bale chamber, automatic condensing hopper, block placer and signal bell; Eli steel case belt power baling press, with automatic block placer, condensing hopper and signal bell; Eli all-steel continuous travel baling press, with automatic condensing hopper and signal bell; and working models of both belt and horse power presses. They also show Quincy Queen high lift sulky plows, Quincy Beauty sulky plows, Quincy Beauty walking gang plows, two wood beam walking plows, one steel beam walking plow, the Iowa six-shovel combined cultivator and balance frame balance spring walking cultivator with eagle claw attachment. J. A. Farmer is in charge.
The Bickford & Huffman Company, Macedon, N. Y., manufacturers of the Farmers' Favorite grain drills, show two of these in operation. One drill, sowing nine different kinds of seeds, is an interesting feature and attracts much attention. H. B. Bozard is in charge.
The Iowa Farming Tool Company, Fort Madison, Ia., show a full line of their products, consisting of forks, hoes, rakes and other hand tools. The display is placed on a pyramid, with a dark cloth background, showing off the goods to splendid advantage. P. G. Hitch is in charge.
The Withington & Cooley Manufacturing Company, Jackson, Mich., show a full line of their hand and garden tools, consisting of forks, rakes, hoes of all kinds, scythe and cradle snaths. The booth is handsomely designed and artistically decorated with garden hoes of many sizes and varieties, all nickel plated and nailed up against a black velvet background.
The Empire Drill Company, Shortsville, N. Y., have on exhibition an Empire disk drill finished in natural wood, an Empire hoe drill finished in ebony and a 1901 Empire shoe drill. D. Sebring has charge of the exhibit. The Empire drill has been on the market for fifty-two years and like New York, the Empire state and the Empire State express (the fastest train in the world), its fame has spread to every quarter of the globe.
The combined exhibit of Deere & Co. and the Deere & Mansur Company, Moline, Ill., occupies the largest space in the implement section and makes a handsome showing. Deere & Co. exhibit Deere walking plows, export plows, New Deere sulky and gang plows, Gilpin riding plows, New Deal sulky and gang plows, Deere Ranger plows, Deere twin-disk plows, New Deere walking cultivators, C. H. D. adjustable walking cultivators, Elk Jr. riding cultivators, Deere pivotal riding cultivators, and Deere riding cultivators.
The Deere & Mansur Company have on exhibition New Deere hay loader, Deere reversing and bunching side-delivery rake, New Deere No. 9 Accurate Drop corn planter, Deere husker and shredder, Model B. disk harrow, corn shelters and garden tools. Several of these implements are shown in operation and are finished to enable the visitor to see the interior working. The exhibit is an exceedingly interesting one. Jas. G. Barclay is in charge and will later be assisted by several travelers of the two companies.
The Kemp & Burpee Manufacturing Company, Syracuse, N. Y., show Kemp's manure spreader. This machine spreads either broadcast or in rows. Clinton Mitchell is in charge.
The J. S. Kemp Manufacturing Company, Newark Valley, N. Y., show the 20th Century manure, lime and fertilizer spreader. A special feature is the safety board, preventing leakage and making clogging impossible. This machine is the latest and best invention of J. S. Kemp, who has for more than a quarter of a century been identified with the trade and is the original inventor of manure spreaders. Chas. Frank has charge of the exhibit.
Tile Frick Company, Waynesboro, Pa., show the Eclipse traction or self-propelling engine., Eclipse portable engine and Landis Eclipse thresher equipped with tailing's huller, centrifugal elevator and Landis Farmers' Friend straw stacker. The display occupies a prominent place in the Stadium and is in charge of C. F. Sawyer.
P. P. Mast & Co., Springfield, O., show two drills elegantly finished and attractively displayed. These are known to the trade as the Buckeye hoe drill and the Buckeye shoe drill. Mounted on a pedestal are a disk, a hoe and a shoe, showing operation of different styles of drills. H. E. Sawin is in charge.
The Genesee Valley Manufacturing Company, Mount Morris, N. Y., exhibit the Missouri grain and fertilizer drill and Missouri plain drill. An eleven-hoe drill with steel wire tube is shown; also a nineteen-hoe drill, especially adapted for western and foreign trade. The Bodine Jonval turbine water wheel and Genesee corn shellers form part of this interesting exhibit. S. L. Rockfellow, vice-president and superintendent, is in charge.
Hoover, Prout & Co., Avery, O., show the Hoover potato digger. This digger has a successful vine separator, and for strength, efficiency and durability is fully guaranteed. R. M. I-lowell has charge of the exhibit.
The Bowen Cable Stay Fence Company, Norwalk, O., have on exhibition Bowen Cable Stay fence machines, Miller's combined reel and wire straightener and a full line of general fence supplies. F. B. Miller, of the company, is in charge.
The exhibit of the A. B. Farquhar Company, Ltd., York, Pa., is not fully installed, but is being rapidly pushed to completion. It will consist of grain separator, Lowdown vibrator, saw mill and shingle mill. Improved Lowdown grain drills, corn planters, sulky and gang plows, walking plows, spring tooth and spike tooth harrows.
Several Stadium exhibits not fully installed at the time the foregoing article was prepared will be illustrated in subsequent issues of Farm Implement News. These will include the following: American Grass Twine Company, St. Paul, Minn.; the M. Campbell Fanning Mill Company, Detroit, Mich., and Chatham, Ont. ; the Empire Drill Company, Shortsville, N. Y.; the A. B. Farquhar Company, Ltd., York, Pa,; Hoover, Prout & Co., Avery, O.; and the Louden Machinery Company, Fairfield, Ia.
Buffalo Pitts Company's "Mission" Building.
The exhibit of the Buffalo Pitts Company, Buffalo, N. Y., is installed in their own building. This is located north of the Dairy building and near the Agriculture building. It is a true copy of an old monastery and is full of interest. The Buffalo Pitts Company invite their friends and all interested in farm implements, threshing machinery and road-making machinery to make the "Mission Building" headquarters during the exposition. An information bureau will be established and serv ices cheerfully rendered tree of charge. On exhibition are Buffalo Pitts double-engine steam road roller, single cylinder traction engine, double-cylinder traction engine, portable engine, Niagara thresher with wind stacker and self-feeder attached, bean and pea thresher with automatic feeder, International thresher for Mexican trade, and a full line of Buffalo Pitts farm implements, consisting of wood and steel hay rakes, all-steel disk harrows, spike tooth harrows, spring tooth harrows and Buffalo Pitts cultivators. Andrew W. Aitken is in charge, assisted by Joseph White, Chas. Provost. L. D. Reynolds and Chas. Trow.
In the Machinery and Transportation Building.
Walborn & Riker, St. Paris, O., have an elegantly finished and handsomely arranged display of vehicle specialties, consisting of basket governess car, Woodlawn cart, miniature runabout, Little Queen buggy, Newport pony wagon, court wagon with rumble, children's park phaeton, Belmont trap, and No. 94 Birmingham cart. The last named is a typical English cart for two or four passengers, as built for London, Dublin, Boulogne, Durbin. Cape Town, Buenos Ayres and other foreign trade centers. Walborn & Riker are the only manufacturers in the United States confining their product exclusively to pony and light horse pleasure vehicles and they have an enviable reputation in this line. W. H. Walborn, of the firm, is in charge.
Cately & Ettling, Cortland, N. Y., have an attractive exhibit in the Machinery and Transportation building. The operation of Cately's patent buggy prop springs and top levers for lowering buggy tops from inside is shown.. These make the top vertically self-acting and prevent broken bows, bent seat rails and rattling joints. This exhibit was awarded a medal at the Columbian exposition, Chicago. H. C. Ettling is in charge at present.
The Grant Shaft Coupling Company, Philadelphia, Pa., show the Grant shaft couplings for all styles of vehicles, being adapted to both light and heavy work. The company have devoted their energies to constructing a coupling manufactured of open hearth and crucible steel based on strict lines of simplicity and strength. Mr. Grant, of the company, is an expert on horseshoeing, and two cabinets containing 226 different styles of horseshoes form part of the exhibit. Each shoe is heavily silver plated and these, with the shaft couplings, make an exceedingly attractive display. E. B. Murphey is in charge.
The Foos Manufacturing Company, Springfield, O., show Scientific grinding mills in all sizes for grinding all grains suitable for feed. These machines are intended for horse, steam, water or other suitable power and are new departures in feed mills. The company make a specialty of crushing and grinding mills. "Minding the Grinding," a neat illustrated circular describing these, is distributed to interested visitors. S. E. Lincoln is in charge. Mr. Lincoln also looks after the display of the Foos Gas Engine Company, consisting of gas and gasoline engines.
The Otto Gas Engine Works, Philadelphia, Pa., show Otto portable gasoline engine and Otto upright and stationary engines from two to 250 horse power.
The Selle Gear Company, Akron, O., make a large display of spring wagon gears and wagon specialties.
The Buffalo Spring & Gear Company, Buffalo, N.Y. Y., show buggy bodies in the white.
The Studebaker Bros. Manufacturing Company, South Bend, Ind., have an attractive display of high grade and finely finished vehicles. The exhibit proper occupies a prominent place in the Machinery and Transportation building and consists of broughams, half top park phaetons, breaks, depot wagons, traps, rubber tired top buggies, park, mountain and business wagons. Full line light and heavy harness is also shown. A . T. Cathcart is in charge. In the Stadium are shown farm and mountain wagons, one-horse farm wagons, contractors' carts and a farm wagon especially adapted for use in South American countries. In the Ordnance building the Studebaker company have on exhibition a regular army escort wagon and a regulation army ambulance.
The Field Force Pump Company, Lockport, N. Y., show spraying machinery and pumps.
The American Steel & Wire Company, Chicago, show a complete line of their product, from the raw material to the finished article, in iron, copper and zinc ores, coal, coke and limestone from their own mines, ovens and quarries; being shown in connection with steel and copper wires of every size from the rod to .ooi-inch, in steel wire, and .003-inch in copper. A splendid showing is also made of pig iron, ingots, blooms, billets, steel plates and sheets, skelm steel hoops and bands, spring and tire steel, Juniata horseshoes, cord drawn shafting, round, flat and odd-shaped wires, tinned mattress wire, bright annealed and galvanised stone wire, bottling wire, weaving wire, standard and miscellaneous wire nails and brads, special nails, spikes, wire tacks, staples, florist's wire, wire bale and shook ties, wire hoops, woven wire fencing, wire gates, barbed wire, poultry netting, wire ropes and strands, galvanized wire clothes lines, electrical wires and cables, rail bonds, springs, furniture springs, music wire, covering wire, magnet wire, lamp cord, telegraph and telephone wire, spooled wire, structural steel, card wire, tinned broom wire, aluminum wire, needle wire, copper trolley wire and among the so-called by-products, Venetian red, copperas and oxides of iron. The central feature of this exhibit is a magnificent pagoda of bronze, in which, in panels, are displayed the samples of many of the finer products. The exhibit as a whole is very attractive and instructive and interests all who see it. It is the opinion of a large majority of visitors at the exposition that this is the most artistic exhibit of manufactured articles at the Pan-American exposition. The exhibit is in charge of N. H. Van Sicklen, of Chicago.
In the Dairy Building.
The De Laval Separator Company, New York, N. Y., show full line Twentieth Century De Laval cream separators, fourteen in number, in hand, power and factory sizes, and with capacity of from 150 pounds to 4,500 pounds per hour. Two glass cabinets adorn the wall, containing 462 medals awarded the De Laval company in past expositions. The Paris (1900) Grand Prix medal is also shown. O. H. Leach is in charge.
The Vermont Farm Machine Company, Bellows Falls, Vt., show a complete line United States cream separators, dog powers, electric motors, improved milk testers and dairy supplies. G. W. Winton is in charge.
A. H. Reid, Philadelphia, Pa., exhibits Reid power and hand cream separators, Reid's continuous pasteurizers, creamery apparatus and dairy supplies. D. F. Wightman is in charge.
The Star Milk Cooler Company, Haddonfield, X. J., exhibit sterilizing ovens, milk coolers and bottle fillers.
P. M. Sharnles, West Chester, Pa., has an attractive display, comprising the following: Tubular cream separators from 175 pounds to 900 pounds capacity, Squeezer churn, Triumph pasteurizer, Triumph tread power, Triumph butter printer, Haney cream carrier, Standard. Notin and Russian Babcock milk testers and a full line creamery and dairy supplies. C. F. Williams is in charge, assisted by C. J. Irwin.
In the Incubator Building.
Exhibits in the incubator building are made by the following: Des Moines Incubator Company, Des Moines, Ia.; Cypers Incubator Company, Wayland, N. Y.; Cornell Incubator Company, Ithaca, N. Y., and Marilla Incubator Company, Rose Hill, N. Y.
In this building is also shown a steam feed cooker by the Rippley Hardware Company, Grafton, 111.
List of Exhibitors Whose Products Are Distributed Through Dealers in Agricultural Implements and Vehicles In the Stadium.
American Grass Twine Company, St. Paul, Minn.
Bickford & Huffman Company, Macedon, N. Y.
Bucher & Gibbs Plow Company, Canton, O. David Bradley Manufacturing Company, Bradley, 111.
Bowen Cable Stay Fence Company, Norw alk O.
M. Campbell Fanning Mill Company, Ltd., Detroit, Mich., and Chatham, Ont.
Collins Plow Company, Quincy, 111. Deere & Co., Moline, 111.
Deere & Mansur Company, Moline, 111.
Empire Drill Company, Shortsville, N. Y. A. B. Farquhar Company, Ltd., York, Pa. Frick Company, Waynesboro, Pa.
Genesee Valley Manufacturing Company, Mount Morris, N. Y.
Hoover, Prout & Co., Avery O.
Kemp & Burpee Manufacturing Company, Syracuse, N. Y.
J. S. Kemp Manufacturing Company, Newark Valley, New York.
Louden Machinery Company, Fairfield, Ia. P. P. Mast & Co., Springfield, O.
F. E. Myers & Bro., Ashland, O.
Oliver Chilled Plow Works, South Bend, Ind.
Studebaker Bros. Manufacturing Company, South Bend, Ind.
Syracuse Chilled Plow Company, Syracuse, N. Y.
Wiard Plow Company, Batavia, N. Y. Withington & Cooley Manufacturing Company, Jackson, Mich.
The "Mission" Building.
Buffalo Pitts Company, Buffalo, N. Y.
In the Dairy Building.
De Laval Separator Company, New York, N. Y.
A. H. Reid, Philadelphia, Pa.
Star Milk Cooler Company, Haddonfield, N. . J.
P. M. Sharples, West Chester, Pa.
Vermont Farm Machine Company, Bellows Falls, Vt.
In the Machinery Building.
American Steel & Wire Company, Chicago, Ill.
Cately & Ettling, Cortland, N.Y.
Foos Manufacturing Company, Springfield, O.
Field Force Pump Company, Lockport, N.Y.
Grant Shaft Coupling Company, Philadelphia, Pa.
Otto Gas Engine Works, Philadelphia, Pa.
Studebaker Bros.Manufacturing Company, South Bend, Ind.
Walborn & Riker, St. Paris, O.
In the Agricultural Building
Holt Manufacturing Company, Stockton, Cal.
In the Government Building
Deering Harvester Company, Chicago, Ill.
McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, Chicago, Ill.
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