|NCCHP's "new" 1929 mortiser arrived in November, 2016. Thanks Sara! (NCCHP photo)|
|This dangerous-looking thing is a belt-driven cordwood saw. It doesn't just look dangerous- it is. Thanks Will! |
As always, one thing has led to another. The cordwood saw was designed to attach to a three point tractor hitch, and then run off a large belt driven by the tractor's PTO (power take-off). This provided an excellent excuse for another NCCHP supporter to obtain a 1941 Ford 9N farm tractor which will be on long term loan to the museum beginning in 2017. The result should be a working example of farm ingenuity.
|1941 Ford 9N tractor, estimated build date early December 1941 (NCCHP photo)|
NCCHP thanks it's generous supporters who have donated their time and/or artifacts to continue growing the museum collection. And just to show that we DO have standards, we turned down the offer of a free Studebaker pickup, which would be delightful if it hadn't already made significant progress in reuniting with the earth:
|Some things are past saving. But kitty seems to think the trailer might have potential. (NCCHP photo)|