So back to the Moline adventure and the visit to John Deere World Headquarters. At the building entrance there is an exhibit of farm and construction equipment, and this cool "through the years" display case, er...I mean...exhibit (they don't like to use the word Case).
This caught my attention: An 1885 announcement of a farming demonstration where a man is pulling a plow. Not sure if he lost a bet or lived in an area that never realized that horses could be ridden and pull plows. He seems dressed for the occasion, although I would have loosened my tie. A little bit anyway.
We also had an opportunity to tour the Harvester Works, where they build combines. It was a big place.
Here is how they form the metal into the combine body.
Watch out Galynn. This combine is about to harvest you. And I can't afford to be docked for foreign matter. Even though you are from Oklahoma.
Displays of the old....
...and of things yet to come. Like this automatic lawn mower. Now you're talking!
That was a day well spent and thanks to the John Deere folks for the nice visits and tours. I'm still on the lookout for the auto-mower.