North American Hay Tool Collectors Association Newsletter

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Newsletter #1,Vol 1 Issue 1, March 2009
Member Spotlight Doug de Shazer, Crofton, NE
Newsletter #2,Vol 1 Issue 2, May 2009
Member Spotlight Barry and Collin Merenoff,
Mechanical Advantage” reference books on pulleys, hay carriers and other Hay Tools
Newsletter #3,Vol 1 Issue 3, SEPTEMBER 2009
Member Spotlight Dave Wilson of Van Meter, Iowa.
vast collection of hay forks, spears, grapple forks
also collects wall mount pumps, floor pumps and reach plates from wagons.
F.E. Myers & Bro., manufacturer of pumps and hay tools, Ashland, Ohio
Newsletter #4,Vol 2 Issue 1, January 2010
Member Spotlight Dale Smithhisler of Ashland, Ohio
avid collector of F.E. Myers brand merchandise.
Hibbard, Spencer and Bartlett Company Information
Newsletter #5,Vol 2 Issue 2, March 2011
Member Spotlight Dennis McGrew of Lawrence, MI
collection of Cockshutt tractors and any barn-related items made by carrier manufacturers
William Gutenkunst - Founder of Milwaukee HayTool Company
Newsletter #6,Vol 2 Issue 3, September 2011
Feature Story ,William Louden - Father of the Hay Carrier
U.S. patent for the world’s first hay carrier, September 24th 1867.
Newsletter #7,Vol 2 Issue 4, November 2011
Grand Champion, hay carrier collector Steve Weeber,The History of Hay Carriers
Newsletter #8,Vol 3 Issue 1, January 2011
Member Spotlight: Gary VanScyoc and Jerry Kemp, Porter play ground equipment.
Newsletter #9,Vol 3 Issue 2, March 2011
Member Spotlight Gideon Troyer and Melvin Mast
Newsletter #10,Vol 3 Issue 3, Aug 2011
Member Spotlight HOWARD J. FERRIS, FOUNDER OF HUNT HELM FERRIS
Newsletter #11,Vol 4 Issue 1, January 2012
NAHTCA at 6TH ANNUAL TRI-STATE GAS ENGINE AND TRACTOR SHOW IN PORTLAND, INDIANA. Member Spotlight, Howard J. Ferris cont
Newsletter #12,Vol 4 Issue 2, Aug 2011
Member Spotlight HOWARD J. FERRIS, continued. List of Hay Carrier Manufacturers in Ohio
Special Edition May 2010
5 th Annual Hay Tool Show and Swap Meet a Great Success
earliest patented hay carrier to exist, patented by H. C. Stauffer in 1868.
Special Edition May 2011
6th Annual Hay Tool Show and Swap Meet Reaches New Heights
featured Ney hay tools

William Louden, of Fairfield, Iowa, invented the barn hay carrier and the patent was dated September 24, 1867. He started Louden Machinery Co., to supply farmers, with labor saving equipment, and by 1925 had sold "millions" of carriers.
partial catalog was saved from the web, contains 17 of 240 pages.
General catalog No. 52 issued Sept. 1, 1923
"Everything for the Barn"
"If It's a Louden, It's the Best"

the Louden Machinery Co. catalog(PDF)

more Louden Machinery catalogs on web, see links to Hay Tool related Web Sites

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