Old Newspaper Articles from Capper’s Farmer May 1927

From the issue, articles include Harvesting Sweet Clover, Rabies Vaccine for Dogs, and Home Improvement Project for the Porch, as well as advertisements for Montgomery Ward, Fisk Tire, Caterpillar Tractor, Crown Overalls, Coleman Stoves, and more.

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    A photo that appeared in the May 1927 issue of Capper's Farmer shows Fred Smith's home before the home improvement project to the porch.
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    A photo that appeared in the May 1927 issue of Capper's Farmer shows Fred Smith's home after he completed the home improvement project to his porch.
    From Capper's Farmer archives
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    An advertisement for Caterpillar Tractor that appeared in the May 1927 issue of Capper's Farmer magazine.
    From Capper's Farmer archives
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    An advertisement for Fisk Tire that appeared in the May 1927 issue of Capper's Farmer magazine.
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    A photo that appeared in the May 1927 issue of Capper's Farmer shows a sweet clover harvester machine being built by W.C. Children and Max Bebensee.
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    A full page advertisement for Montgomery Ward that appeared in the May 1927 issue of Capper's Farmer magazine.
    From Capper's Farmer archives
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    Several advertisements, including Crown Overalls and chicken ads, that appeared in the May 1927 issue of Capper's Farmer magazine.
    From Capper's Farmer archives
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    Advertisements, including Coleman Stoves and McNess Store, that appeared in the May 1927 issue of Capper's Farmer magazine.
    From Capper's Farmer archives

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Harvesting Sweet Clover Seed

Sweet clover seed shatters so easily that binders waste it, rain beats it out after it is in the shock, and handling at threshing time adds to the loss.

In Pottawattamie County, Iowa, old grain binders are being rebuilt as sweet clover seed gatherers. Mervin Martin made the first transformation, and others have improved on his model. The photograph shows a machine being built by W.C. Children and Max Bebensee. It has since gone into successful operation.

There is no need for a sickle. The bull-wheel remains as the diver of the strong reels that run several times faster than those on a grain binder.

The operation is one of beating off the seed and tossing it back on an enclosed sheet-metal table, from which it is removed as often as necessary, and sacked. Later the seed is cleaned.




Dog Vaccinated Against Rabies

By C.W. Rapp
Sevier County, Arkansas

Following a mad dog scare that we experienced recently, we immediately had our dog vaccinated against hydrophobia. The cost is small, and the dog is now a safe playmate for children. We no longer worry when a chance bite or scratch occurs as the result of rough play.






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