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Emerson Brantingham Grain Drill

Kent McMakin

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Recently picked up this well preserved EB grain drill. I believe it was on the same farm since new and showed minimal use. I was wanting to preserve this drill, and not restore it. Far to nice of an original to screw up. This winter I began to completely disassemble it as far as possible. Using just water to clean the wood, and simply wire brushing the metal parts to get the loose rust off, I followed up with a coat of Penetrol. Was amazed at the results of the grain box as to what was hiding under 90-100 years of dirt and dust. Starting on the metal parts now. A lot of the moving parts are caked with that petrified grease/dirt mix so I'm hoping to find more red paint. Will post more pics when done.


Family Tradition

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Absolutely stunning! I so appreciate it when someone takes the time to preserve the machinery of the past. There’s always someone preserving the tractors and the engines and that’s great but only occasionally does one find somebody like you that’s willing to put forth the time and effort to preserve a piece that many would let rot away as “yard art”. I’ll be looking forward to seeing the completed project! Best wishes