Another first for Louden
Louden invented and exhibited the first practical all-steel cow stall at the 1907 National Dairy Show. Wooden stalls had been widely used, but presented various problems, which the all-steel stalls were designed to solve.
Steel stalls rescued from an old barn, like the ones pictured below, are on display in the Show Barn at the Maasdam Barns complex in Fairfield, IA.
This photo is from a Louden catalogue page.
This photo below shows Louden stanchions in the Slayton round barn website,
copyright ©2002 Hardin County Historic Preservation Commission.
More information about the Slayton round barn can be found on the Iowa Falls, Iowa website.
Also, exterior photos are on the Iowa Round Barns website.
This sign is in the Show Barn at the Maasdam Barns complex.
These Louden stanchions were found in an old barn about to be torn down. 10-08-11
The metal stanchions could move with the cow, so were more comfortable for them. 10-08-11