Southeast Iowa Museum Crawl
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Southeast Iowa Museum Crawl, June 14, 2014
Rides in a wagon pulled by Howard Smith's Belgian horses were enjoyed by all.
Next stop, the Mare Barn.
Lunch will be served soon.
The hay-lifting devices manufactured by the Louden Machinery Company in Fairfield, IA, were demonstrated.
Click here to view a narrated YouTube video
by Werner Elmker of this demonstration.
The Stallion barn still has the original Louden Hay Carrier.
Below is a Louden Hay Carrier, showing how it is used with a hay wagon (from a Louden catalogue). Not seen to the left is another horse that pulls the rope that lifts the hay.
Photos by Ron Blair (top photo) and Jeff Fitz-Randolph
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