Southeast Iowa Museum Crawl

Maasdam Barns

Southeast Iowa Museum Crawl, June 14, 2014

Rides in a wagon pulled by Howard Smith's Belgian horses were enjoyed by all.
Rides in a wagon pulled by Doug Smith's Belgian horses were enjoyed by all.

Next stop, the Mare Barn.Next stop, the Mare Barn.

Lunch will be served soon.
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 hay-lifting devices manufactured by the Louden Machinery Company in Fairfield, IA, were demonstrated.

The Stallion barn still has the original Louden Hay Carrier.
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.
A Louden Hay Carrier, showing how it is used with a hay wagon.

Photos by Ron Blair (top photo) and Jeff Fitz-Randolph

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