Expanding markets for agricultural products and improved technology resulted in increases in farm production. By the late 1800s Cream separators, Horse-drawn combines and Steam tractors are tried out. The first gasoline tractor was built by
inventor John Froelich.
In the early 1900s Agriculture becomes increasingly mechanized and commercialized. Big gas tractors introduced in areas of extensive farming and farm production gradually grows from expanded use of mechanized power. In the 1930s all purpose, rubber-tired tractors with complementary implements were popular. In the 1950s the number of tractors on farms exceeds the number horses and mules for the first time. By 2000 one
American farmer supplies 100 plus persons with all the basic food supplies.
On eBay you can find old books, new books, magazine back issues and magazine subscriptions about
agriculture and farming collectibles and
The most popular collectible in this category are the advertising items made by the big tractor manufactures such as John Deere and
Caterpillar. Check out what eBay has to offer.
Seed Companies sell seeds for flowers, fruit and vegetables. Each seed company produces a catalogue and some of these seed companies have been producing them for many years and that makes them and the advertising items very collectible. Feed companies also produced some of these same old collectibles.
At eBay you can find vintage collectibles from Seed and
Feed Stores or Feed Companies such as
Burpee Seed Co.,
Henry Fields Seed Co.,
Funk Seed Co. and
Producing collectible items such as
Burlap Seed Sacks,
Old pocket and pen knives,
old and new
Thermometer just to name a few.
Other Agricultural Items you can find interesting old collectibles that didn't fit in any of the above categories. This is the category where you just might find that old vintage
Tractor Seat you have been looking for! Watch out the reproduction Tractor Seats!