LEE A. WOOD
If you are looking for something to do on a rainy afternoon, or morning, step inside where it is dry.
Just a short drive from downtown Vancouver this museum will bring back, or create, memories of a way of life, gone but still present.
Originally called the Farm Machinery Museum it is now know as the Farm Museum.
It is so much more than machinery.
It encompasses all the gamuts of a farmer's lifestyle.
2 or maybe 3, I got lost, large buildings, housing, though I was never a farmer, many objects that brought back memories of visiting, or working on, farms.
Ever wonder why truckers call trucks made by International - Cornbinders.
Well, in here you will see an original International cornbinder, a machine that was made to harvest corn.
International trucks now display a logo that says Navistar.
They are still, to us old time truckers, Cornbinders.
I was amazed to see how many other small brands of machines now carry the International Harvester brand.
Open daily from `10 AM to 4:30 PM or phone (604) 888-2273 to be sure.
JUST IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING, IT'S CALLED A `MANGLE'
RAKES AND PITCH FORKS
SOLDERING IRONS, PIPE CUTTER
AUGERS, BRACES, HAND SAWS
BUY A GUN (Sorry, NOT these, display only.)
MAKE YOUR OWN AMMUNITION
MODEL - NOTICE THE TANDEM STEERING AXELS
A METAL THRESHER
A WOODEN THRESHER
A MODEL CASE
A REAL CASE
WHERE INTERNATONAL TRUCKS GET THEIR NICK NAME
A PRERUNNER TO THE LATHES USED TO MAKE PLYWOOD
A LARGE DRILL PRESS
YOKES, FOR OXEN
A DITCH DIGGER
MY UNCLE WORKED FOR ALLIS CHALMERS RUMLEY IN OKOTOKS, ALBERTA
PHONE (604) 888-1759 TO BE SURE OF OPENING HOURS
If you are looking for a; quiet, relaxing, informative, getaway for a morning, or an afternoon, this is the place - 9131 King St. Fort Langley, B. C.
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