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5860
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Cox Trailers, in Grifton, is well-known in the eastern United States. Leon O. Cox and his sons started the company before the turn of the century, and they built bean and tobacco harvesters, tobacco trucks, and farm wagons. Later boat trailers were added. It was the Cox Camper, added in 1963, that made the company a household word in the recreation field.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 1 Issue 5, Nov/Dec 1973, p30, 32, il
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8839
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Wilbur Tyndall, president of the Pink Hill Supply Company, has been in the business of selling John Deere tractors for twenty-six years. In his large collection of farm equipment, Tyndall has a replica of the first steel two-horse plow that Deere forged in 1837. He keeps his museum in a renovated garage and it is open to the public.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 8, Jan 1981, p18-19, il
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24517
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The Old Timer’s Reunion Show is held every year in southeastern Guilford County near Climax and allows people to come together to experience machinery used to make work easier in the pre-electric and pre-small tractor days. Machinery included vintage wood saws, horse-drawn carts, old farm vehicles, and steam powered automobiles.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 45 Issue 1, June 1977, p22-24, il
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31577
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The Pooletown Volunteer Fire Department “Threshers Reunion” was held on the Baxter Ribelin farm outside of Salisbury, North Carolina. The two-day festival featured hundreds of antiques and farm equipment showing the dramatic progress that has taken place on the farm in this century. The festival also helps to raise money for the volunteer fire department.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 10 Issue 11, Nov 1978, p14-15, il, por Periodical Website
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32166
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Grady Fowler and Ben Venable of Surry County came up with an idea for an automatic egg gathering system. Their invention, called the Fowler Venable System, consists of nesting units which constitute the conveyor, the conveyor drive, and a vacuum system which cleans the conveyor after each cycle. The new system is being tested by various poultry companies, and is expected to drastically improve efficiency and work operations.
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36548
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A remnant of the Appalachian diet is the pictured churner, used to create buttermilk. Popular before the days of refrigeration because of its superior preservation ability, buttermilk became a staple in the region as a beverage or ingredient for baked goods.
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38276
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What makes a farm work, according to the author, is the relationship between farmers and tractors. Another relationship discussed by Hughes reflects the tractor’s enduring importance in North Carolina. An illustration for this relationship is the anecdote about a farmer, his tractor, and child he trusted to operate it. Illustrations of the tractor’s importance in North Carolina is many counties having multiple tractor dealerships, her comparison between tractor and car dealerships, and assertion tractor dealerships are often community centers and places of business.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 5, Oct 2012, p174-176, 178-184, 186-188, 190, 192 Periodical Website