The Edwards Family Collection

  On a beautiful spring Sunday afternoon I headed to Franklin, IL to visit with the Edwards Family.  Franklin is quiet little town about 30 minutes west of Springfield.  As I pulled in the driveway I noticed rows and rows of tractors lined up.  I definitely knew I was at the right place.  As I[…]

The Gaus Family Collection

If you have been in and around tractor shows throughout the state of Illinois I am sure you have seen one of Gaus Farms prairie tractors.  I sat down with brothers Craig, Eric, Vern and Andrew to hear their story.  The Gaus family tradition of collecting started with their Grandpa Vernon and their father Charlie.[…]

Early Machines Auction in Central Illinois

The Rusty Wheel was invited to attend a really awesome auction in Nokomis, Illinois at Aumann Auctions.  The auction was featuring a ton of old iron!  Everything from engines, cars, tractors and literature.  An auction featuring old iron is right up the Rusty Wheel’s alley! Kurt Aumann started the ball rolling for the auction around[…]