There's a new park in a nearby town. It's down in the floodplain on the site of an old farm. There are still hand built stalls, a chicken house, the remains of a house and several barns. There are also, set back in the brush and obscured by brush and vines, the remains of some farm equipment. I was hiking there yesterday and noticed a logo on what I think is what's left of a small harvester.
I took these with a cellphone.
Minneapolis-Moline. I had never heard of the company. They made tractors, combines, plows, and assorted equipment from 1929 to 1963. Pioneered the idea of an enclosed cab. Made a tractor with a bench seat, a cab with doors, and a radio in 1938. They were pricey, double what a regular tractor was going for, and only about 150 were sold. Looked like this.
That's the paint color they used so I assume the little harvester I saw was originally MM Prairie Gold.
There's a club, a website, and a magazine for fans. The company has been gone for 60 years.