What follows are farm related tools found in Poppa's
Country Museum. Click on each photo for the larger format.
PEA THRASHER AND CLEANER
Built by Buck Hunt in 1927. First created to turn by hand and
later added John Deere 1 and a half horse power engine to power
it. It could travel to your location to thrash your dry peas.
Poppa bought the thrasher from Mrs. W.T. Hunt who was Mr. Buck
Hunt's daughter-in-law. Mr. Hunt lived at Fulcher, MS on Hunt
MEADOWS 30 INCH STONE BURR GRIST MILL
This grist mill grinds corn or wheat and is powered by a 1941
B-Model John Deere or 1951 Farmall 140. Poppa purchased this
grist mill from Mr. John Davis from North Choctaw County.
1 - 2 Ear
1 - John Deere
3 - Black Hawk Hand Operated
1 Large Wood Plane - to plane one side of plank
to build our home at Fulcher Crossing, Mississippi
1 Small Wood Plane - made by my step Grandad -
1 Rabbiting Plane - made by Joe Griffin's (our
next door neighbor) father - and donated to Poppa's Museum
Hand Dash Types From Our Home
Small Electric Churn From Our Home
1st Electric Churn - Built By Taylor Churn Company -
Bought in Charleston, Mississippi
Lap Churn - Purchased in Ellisville, Alabama
Belonged to Grace Smith - Poppa's Mother
STOCK PLOW - Owned by W. T. Hunt
FERTILIZER DISTRIBUTOR - Owned by Will Jackson - Donated by
Kenneth Jackson and his Grandson
WASH POTS /
RUB BOARDS / SOAP / WASHING POWDER
Large Wash Pots - Owned by C.T. & Grace Smith and
W.E. & Wilma McIntire
Small Wash Pots - Owned by Mrs. Jim McMinn's
Bal Soap - Donated By Kenneth Jackson
Gold Dust Twins Washing Powder - Donated By my
TREADLE SEWING MACHINE - Owned By My Mother, Grace Smith.
Poppa Smith says, "I can remember sitting on the treadle and
steering the wheel while make believing I was driving a car."
HAY MOWER &
RAKE (Mule or Horse Drawn) - Owned by Mr. Love McClure -
Sold to Poppa by his wife.
CUTTER (Mule or Horse Drawn) - Owned by Hansel & Harold
Murphy - donated by Harold.
HEATERS & COOK STOVES
Electric Cook Stove - Belonged to J.K. Stephenson
Gas Stove - Bought from Anthony Dean
Wood Cook Stove & Wood School House Pot Belly Stove
- Bought in Maben, Mississippi
SEED PLANTER - Listed in 1902 Sears Catalog
DUSTER (HAND OPERATED) - Owned By C.T. Smith
CROSS CUT &
BOW SAWS (2 Man & 1 Man) - Owned By Bobby Coopers'
OIL LAMPS - Owned by C.T. Smith & W.E. McIntire Family
- Purchased from Rose Hunt - some of Billy Wayne Hunt's family.
"People find things in their attic. They want to get
rid of it. I've only got two rules: It has to be old, and it has to
work -- or at least be fixable. You'd be surprised the things people
don't want anymore."
"You've got to see my bicycle. I've got the one and
only bicycle I've ever had, a 1936 Henderson. My brother inherited
it when he came along, and then I bought it back from him for a
dollar. I restored it and kept it and still ride it."
"Everybody knows Mr. Smith," says Ann Coleman,
Ackerman's municipal court clerk. "You see him ridin' around town in
his Model T. You hear him blowin' that whistle. I hear he's got a
lot of interesting things in his museum."