The Show/Milking Barn, during Open House, Oct 7 & 8, 2011.
Louden products were found in other barns and brought here for display.
The Louden Litter Carrier was a terrific time-saver, and led to the Louden Overhead Crane Division, which still manufactures overhead crane.
This carrier still works, and has an authentic patina. More overhead track will be installed.
These Louden stanchions provided more comfort and mobility for cows than wooden stanchions did.
A Louden Feed Cart. The item on the shelf is the air compressor that was used to power the milking machines.
Another item on the shelf is an unexpected Louden farm product.
Various hand tools are on display in the Show Barn.
A hole cut into the barn ceiling lets a visitor see the loft, which used ideas from the Louden Barn Planning Service. Note the track for the Louden Hay Carrier.
At some point this metal shed replaced an older wooden shed. The shed was used to showcase horses to prospective clients.
An original Charter Oak wagon built by Joel Turney & Co is on display in the shed. The seat is a reproduction. More details are here.
The attachment (outlined in white) is a platform that could be attached to the back of the wagon so a worker could stand on it and shovel the contents of the wagon bed onto the field or into the corn crib or wherever. Note the original seat.
The west side of the barn itself tells us something about the original shed.
A Maasdam Barns board member films a farmer telling us how this John Deere planter works.
This is one of three Louden ventilators on display. They were removed from a local barn before it was torn down.
The Open House comes to a close.
The last of the visitors are leaving the Open House.