Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Small, Medium and Large

This winter we have a number of little projects that we are looking forward to picking up.  One of them is to continue work on the silo exhibit.  Jim, a Wagner Farm staff member, has long collected agricultural related items. In his collection are a number of salesman sample silos.  These are now incredibly rare as there are not many left in existence.  Our plan is to make a display showing the model silos so people can get an understanding of their relative size.  When you stack them next to each other it is dramatic to see how big  modern silos are comparatively to the wood structures.  The original wooden silo  that we have on display in the Heritage Center is about 30 feet tall and 8 feet in diameter which matches the scale of the wooden salesman sample.  The blue Harvestor and the gray Madison are on the same scale and would be roughly 80 + feet tall.