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Bickford & Huffman Grain Drills

Bickford & Huffman were in operation on the south side of Main Street in Macedon from 1842 until 1906. Their major product over the years was the grain drill.

A short history of the company

1896 catalog for "Farmers' Favorite Grain Drills"

A very interesting Hoffman essay on the history of the company is available from the Wayne County Historian's office. Information about the Hoffman essays is on the County Historian's website.

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A group photo of employees.

An old postcard showing the front of the Drill Works.

A view of the back of the Drill Works.

A 1906 Sanborn map showing the Drill Works.

A ceramic plaque showing the Drill Works.

Very few Bickford & Huffman grain drills remain in existence. This one is at the Wayne County Historical Museum in Lyons, NY.