Monday, February 28, 2011

Minneapolis Panel Silo - Puffer-Hubbard Mfg. Co

This is a 1912 advertising postcard from The Puffer-Hubbard Mfg. Co., Minneapolis, Minn. It advertises the Minneapolis Panel Silo with steel ribs, "The Strongest and Best Silo made." The name of the farm is stamped lightly in red on the left side of the picture:

View of L. Kennedy & Sons
Barn & Silo
Nelson, Wis.
Up-to-Date Farmers

Features of the silo mentioned on the back of this card are that it cannot shrink and fall down, and that it has a smooth inner surface. Some information from the back of another Puffer-Hubbard advertising postcard gives more details:
The hoops of the Minneapolis Panel Silo are carried at a distance from the walls of the silo insuring durability as moisture cannot be withheld so as to cause rust and also providing a perfect ladder at any point of the silo.
The Staging Brackets furnished with every silo attach readily to the hoops, making the use of a large amount of lumber for scaffolding during the erecting unnecessary which means a saving of quite an amount of money.


  1. That is such a neat barn. I always see the one barn that sits on the interstate as you drive into Minneapolis. They use to have a cotton gin or corn grinder that sat on the porch of the building close by it.

  2. Interesting postcard with the reinforced silo. Advertising postcards are so interesting.

  3. I love advertising postcards, particularly those that focus on farm products. (tractor ads are swell, too) That's a nice one!

  4. All that detail about silos. Who knew!

  5. I have recently purchased a wooden crate at an farm auction which has an imprint on the side reading: Hubbards Wire Sewed Carriers, Pats. Feb. 21, 1905, Dec. 8, 1908, patents pending made only by Puffer Hubard Mfg. Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota. Do you think this has anything to do with the panel silos and if so, Does anyone know what Wire Sewed Carriers are?

  6. Puffer-Hubbard manufactured electric washers, wheelbarrows, silos, folding deliv­ery
    boxes, and other things.

    I have a 1910 postcard advertising the folding delivery boxes.


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