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Old Seed Corn Bags
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DR    Posted 03-02-2004 at 19:57:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anyone know the history of the company on old cloth seed bags with the name "Capital Brand" Standard Seed Company Des Moines Iowa? Any idea if they have any value? We found them after my wife's Dad died & wonder why he saved them all these years?


Ron/PA    Posted 03-03-2004 at 06:29:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
If by "Cloth" you mean burlap, then they were no doubt saved because they were burlap. Back when that's what we had, they were used over and over and over. You bought something in burlap, then you hauled corn to the mill for grinding, then you brought the feed home in them. Then you hauled oats to the mill for milling, and brought the feed home in them, etc, etc, etc. On rainy days you patched burlap bags, so that on sunny days you could start over again.
Back when,, you never threw out a burlap bag, until the last remnants had been used to wash a newly laid ceramic tile floor!
Ron


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