- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Posted by Green Fun Store on 7/27/2010
From its iconic green hat to toys for children, the company still offers many branded items for sale. However, this is a tradition that stretches back some time, as is proven by a display at a Massachusetts library.
According to the Milford Daily News, the town's library has a display that focuses on fobs, which were used to hold watches in place when people still carried these types of timepieces. The collection is owned by John Barrows, who started collecting them in 1957.
"The fob provided a protective flap over the face and crystal of a pocket watch and the short strap was less likely to catch on things than the long chain usually associated with pocket watches," the newspaper said.
Included among the companies that are featured in the display is a fob that advertises John Deere equipment. There are also commemorative pieces that mark the bicentennials of a number of towns.
While the fobs may be a bit out of style, John Deere still offers other branded items for sale that range from business accessories to sports equipment.