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By Byrne Bennett
The Record-Times 

Small tractors make big collection

Lifelong local creates model tractors


Last updated 11/4/2022 at 10:26am

Byrne Bennett | The Record-Times

85-year-old Ed Brommer works on a model tractor.

REARDAN-It isn't Willy Wonka's Chocolate Room, but it is just as colorful and satisfying. Instead of Everlasting Gobstoppers or Laffy Taffy, you will find Ed Brommer's collection of model farm machinery displayed on shelves from floor to ceiling.

The collection, numbering in the hundreds, is jaw-dropping, but discovering that Brommer created many of the pieces himself makes one realize they're in the presence of a master artisan.

Brommer, 85, was born in Reardan and has lived there his entire life. In 1955, he met his wife Marianne during their senior year in high school.

"She was the favo...

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