Yet to be restored, parts from a scrapped John Deere tractor sit in lamp maker Shawn Carling's workshop on Friday, May 27, 2016 in Farmington, Minn. Carling founded Machine Age Lamps, which turns discarded farming and industrial equipment into light fixtures. ROBB JEFFRIES / FORUM NEWS SERVICE

Old Parts Reborn Into New Lamps

FARMINGTON, Minn. — On a drizzly weekday afternoon in the southern reaches of the Twin Cities, Shawn Carling stands over his new acquisitions in the driveway behind his house. Carling is a lamp maker, but you wouldn’t be able to tell that from the rusted bits of classic Americana he had just bought from a…
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