My Minnesota: Fair vendor puts tractor parts in whole new light

  • by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 31, 2014 - 5:36 PM

The Minnesota State Fair’s West End Market has a new store: Machine Age Lamps. Vintage industrial remnants and tractor parts turned into light fixtures with bulbs that look hand-blessed by Tom Edison. It’s the work of Shawn Carling, who’s enjoying his first year as a fair vendor. A birthday gift got him started.

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