Alan King: King of Farm Equipment Books

Tractor manuals, advertising resources, the Gasoline Engines series and more books by Alan King helped shape the early days of the old iron hobby.

Alan King’s Oliver-Hart-Parr booklet: one of a series of tractor data books he produced. He also published a wide variety of short monographs (booklets) on single items such as farm tractors, gasoline engines, plows, corn huskers and shellers, and some booklets covered a single tractor company, like this one for the Rock Island Plow Co. The Year of the Tractor 1919 shows more than 100 models made by at least as many companies that year.