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    PRACTICAL BLACKSMITHING #2

    Comp/Ed by M. T. Richardson
    Paperback

    Price: $27.95

    Central smithing processes: welding, brazing, soldering, forging, cutting, bending, setting and tempering. Section on plow work. SC, 608 pages, more than 1,000 illustrations.


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    IMPLEMENTS FOR FARMING WITH HORSES AND MULES

    Sam Moore
    Paperback

    Price: $38.00

    Author Sam Moore discusses in detail animal-drawn implements in this 266-page book. Moore walks you through plow parts and terminology with a no-nonsense view of one who has worked the land.


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    MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. CATALOGUE & BUYERS' GUIDE 1895


    Paperback

    Price: $17.95

    "Our mail order methods meet many wants," wrote a poetic but anonymous copywriter on a page of the 1895 Montgomery Ward & Co. catalogue. He had a gift for understatement. At its zenith from the 1880s to the 1940s, Montgomery Ward, like its cross-town Chicago rival, Sears, sold virtually everything the average American could think of or desire—and by mail. This was a revolution, and Ward's fired the first shot. To buy spittoons, books of gospel hymns, hat pins, rifles, wagons, violins, birdcages, or portable bathtubs, purchases that used to require many separate trips to specialist merchants, suddenly all the American shopper had to do was lick a stamp. This unabridged facsimile of the retail giant's 1895 catalogue showcases some 25,000 items, from the necessities of life (flour, shirts) to products whose time has passed (ear trumpets). It is an important resource for antiquaries, students of Americana, writers of historical fiction, and anyone who wants to know how much his great-grandfather paid for his suspenders. It is a true record of an era.


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    MEMORIES OF A FARM KITCHEN

    BOB AND ROB ARTLEY
    Hardcover

    Price: $22.95

    In the farm home of America’s past, the hearth of the home – the kitchen – represented the warmth and well-being of the family that met daily to enjoy hearty, homemade food and converse with pleasure…

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    In the farm home of America’s past, the hearth of the home – the kitchen – represented the warmth and well-being of the family that met daily to enjoy hearty, homemade food and converse with pleasure. Award-winning artist Bob Artley evokes this ideal in this beautiful homage to the traditional Midwestern farm kitchen. Filled with heirloom family recipes and cozy memories and accompanied by Artley’s signature pen-and-ink drawings and full-color illustrations, this memoir provides a nostalgic and affectionate look at rural life, family and food from a simpler time.

    Peppered with 28 traditional family recipes Dorothy Harchanko gathered from farm wives of the era – including entries for Apple Pie, Carrot Jam and Ice Box Cookies – the chapters provide a description of the farm kitchen; discuss the family larder, cellar and attic; and examine the many ways in which the kitchen served as the center of the farm family’s universe. Used as a medical dispensary, nursery, laundry room, scriptorium, and, of course, gathering place to eat, the kitchen of Artley’s past now gives him the space to tell his unique story in words, with food and through his excellent and unforgettable artwork.


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    RESTORING ANTIQUE TOOLS

    Herbert P. Kean
    Paperback

    Price: $19.95

    Here is the book that finally unlocks the secrets that professional restorers have been using for years. It explains critical (and previously closely held) restoration techniques in a way that even t…

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    Here is the book that finally unlocks the secrets that professional restorers have been using for years. It explains critical (and previously closely held) restoration techniques in a way that even the most uninitiated can understand and follow. Chapters cover boring and edge tools, planes (wood, wood-bottomed and metal), measuring tools, saws and other miscellaneous tools, as well as information on cleaning and refinishing. The author explains how to make a bow for a bow drill, how to make wedges for planes, how to replace vials in levels, and literally hundreds of other such invaluable instructions.


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    METALWORKING

    Paul Hasluck
    Paperback

    Price: $17.95

    With more than 2,000 black–and–white illustrations and clear, practical instructions given by expert handyman and blacksmith Paul N. Hasluck, Metalworking offers everything you need to know to turn a…

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    With more than 2,000 black–and–white illustrations and clear, practical instructions given by expert handyman and blacksmith Paul N. Hasluck, Metalworking offers everything you need to know to turn a chunk of metal into a useful and well–crafted product.

    From building a blast furnace and polishing metals to forging iron and steel and spinning metals on a lathe, this comprehensive guidebook includes the tools, materials, and processes that are fundamental to the art of metalworking. Included here is information on working sheet metals, gold, and silver; building a dynamo and electric motor; making a vertical steam engine; and more!

    This ultimate, do–it–yourself guide to metalworking is ideal for all handymen and women, do–it–yourself–types, and industry professionals —amateur and seasoned alike!


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    SEARS ROEBUCK & CO.; THE BEST OF 1905-1910 COLLECTIBLES


    Paperback

    Price: $17.95

    Take a hundred–year excursion into the past when all your wishes and whims could be found within the pages of a Sears, Roebuck, & Co. catalogue. Whether you lived in Manhattan, New York, or Manhattan, Kansas, a new camera, a grand piano, and even the latest medical supplies were only a mail order away with your Sears catalogue. Florida Water, Liquid Skin, hammer–less revolvers, bankers' shears, travelling bags, bridging telephones, and the Acme Triumph Six–Hole Steel Range (which was the "The Wonder of the Stove World" according to the ad copy) could all be had for reasonable prices.

    In this compilation of the best collectibles from the 1905 through 1910 Sears catalogs, readers will find everything the early–twentieth–century American needed to outfit home, office, medicine chest, or craft workshop. A useful resource for artists, antiques dealers, and history buffs, this title is certain to make any reader feel nostalgic for simpler times. From the department introductions and the descriptions of Sears' warehouses and factories to the hundreds of merchandise–filled pages, readers will find treasures on every page of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.: Best Collectibles from the 1905–1910 Catalogues.


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    HARVESTING HERITAGE: 150 YEARS ON THE AMERICAN FARM

    Sam Moore
    Paperback

    Price: $7.99

    Harvesting Heritage: 150 Years of the American Farm, a special collector's edition featuring more than 35 great essays from Sam Moore, author of Let's Talk Rusty Iron as featured in Farm Collector!

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    Harvesting Heritage: 150 Years of the American Farm, a special collector's edition featuring more than 35 great essays from Sam Moore, author of Let's Talk Rusty Iron as featured in Farm Collector!

    As a student of the past, Moore learned his lessons well. Paying careful attention to instructions from his elders, he not only learned the old ways but gained a full appreciation for them. Today, he can tell you not only how farms were once operated, but why farmers did things the way they did.

    In his regular columns, Moore brings long-forgotten characters to life: neighbors, harvest crews, local mechanics and farm wives of decades past make encore appearances, sharing their wisdom and a laugh or two. Early farm practices and the routines of everyday life of half a century ago are recounted in a fresh new way, flavored both with nostalgia and a healthy dose of reality. Sometimes the old ways were the best ways; other times, not so much.

    Deeply researched and beautifully written, Moore's essays recapture a time now irretrievably lost - but easily glimpsed through the pages of this exciting new edition.


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    IHC HERITAGE: THE BEST OF INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER

    Farm Collector Editors
    Paperback

    Price: $7.99

    Celebrate the rich heritage of International Harvester in this Special Collector's Edition from Farm Collector. Featuring more than 30 articles about the great tractors, engines, equipment and implem…

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    Celebrate the rich heritage of International Harvester in this Special Collector's Edition from Farm Collector. Featuring more than 30 articles about the great tractors, engines, equipment and implements that made International Harvester famous, IHC Heritage is a glossy-paged guide that is rich in history, facts, entertaining stories, photographs and more.

    Organized into three categories - tractors and gas engines, implements and equipment, collections and memorabilia - this guide covers everything from a 1909 vertical engine to 1950 Farmall Cubs, from McCormick-Deering to a rare International Auto Truck. Readers will recognize familiar names such as Sam Moore, Bill Vossler and Oscar H. Will III as they recount the history of International and the machines that made the name famous.

    Articles include:

    • Proud Survivor: 1909 Type A is one of the oldest running gas tractors in the U.S.
    • Titans of the Turf: Garden tractors were built to last.
    • The First Reaper: The beginning of farm mechanization.
    • Loading the Haymow: Putting up hay with McCormick-Deering.
    • Keeping the Dream Alive: Iowa museum 40 years in the making.
    • Putting the Classics to Work: Collector uses "old red" equipment on the farm.
    … And more!


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    HOW TO RESTORE YOUR FARM TRACTOR

    Tharran Gaines
    Paperback

    Price: $35.00

    Finally! A restoration guide with the kind of detail needed for a first-class job.

    How to Restore Your Farm Tractor is packed with hundreds of helpful full-color photographs, proven tips a…

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    Finally! A restoration guide with the kind of detail needed for a first-class job.

    How to Restore Your Farm Tractor is packed with hundreds of helpful full-color photographs, proven tips and techniques, and money-saving advice from restorers who know what works ... and what doesn't. Tharran Gaines' expert DIY guide will walk you step-by-step through the complete restoration of your tractor, from disassembly to engine rebuild, electrics, painting and final detailing. There's even a handy section on parts sources. So, no matter if you favor John Deeres, Fords, Farmalls, A-Cs, or Minnie-Mos, with Gaines' guidance, you're well on your way to showing off your shiny "new" classic tractor.

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