I enjoyed Sam Moore’s article in Farm Collector, May
2007, page 10, on the Avery Machinery Co. I own a 19-inch 1917
Yellow-Kid. It’s in bad condition although all the iron is OK. I
drew detailed drawings of all the wooden parts, but have not
started fabrication. I wonder if there might be detailed drawings
available. I’ve tried the Smithsonian Institute and the Indiana
State Library, but with no luck.
I would appreciate any information.
– Irvin C. Holman
1637 Elm St. N.
Fargo, ND 58102-2423
Editor’s note: The U.S. Patent Office is a good source for
drawings. Also available (from Farm Collector
Books): Avery Line by Bill Neal, which includes
photos and descriptions of the 1923 line of Avery motor farming,
threshing, hauling and road building machinery. Visit us at
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