• PROVIDING POWER FOR A NEW AGE: THE R&V STORY

    As the 1900s began, the world looked forward with optimism yet a sense of anxiety. A technological and cultural revolution was at hand. In the United States, people sought someone who would provide power for the technologies becoming available. Providing Power for a New Age: The R&V Story tells of one, mostly forgotten, story of a company that rose to the challenge of creating this power. This book takes you through a chronological tale of the Root and Van Dervoort Engineering Company and The Moline Automobile Company. It will take you through beginnings and ends, strikes, and “The War to End All Wars,” until the company finally comes to its end. This book does not end there, however; it gives you a tour of the R&V factory, explains the lives of those people important to the R&V story, and gives you an in-depth look at the products this factory, and these people, created. Providing Power for a New Age: The R&V Story includes many never-before seen photos and illustrations. The R&V story may have once been nearly forgotten, but this book brings light back to an extraordinary legacy.

    Item: 8188

    Author: Donald Paul, John Nikodym

    Format:

  • RAILROADS FOR MICHIGAN

    In this thoroughly researched history, Graydon Meints tells the fascinating story of the railroad's arrival and development in Michigan. An engaging and accessible text, Railroads for Michigan describes the long-awaited and often-troubled advent of the railroad in the state, the building of which shifted from private to public efforts and back again, amid tumultuous social, business and political developments. The railroad would come to play a role in almost every critical event in Michigan's history, including the Civil War, the Granger Movement, and the Gilded Age, before beginning to wane following the arrival of the automobile, the Interstate Commerce Commission, World War I and the Great Depression. A brief growth spurt during World War II was short-lived, and it was followed by the collapse of several major railroads and the formation of Amtrak and Conrail. Looking ahead to the future of the railroad in the Great Lakes region, Meints assesses the strengths and shortcomings of this revolutionary invention. With careful attention to the personal impact of the railroad, Meints recognizes in brief biographies the many men and women responsible for the development and operation of Michigan railroads, as well as the triumphs, tragedies and spaces that shaped their lives and work.

    Item: 6960

    Author: Graydon Meints

    Format: Hardcover

  • RED COMBINES 1915-2015

    This authoritative book chronicles the complete story of the red combine’s impact on agriculture and society. Red Combines 1915–2015 includes photographs and details about every red combine built in the United States and abroad, and tells the story of the creation of the Axial-Flow combine, which was developed in a garage so secret only a few people knew it existed. The Axial-Flow combine was a technological leap that transformed the industry when introduced in 1977. The book covers the entire line of red combines, including the CBX, a top-secret mega-combine built in the 1990s. Authored by Lee Klancher and the team of talented contributors who created the award-winning Red Tractors 1958–2013, this thorough and entertaining book is another captivating volume sure to please fans of agricultural equipment and farm history.

    Item: 7708

    Author: Lee Klancher

    Format: Hardcover

  • RED POWER FOR ALL SEASONS DVD

    Centers on International Harvester and Farmall fans who love their tractors red. Max Armstrong's Farmall family features the Super M and Super H. Darius Harms smiles about finally finding his father's Farmall tractor. Harry Lee builds Farmall prototypes like nobody has ever seen. This video is sure to thrill Red Power enthusiasts and Farmall fans of all ages. 2002. Run time: 70 minutes.

    Item: 3753

    Format: DVD

  • RED TRACTORS 1958-2013

    This authoritative history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors includes data and photos of every model built from 1958 to 2013, as well as in-depth information about how these tractors were designed and constructed. With interviews of engineers and executives, the book covers how the 40 and 60 series were created, and thoroughly covers the red tractors from the 1960s through the 1980s. The book also traces the innovations and struggles of the final days of International Harvester. The authors unearthed a treasure trove of concept drawings and photos of prototype machines to shed new light on how these tractors were created. The book includes the exciting story of the creation of the Case-IH Magnum, an innovative machine that blends some of the great engineering done by IH with the Cummins engine built by Case. The modern era of Case IH is also included, with the story of the creation of the Quadtrac as well as the entire line of tractors. With a mix of new photography of some of the most exceptional collectible models in existence along with hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, this thorough book is the most authoritative guide on red tractors ever published.

    Within the pages of Red Tractors, 1958-2013, you'll find:

    • Design and development history of the tractors, with firsthand accounts from the engineers and other product-development specialists at IH and Case IH
    • More than 725 images of IH and Case IH tractors, including previously unpublished concept drawings as well as images of prototypes, test mules and more
    • Information on North American, British, German, Australian and French models from the leading experts on red tractors
    Item: 6893

    Author: Lee Klancher

    Format: Hardcover

  • RESTORING ANTIQUE TOOLS

    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.

    Item: 5219

    Author: Herbert P. Kean

    Format: Paperback

  • RUMELY LINE E-BOOK

    Originally published by the Rumely Products Co. in Chicago, Ill., this e-book contains 36 pages of detailed information and illustrations of various Rumely products.

    INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-book* and it will be delivered directly to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

    * What is an e-book? The e-book is a revolutionary new way to obtain the information and literature you want in a download-and-print version from your personal computer. We have scanned the pages from your favorite original books and manuals, and collected them in an easy-to-use, widely accepted PDF format. Simply purchase the book, download to your desktop with a single click and print. E-books are available at reduced rates due to the elimination of printing and distribution costs.

    Item: 3809
  • RUST BOOK: FIRST EDITION

    Compiled by Machinery Pete, the Rust Book is the No. 1 source for actual auction prices on antique machinery manufactured between the 1920s and 1970s. It includes sales results on nearly 10,000 vintage tractors, implements and trucks, including a complete list of serial numbers and tractor test results. It gives specific information on the model number sold, the area it was sold, the condition of the equipment and any extra comments that contributed to the sale price. Includes lesser-known classics as well as John Deere, Farmall, Oliver, Allis-Chalmers, etc.

    Item: 5776

    Format: Paperback

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

    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.

    Item: 5459

    Format: Paperback

  • SONGS OF THE IRON-MEN

    New Music Inspired by Poems from The Iron-Man Album

    Before gas tractors plowed the fields, steam traction engines ruled the prairie. Now, the glory days of steam farming live on through the words of the men and women who experienced them firsthand.

    Twelve poems, originally submitted to Iron Men Album back in the 1950s, have been unearthed and set to original music by folk musician and Gas Engine Magazine (Farm Collector) editor Christian Williams on this new audio CD. To give the album an old-time American feel, Williams used instruments unique to American folk music, including banjo, washtub bass, steel resonator guitar and autoharp. Listen to Smoke on the Prairie, one of the songs in this unique music CD.

    “Lesser musicians would've have given us a tepid collection of by-the-numbers ‘folk’ songs. Not Christian. As always, he's written and performed all the music on this collection, but it's his heart that makes sure that these songs sparkle with individual brilliance. Each one of these numbers has its own feel and style. Yes, Mr. Williams mines the rich veins folk, roots music and proto-country but the end results have a vibrancy and life most artists can't achieve.”

    -Sepiachord.com

    This is a first-hand account of early American farming, let the words and music take you back to a time when steam was king.

    Track listing:

    • Dreaming of Steam
    • Vanished Days
    • On the Farm
    • Haywire Sawmill
    • Charlie and His Case
    • Threshing Crew
    • The Lazy Farmer
    • Good Old Russell
    • Village Blacksmith
    • Smoke on the Prairie
    • My Old Steam Engine
    • Death of a Steam Man
    Item: 4167

    Author: Christian Williams

    Format: Audio CD

  • STANDARD CATALOG OF FARM TRACTORS 1890-1980, 2nd Edition

    Brand-new edition of the No. 1 guide to North American farm tractors by C.H. Wendel, complete with Nebraska Tests. Explore popular makes and models, research company background and key production information, or just browse through more than 1,500 images!

    Item: 2673

    Author: C.H. Wendel

    Format: Paperback

  • STANDARD OF THE HIGHWAY

    A collection of magazine ads detailing the evolution of International trucks over the decades, Standard of the Highway is a collection of International truck ads that were aimed at American farmers and the general trucking industry. The early ads showed very basic trucks, but by the late 1930s, the trucks had become very streamlined and far ahead of the times. Over the years, the changes in the common pickup truck have been truly amazing.

    This book is not intended to be an encyclopedia of all models, but a historical overview of the evolution of International trucks through ads, all from the personal collection of collector Tim Putt.

    Item: 8226

    Author: Tim Putt

    Format: Paperback

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