• 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

  • THE BAKER LINE E-BOOK

    Originally published by the A.D. Baker Company in Swanton, Ohio, this e-book contains 21 pages of illustrations and detailed information on the Baker line of engines and threshers. Includes black and white images of the machines.

    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: 3810
  • THE COWBOY: CHARACTERISTICS, EQUIPMENT, DEVELOPING THE WEST

    CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $14.95 AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

    Although the American cowboy has long been a favorite subject for novelists, filmmakers and illustrators, too often the picture painted of them bears little relation to reality. Philip Ashton Rollins, who lived in the West on and off between 1892 and 1924, set out to create a more accurate portrait of this enduring icon. Based on what he himself witnessed, this fascinating study discusses what exactly makes a cowboy, as well as cowboy weaponry, clothing, saddles and equipment; the "cowboy character"; and a cowboy's work. In addition, Rollins describes the history of ranching in the United States, the raising of horses and cattle, livestock rustling, and more.

    This remarkable book is perhaps the most accurate and detailed description of the real-life American cowboy ever written. Here Rollins describes the beginnings of ranching in America, and how horses and cattle were raised. He details, with flair and expertise, everything about the cowboy and his work — his tools and weapon, his clothes and tack, the specialized skills he perfected, and the life he led while on the range. He explains that there was really no typical American cowboy and definitively separates fact from legend. A wonderful resource for anybody who lives or loves the cowboy life, this book is an incredible record of these men, their lives and their work.

    About the author
    Philip Ashton Rollins, a graduate of Princeton, traveled extensively in the West and wrote about its people and their work.

    Item: 4709

    Author: Philip Ashton Rollins

    Format: Paperback

  • THE FARMALL DYNASTY

    The Farmall Dynasty recounts the dramatic story of the developmental history of tractors built by International Harvester, the dominant agricultural manufacturer of the early 20th century. The book traces the evolution of the Farmall tractor from the early Titans and Moguls through to modern times.

    The book includes well-researched accounts of the development of the original Farmall, the Letter Series, the 4100, Cub and other legendary IHC tractors, with firsthand accounts from factory engineers describing the challenges they faced.

    This book is an update of the rare and out-of-print International Harvester Photographic History.

    Item: 6382

    Author: Lee Klancher

    Format: Paperback

  • THE FARMETTE COOKBOOK

    To many, Imen McDonnell’s life reads as a modern fairytale. Happily going about her business as a young American woman embarking upon a successful career in broadcast production, she was introduced to a dashing Irish farmer and fell instantly in love. In short order, she found herself leaving behind her work, her country, and her family and friends to start a life from scratch on a centuries-old family dairy farm in County Limerick. The Farmette Cookbook is more than just a cookbook, it’s a chronicle of McDonnell’s journey, embracing her new identity as a farmer’s wife, discovering new tastes, feeding her family, and finding her way around the Irish kitchen, where traditional cooking trumps quick and convenient. Here, McDonnell shares her tried-and-true classic Irish recipes, infused with a contemporary American twist: from her Best Brown Bread, Fish-’n’-Chip Pie, and Richard’s “Proper” Irish Coffee to Farmhouse Buttermilk Beignets, Hot-Smoked Burren Salmon Tacos, and an Irish Hedgerow Shandy. Highlighting farmhouse skills (such as butter- and cheesemaking) and the use of local, wholesome ingredients, McDonnell invites us into her kitchen and her world, through stories and recipes, for a taste of the Irish countryside.

    Item: 7930

    Author: Imen McDonnell

    Format: Hardcover

  • THE GEISER MANUFACTURING CO. 1905, E-BOOK

    Includes New Peerless ZZ, ZI , and U-1 steam-traction engines. TT, RR and Q and their parts are also detailed, plus AA separators and clover hullers.

    A catalog on Peerless Machinery produced in 1905, this book shows the many models of engines and other machines that belong to this category produced in 1905. The design and construction of each is detailed in an extremely easy to read format, without technical expertise required. Contained within are several beautiful illustrations of the different Peerless Engines. This book explains why the construction, design, and production of Peerless Engines and Tractors are superior by factual basis and illustrations. Illustrated, 58 pages.

    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: 3668
  • THE GEISER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. PEERLESS 1910, E-BOOK

    A 64-page catalog of Peerless machinery and parts. A great addition to any collector's library.

    A catalog on Peerless Machinery produced in 1905, this book shows the many models of engines and other machines that belong to this category produced in 1910. Similar to the 1905 catalog of Peerless Engines, the design and construction of these engines and other machinery is detailed illustratively and concisely. Its simple yet effective explanation and illustrations leave no need for long explanations using dry technical jargon. The parts of the engines are visually explained with a few sentences for each diagram, making for a clean yet informative read. Illustrated, 65 pages.

    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: 3640
  • THE HISTORIC BARNS SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA

    For anyone who has ever admired a barn on an old country lane, this is the story of that barn and many others in Southeastern Pennsylvania, or, specifically, “the hearth,” the area east of the Susquehanna River and South of the Blue Mountains. One of the earliest-settled areas in North America, this region of the Keystone State, which includes Lehigh, Bucks, and Lancaster Counties, is home to an astounding 20,000 standing barns, in various states of repair, built from the late 1700s on. Discussed in this text are the primary factors that have determined the fundamental structures and appearances of the six great barn classifications, including forest resources. Other featured topics are architectural aspects and regionalisms, dates of construction, survival of 18th-century examples, mysterious decorations, and barn preservation. Completing this treatise are representative color photographs, building plan sketches, charts conveying the prevalence of types, and a glossary of barn terms.

    Item: 8431

    Author: GREGORY D. HUBER

    Format: Hardcover

  • THE JOHN DEERE CENTURY

    In The John Deere Century, acclaimed author and photographer Randy Leffingwell uses his unique brand of storytelling to chronicle the company and the tractors that have carried the distinctive green and yellow livery for the past century.

    Iconic John Deere tractors ranging from the spartan Waterloo Boy to the Model AOS, and from German and Argentine models to the acclaimed New Generation tractors are featured in this celebration of industrial tractor design. Loaded with photographs, both modern and vintage, and excellently written info, this book will have John Deere fans salivating.

    Item: 8804

    Author: Randy Leffingwell

    Format: Hardcover

  • THE POINT OF IT ALL

    This new title is a thoroughly documented and researched book about the history of the designs of antique barbed fencing. This book describes hundreds of patents and more than 2,000 patent design variations found in antique barbed fencing. Varieties include mild steel barbed wire strands, sheet metal barbed strips, barbed metal rods, and barbed wooden rails. Antique barbed fencing evolved from the wooden fences and plain wire fences of the 1850s. The major antique barbed fencing period occurred from the late 1860s and mid-1870s to the early 1900s, when inventors in the Midwest and Northeast designed hundreds of new ways to corral livestock. Using U.S. Patent and Trademark Office records and other information sources, author James R. Newman describes how the inventors considered their patent designs unique, what their purpose was, and what factors influenced the changes in these designs over time. Newman describes the common patterns found in the structure and form of these patent designs. Because of the complexity in these designs, he provides a proposed classification system that can be used for sorting, organizing, and indexing barbed fencing patents into similar patents and design groups. This book is intended for collectors, farm historians, and anyone who has ripped their pants crossing barbed wire fences.

    Item: 8075

    Author: James R. Newman

    Format: Paperback

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