• THE FIELD GUIDE TO CLASSIC FARM TRACTORS, EXPANDED EDITION

    A classic farm tractor is a conversation starter and a comforting reminder of childhoods on the farm and adulthoods twisting a wrench in the garage or shop. Tractors are cultural touchstones of another era, as familiar as the smell of apple pie baking in a farmhouse kitchen. All of that nostalgia is here in this expanded edition of The Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors. This photo-filled collection features landmark models from all the major marques:

    • Allis-Chalmers
    • J. I. Case
    • Caterpillar
    • John Deere
    • Ford
    • International Harvester
    • Farmall

    Also well-represented are smaller brands like Advance-Rumely, Cockshutt, Eagle, Fate-Root-Heath, Ferguson, Hart-Parr, Minneapolis-Moline, and Oliver. Tractors from the United States, Canada, and Europe are included. But The Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors, Expanded Edition is more than just another collection of handsome color photos. Each model description is accompanied by a specification chart presenting crucial technical details like RPMs, horsepower, fuel type, maximum speed, weight, and more. With some 400 tractor models and a color photograph depicting each, this book is a valued addition to any tractor lover's bookshelf.

    Item: 10353
  • THE FIELD GUIDE TO JOHN DEERE TRACTORS 1892-1991

    This convenient, easy-to-use field guide puts a wealth of information right into your hands! You'll find brief histories, model runs, specification details, and eye-catching color photographs of more than 500 models of John Deere tractors, from the 2-cylinder series of 1892 to modern multicylinder models. The late Don Macmillan is considered one of the world's most respected John Deere historians. Inside, he breaks down John Deere's rich heritage into distinct eras:

    •The Pioneering Years, 1892–1924
    •The Unstyled Years, 1923–1938
    •The Styled Years, 1938–1960
    •The Numbered Series, 1952–1960
    •The New Generation of Power, 1959–1972
    • Generation II, 1972–1987
    • The Modern Years, 1982–1991

    A wealth of photos of every John Deere tractor (from the legendary 2-cylinder Waterloo Boy that started it all to 6-cylinder, 200-horsepower machines of the 1980s) are accompanied by detail-rich descriptions of the tractors' features and backstories, as well as concise charts presenting key specifications. For fans of old iron, there's no better quick reference. It's equally useful at swap meets and in the armchair!

    Item: 9891
  • 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
  • THE HOME BLACKSMITH

    As more and more people join the do-it-yourself revolution, they are breathing new life into many time-honored skills and crafts. Blacksmithing is among the trades that are enjoying a resurgence for both practical and artistic uses, yet there is not an abundance of readily accessible information available to beginning blacksmiths to help them get started and understand the craft.

    Author Ryan Ridgway, a veterinarian and blacksmith with more than 15 years of metalworking experience, hopes to fill that void with this comprehensive volume geared toward answering the many questions that new blacksmiths often have. By explaining the physics of moving metal, the different styles of anvils and forges, and alternative fuel sources, Ridgway sets his book apart from less-detailed volumes. He presents 40 practical, easy-to-follow projects, showing aspiring blacksmiths how to make tools (such as hammers and chisels), farm implements (such as gate latches and hoof picks), and items for home use (including drawer pulls and candleholders).

    Inside The Home Blacksmith:

    • The evolution of blacksmithing around the world and the differences between the tools specific to each region
    • The behavior of heated metal and the science of metalworking
    • Setting up a shop safely and economically
    • The heart of your shop, the anvil and forge, and the other essential tools
    • Working with different types of steel, including how to salvage steel for different uses
    • Techniques from beginning to advanced
    • Step-by-step instructions for 40 blacksmithing projects: tools and other implements, as well as decorative pieces for personal use or sale


    Item: 8061
  • 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
  • THE JOHN DEERE MOLDBOARD TRACTOR PLOW

    The John Deere Moldboard Tractor Plow is filled with technical information on all John Deere Moldboard Tractor plows built in the Two-Cylinder Era, 1914 to 1960. The book covers information on each plow: the model, plow type, frame type, number of bottoms, bottom widths available, years built, frame or beam identification, lift type available, parts catalog number, operator manual number, wheel types available, identifying features, and more!





    Item: 9768
  • 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
  • THE PUMPKIN COOKBOOK

    From Currant-Pumpkin-Oat Scones to Chicken-Pumpkin Tacos, Pumpkin-Filled Ravioli with Fried Sage, Ginger-Pumpkin Ice Cream, and of course (seven!) pies, this comprehensive cookbook reminds us that the iconic symbol of fall is so much more than jack-o’-lantern material. These 139 recipes offer diverse and delicious options for enjoying pumpkin and other winter squash (such as butternut, acorn, and kabocha) year-round. With recipes for many forms of pumpkin, including both fresh and canned pumpkin puree, and inspired by world cuisines, The Pumpkin Cookbook lets the versatility of this superfood shine through in snacks, drinks, salads, soups, main dishes, and desserts.

    Item: 8391
  • THE REEVES 40 GAS TRACTOR E-BOOK

    Published originally by the Emerson-Brantingham Implement Company out of Rockford, Ill., around 1914, this e-book delivers 20 pages of detailed information on the Reeves 40. Includes b/w component images, era photos of the tractor in use and customer testimonials.

    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: 3783
  • TRACTOR

    This rollicking ride into machine history follows the innovators, entrepreneurs, and hucksters who transformed our world with farm machines. Starting with the turn-of-the-century visionaries who saw that four wheels and a motor could replace the horse, the book moves swiftly through key early developments to cover the power farming movement of the latter part of the 20th century—a time when major manufacturers lagged behind and independent builders and farmers began creating their own solutions with pencil drawings and welders.

    The book’s stories range from the butcher shop where John Deere secretly designed a completely new line of four- and six-cylinder tractors to the skullduggery and corporate raiding that took place in fields and back lots as company agents schemed to discover what their dirty ol’ competitors had up their sleeves. The book moves all the way up through the creation of the first tractor electronics, the merger movement of the 1980s, and the emergence of high-technology innovations (such as smart farms and auto-guidance) that are changing the farm as we know it. This raucous, heartfelt book shines a light on some of the bright minds and innovative companies that emerged from the fertile fields of America’s heartland.

    Item: 9095

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