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Classic American Farm Tractors, Baldwin, Nick
1 Baldwin, Nick Classic American Farm Tractors
London, England Osprey Publishing Limited 1987 Reprint Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by Andrew Morland 
Color Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book cover have some beginning bumping and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "Why classic American Farm Tractors? If you have flipped through the pages already, you'll know why. If you haven't, then there's only one quick answer. A longer answer is that there is around the world a strong enthusiasm for old machinery of all kinds." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Fifty Years On Tracks, Caterpillar Tractor Co.
2 Caterpillar Tractor Co. Fifty Years On Tracks
Peoria, IL Caterpillar Tractor Co. 1954 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, tears and spots of rubbing and wear. The top spine end of the dust jacket has chipping and smallish edge tears. The spine joints have noticeable rubbing. "In 1925, the C. L. Best Tractor Co. And the Holt Manufacturing Company merged to form Caterpillar Tractor Co. : leading track-type tractor builders of that time, the two firms had chosen an old and familiar Holt trademark for use in their new corporate name. This anniversary book tells the story of Caterpillar - and its important predecessors - from a beginning rooted in Nineteenth Century soil." "Daniel Best was a competitor of the Holt concern. Best had established small factories in Oakland, California, and Albany, Oregon, by 1879 where he manufactured grain cleaners and separators. In 1885, Best had built and sold his first combined harvester. Because of his expanding product line and limited space at his factories, he purchased the existing plant and property of the San Leandro Plow Company in San Leandro, California. Setting up a new company, the Daniel Best Agricultural Works, Best relocated all of his production there in late 1886 and closed the Albany and Oakland plants. Best bought the rights to another inventor's steam-powered tractor, and began production of steam traction engines in 1889. Early recognition of the limitations of steam power led Daniel Best to tinker with gasoline-fired internal combustion engines around 1890. In 1893, Daniel Best renamed his company and incorporated it as the Best Manufacturing Company, and in that year produced his first gasoline-powered tractor. But for a period of years thereafter, gasoline tractors were still experimental, and production of the factory consisted largely in steam tractors and in combined harvesters." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1948-49 Tractor Field Book with Power Farm Equipment Specifications, Farm Implement News Co.
3 Farm Implement News Co. 1948-49 Tractor Field Book with Power Farm Equipment Specifications
Chicago, IL Farm Implement News Co. 1949 Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The fabric spine of the book has wear, rubbing and several spots of fraying. The front spine joint has cracking and places where the fabric has lost bits. The book covers are heavily rubbed and worn. The text pages are clean and bright. The book is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs of tractors and specs. along with wonderful advertisements related to the field. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Development of the Agricultural Tractor in the United States Two Volumes: Part I (Up to 1919 inclusive) and Part II (up to 1950 inclusive), Gray, R. B.
4 Gray, R. B. Development of the Agricultural Tractor in the United States Two Volumes: Part I (Up to 1919 inclusive) and Part II (up to 1950 inclusive)
St. Joseph, IL American Society of Agricultural Engineers 1954 2nd Printing Stapled wraps Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a two Volume set of oversized paperback books. Volume One has cardstock covers and a side stapled binding. Volume Two has cardstock covers and a glued binding. Both books are in Very Good+ condition and were issued without a dust jacket. The books and their contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The front cover of both volumes have a previous owner's inked name. The text pages are clean and bright. A limited edition of this (volume one) was issued in 1954 - demand for copies grew and the author, after his retirement finished Volume Two approved the American Society of Agricultural Engineers to publish further copies. Illustrated with black and white photographs of all the tractors included. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Agricultural Tractor 1855-1950, Gray, R. B.
5 Gray, R. B. The Agricultural Tractor 1855-1950
St. Joseph, MI American Society of Agricultural Engineers 1975 Revised Edition Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The covers have some rubbing and light wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "The success of American agriculture may be largely attributable to the development of the agricultural tractor. A 1975 statement by Jerome A. Mark of the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that the most sustained high rate of growth in productivity has occurred in agriculture. In the last quarter of a century, farm productivity has grown almost 6 percent a year..." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Inside 100 Great Cars Technical Specifications and Cutaway Drawings with Special Foldout Features, Hodges, David (editor)
6 Hodges, David (editor) Inside 100 Great Cars Technical Specifications and Cutaway Drawings with Special Foldout Features
New York Exeter Books 1988 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Admiration of outstanding cars is as old as the enlightened acceptance of the car itself - since the last years of the 19th century people have flocked to motor shows to admire cars they will almost certainly never own." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Complete History Of Chrysler Corporation 1924-1985, Langworth, Richard M. and Jan P. Norbye
7 Langworth, Richard M. and Jan P. Norbye The Complete History Of Chrysler Corporation 1924-1985
New York Beekman House 1985 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. "Few business stories have generated as much public interest - or as much public controversy- as the events surrounding Chrysler Corporation in the Eighties." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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302 The Definitive 1967-1968 Camero Z/28 Fact Book, MacNeish, Jerry
8 MacNeish, Jerry 302 The Definitive 1967-1968 Camero Z/28 Fact Book
York, PA Motorbooks International 1990 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Jerry MacNeish tells me that a Z/28 article in a 1968 issue of Super Stock magazine began his long-term fascination for those early Z's. Tom McCahill tested a 1956 Chevrolet 150 2-door with a 225 hp 265 for Mechanix Illustrated ..." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Benjamin Holt The Story of the Caterpillar Tractor, Payne, Walter A. (General editor)
9 Payne, Walter A. (General editor) Benjamin Holt The Story of the Caterpillar Tractor
Stockton, CA University of the Pacific 1982 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket, but with a cardboard slipcase. The slipcase is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The slipcase is in mostly clean, solid condition, but there are several large splotches of ground-in dirt. "The story of Benjamin Holt is one of inventive genius and pioneering spirit. His life spanned two eras, the first with man challenging the land: the second with man working the land." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Farm Equipment at Prices that Save Money for You, Sears, Roebuck and Co.
10 Sears, Roebuck and Co. Farm Equipment at Prices that Save Money for You
Chicago, IL Sears, Roebuck and Co. 1934 Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine of the book has chipping to both top and bottom edges. There is some light creasing to the front corners. The text pages are clean and bright. The book is illustrated throughout with black and white drawings of all sorts of farm implements. The original order envelope is still enclosed. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Benjamin Holt & Caterpillar Tracks & Combines, Wik, Reynold M.
11 Wik, Reynold M. Benjamin Holt & Caterpillar Tracks & Combines
St. Joseph, MI American Society of Agricultural Engineers 1984 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The spine joints of the dust jacket have noticeable toning as well. The text pages are clean and bright. "Benjamin Holt and Caterpillar: Tracks and Combines is the first definitive history and scholarly study on the life and inventive genius of Benjamin Holt. Not only does it portray his invention and successful development of the crawler tractor, but also the advancement he made in improving the combined harvester." "The combine harvester, or simply combine, is a machine that harvests grain crops. The name derives from its combining three separate operations comprising harvesting—reaping, threshing, and winnowing—into a single process. Among the crops harvested with a combine are wheat, oats, rye, barley, corn (maize) , sorghum, soybeans, flax (linseed) , sunflowers, and canola. " 
Price: 30.00 USD
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