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Stover Engines in the Ring

Stover engines fit right in at the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club’s annual swap meet and auction in Baraboo, Wis.

Engine Club Becomes Family Tradition

The Jack Branch Engine Club began, and became family tradition, 45 years ago with one man and the purchase of a Fairbanks-Morse Model Z.

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Songs of the
Iron Men

Enjoy the glory days of steam farming with Songs of the Iron Men – a 12 song audio CD of original music by editor Christian Williams based on poems originally submitted to Iron-Men Album in the 1950s. Listen to one of the songs on Christian’s blog, The Water Hopper.

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1924 Rumely OilPull 20-40

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COOLSPRING MUSEUM BOOK/DVD PACKAGE

For more than 25 years, the Coolspring Power Museum in Coolspring, Pa., has been recognized as housing the world's finest collection of early and historically significant internal combustion engines. Designated a Mechanical Engineering Heritage Collection by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the museum boasts a collection of more than 250 engines in 20 buildings, 40 of which are profiled here in a museum overview in Coolspring: Discovering America's Finest Antique Engine Museum and the Coolspring Museum DVD.

If you've visited the museum before, you'll appreciate the unique selection of engines profiled here. And, if you've never had the opportunity to visit Coolspring personally, you'll simply be amazed to discover the incredible selection of historically important and technically fascinating engines preserved for engine lovers everywhere in the most amazing museum of its kind.

Engines profiled include:

  • 1909 15 HP Reid and rod lines
  • 1918 65 HP Blaisdell
  • 1906 90 HP Bruce-Macbeth
  • 1895 8 HP Dayton
  • Circa-1908 15 HP Elyria
  • 1897 6 HP Mietz & Weiss
  • 1901 25 HP Swan
  • … And many more!

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THE BIG BOOK OF FARMALL TRACTORS

The first book to feature every Farmall model, The Big Book of Farmall Tractors chronicles the background of McCormick-Deering and International Harvester and outlines the beginnings of IH's production of the treasured Farmall tractor from its inception in 1923 (the lightweight, general purpose row-crop tractor that could literally "farm all") until the last model rolled off the assembly line in the mid-1970s. Highlights include stories of the innovative spirit of the "McCormick Men," the battle with John Deere to produce the best-selling, most popular tractor, and the challenges IH faced when the 560 and 460 models failed in the field.

This comprehensive volume also includes descriptions and hundreds of color photographs of all models, complete with performance comparisons (based on the University of Nebraska tests); chronicles the exciting beginnings of International Harvester; and places IH events in a larger historical context.

$25.99