BOOKS ON ENGINES & HISTORY

TRACTION ENGINES AND STEAM VEHICLES IN PICTURES

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Steam-Gas-Farming-Food

By Anthony Beaumont

Describes in detail and illustrates the products of more than 20 manufacturers from the years 1880-1947. Wonderfully captures the massiveness, power and singular beauty of these machines. 112 pages, 113 illustrations  $11.95

TRACTION ENGINE TROUBLES

This little book is dedicated to all poor mortals who have been vexed at times with the infernal cussedness of inanimate things. A reprint from the Question and Answer Department of the American Thresherman and put into book form in 1909 -5-1/2x8-1/2 paperback $2.00

TRACTION ENGINES IN REVIEW

By Barry J. Finch

Covers portable, agricultural and plowing engines; motor tractors; light locomotives, and others; 53 photos; other illustrations, 250 pages $8.50

GAS ENGINE GUIDE

A lesson course on the gas engine; most complete and understandable book we have seen on the early gas engine - formerly Gasology $2.00

TRACTOR OPERATING BOOK AND DIRECTORY

By C. DeSparks

C. DeSparks, a tractor 'trouble shooter' who ran a business correcting troubles for tractor owners -144 pages $2.50

OLD FARM TRACTORS

By Philip Wright

A great British book about the history of tractors; 49 photos, 28 drawings, 77 pages $7.95

SMALL ENGINES SERVICE MANUAL

9th edition

Only engines of less than 15 cubic inch displacement are contained in this manual. Helps service all engines used on lawn mowers, garden tractors, karts, scooter, cycles, tillers, etc., over 40,000 maintenance and repair facts! More than 800 illustrations; 328 pages -8-1/8x11-1/8 softbound $4.95

APPRENTICESHIP IN STEAM

By Jack Hampshire

A Briton tells of his experiences as a general engineer. A new import on steam which you will enjoy. 182 pages, many photos and sketches. $6.25

THE FORDSON AT WORK

Reprint of an early 1920s booklet issued by the Ford Motor Co., with testimonials from satisfied Fordson users and over 100 photos. 76 pages. $3.00

DAYS OF STEAM AND GLORY

By Dana Close Jennings

Centering on Western U.S. with many pictures  $1.00

AN ALBUM OF IRON MEN CARTOONS

By Roy Glessner

You will be delighted with this little book of cartoons and will want to share it with your friends. Senior citizens will reminisce with the nostalgic portrayal of the good old days. 8x5-1/4 paperback $1.00

FARMTOWN-a story in pictures and text about Horton, Kan. Photos by J.W. McManigal; edited with text and additional pictures by Grant Heilman-horses and steam engines, threshing, harvest dinners, chickens, chores and fun. Hardback, $12.95; paperback $7.95.

CLASSIC AUTO BOOKS

Autos 1906-1912 The Great Arrow Autos 1900-1905 The Classic 30's The Roaring 20's Each $2.98

OLD TIME AGRICULTURE IN THE ADS,

By Robert Karolevitz.

Old steam and gas ads, and all sorts of other connected with farm life; full of nostalgia. $2.00.

AMISH BELIEFS, CUSTOMS AND DISCIPLINE,

By Gerald S. Lestz.

A factural account with answers to many questions often asked. Paperback. $2.00.

GOOD EARTH & COUNTRY COOKING

New cookbook by Betty Groff and Jose Wilson. Choice Mennonite and Pa. Dutch specialities. Many good menus. $8.95 a copy.

FAVORITE FAMILY RECIPES FROM THE MENNONITE COMMUNITY COOKBOOK

Paperback with many recipes collected by Mary Emma Showalter. $.95 cents.

OLDTIME AMERICA

Paperback books with many illustrations - Each book $1.25.

LOGGING in Penns North Woods

Generously illustrated authentic story of logging when the northern Pennsylvania region was the leading lumbering area in the nation. Outstanding early photographs tell of the barkpeeler, lumberjacks, and camps. WHEN COAL WAS KING Early hard coal mining in pictures and story. Visit a colliery plant. Ride a gunboat to the dark underground world. See the mules and the mine 'lokie.' Visit the land of the Mollie Maguires.

THE TROLLEY. . . Triumph of Transport

Portrayal of short-lived era between animal propulsion and internal combustion when electric traction was a way of life. The story of the trolley, what it looked like, how it sounded, and what it was like to ride.

FIREFIGHTING AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY

Illustrates the transition during the 25 years spanning 1900, from hand-hauled to horse-drawn equipment and the introduction of chemicals, aerial towers, and fireboats. Blazing cover.

FARMSTEADS and Their Buildings

An overview, profusely illustrated and accurately described by a recognized authority. Houses, barns, ice houses, privies, tobacco barns, etc.

TINWARE: YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Over 100 illustrations from museums and private collections, with pictures and story of a modern craftsman working in his shop.