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1959 John Deere 830 Rice Special

A few 830 John Deeres were labeled as 'Rice Specials' and were equipped with mud protection devices, to prevent mud from entering working parts.

No Longer a Leader

Other companies tried, and failed, to keep Leader Tractor rolling.

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Evolution of a Tractor

Evolution of a Tractor

Original reminiscences of IHC executives from April 1920. Includes factory photos not published elsewhere, plus manuscript and illustrations from collector Leroy Baumgardner Jr.

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1924 Rumely OilPull 20-40

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BIG BUD 747: AWESOME, PLUS BONUS MATERIAL DVD

The story of the biggest tractor ever built: the 1977 Big Bud 16V-747. Big Bud is owned and still used by Robert and Randy Williams in Big Sandy, Mont. Now you don't have to be there to hear the 16-cylinder Detroit Diesel engine roar to life! 2000, 2005. Run Time: 60+ minutes.

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MEMORIES OF A FARM KITCHEN

In the farm home of America’s past, the hearth of the home – the kitchen – represented the warmth and well-being of the family that met daily to enjoy hearty, homemade food and converse with pleasure. Award-winning artist Bob Artley evokes this ideal in this beautiful homage to the traditional Midwestern farm kitchen. Filled with heirloom family recipes and cozy memories and accompanied by Artley’s signature pen-and-ink drawings and full-color illustrations, this memoir provides a nostalgic and affectionate look at rural life, family and food from a simpler time.

Peppered with 28 traditional family recipes Dorothy Harchanko gathered from farm wives of the era – including entries for Apple Pie, Carrot Jam and Ice Box Cookies – the chapters provide a description of the farm kitchen; discuss the family larder, cellar and attic; and examine the many ways in which the kitchen served as the center of the farm family’s universe. Used as a medical dispensary, nursery, laundry room, scriptorium, and, of course, gathering place to eat, the kitchen of Artley’s past now gives him the space to tell his unique story in words, with food and through his excellent and unforgettable artwork.

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