This is our first attempt at a catalogue for readers of Iron-Men Album and Gas Engine and all other persons interested in steam and gas on the farm and elsewhere.
We will revise and expand as necessary. Your suggestions are welcomed. If you have or know a book that you feel others would want to read, tell us about it.
Cost of the catalog per single copy is 10 cents, to defray our expenses in preparing it. For 1974, that's just a postage stamp. It is included in the magazines as a bonus.
Gerald Lestz, Editor & Publisher, Stemgas Publishing Co.
A GENIUS IN THE FAMILY
Private life of Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim -inventor. 'As a work of humor and a picture of an unusual father, brilliant and attractive' -New York Times -5-3/8 x 8-1/2 paperback
ABOVE THE CIVIL WAR
By Eugene B. Block
Life of Thaddeus Lowe, balloonist, inventor, railroad builder, hero.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF PETER GEISER INVENTOR
The farmer boy, in whose mind 'The Geiser Separator' had its origin. 9-1/2 x 6 paperback
BELLE OF LOUISVILLE
By Alan L. Bates
Ohio River Steamboat. You'll cherish the author's wry humor and have many a roaring laugh over these antics afloat -6 x 9-1/2
THE THOMAS A. EDISON ALBUM
By Lawrence A. Frost
The active mind of Thomas Alva Edison, 8-1/2 x11
FOLK ART OF RURAL PENNSYLVANIA
By Frances Lichten
Reprint of the classic book profusely illustrated, with lots of color -9-1/2 x12
HERE ROLLED THE COVERED WAGONS
By Albert & Jane Salisbury
Travel the deep-rutted trails that wind along the landmarks of the fabulous Old West . . . choke on the acrid dust of a thousand creaking wagon trains! 225 original photos. 264 pages
HISTORIC WESTERN CHURCHES
By Lambert Florin
In the author's superb photography and his intensive research into the history of each church, is a fascinating study of a subject you never thought much about - stories of the pastors that could well be called angels in the flesh.
MEANWHILE DOWN ON THE FARM
By Al Herman
Pictures and articles reproduced herein are from the author's collection of 'The Thresher World and Farmer's Magazine, The Thresherman's Review, The American Thresherman and the Canadian Thresherman - dating from 1898 to 1930 - 8-1/2. x 10-1/2 paperback
MY FRIEND THE INDIAN
Book is built around 31 full color reproductions of Indian paintings by Daniel Shaw Buisson, MacLaughlin's nephew. Book is beautifully prepared in a limited edition. 1.0 x 13-1/2
OF MEN AND A MIGHTY MOUNTAIN
By W.E. Blackhurst
The drama of one of the greatest lumber operations of the eastern U.S. unfolds on the pages of this book as the story of the harvest of one of the greatest and richest loads of timber to be found anywhere is told. Rough and cold Cheat Mountain 'a mighty mountain' is the main character of this book
OLD TIME AGRICULTURE IN THE ADS
By Robert Karolevitz
Pictures of the 'wish book' variety -- all sorts of home and farm items that are now antiques
OVER THE COUNTER AND ON THE SHELF
By Laurence A. Johnson
This account of early American storekeeping was written by the man who set up the second supermarket east of the Mississippi -- picture of American's growth and development. 8 x 10
JAMES REES & SONS CATALOG
By Capt. Frederick Way, Jr.
This is a reprint of an original 1913 copy of the Rees Catalog. Capt. Frederick Way, Jr. is from Sewickley, Pa.
By Allen Churchill
A loving look at days gone by -1900-1942 - 8 x 9-1 /2 hardcover
SEVENTY YEARS DOWN THE ROAD
By Herbert R. Reese, Sr.
An autobiography of action-packed experiences at the forefront of development of our mechanized age. A man whose life revolved around farming and who had interesting life experiences in farming, threshing, road building, trucking and hair-raising adventures along the Alcan Highway
THE SHELL BOOK OF COUNTRY CRAFTS
By James Arnold
This book, in its treatment of the various crafts, makes no distinction between those which are thriving, no longer practiced and those which have been revived. Concerned with people's ability to make things by hand, out of suitable materials
TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD'S BOOK OF FAVORITE HYMNS
By C. Charles Eggett
An inspiring collection of hymns, spirituals, and carols - selected and introduced by Tennessee Ernie Ford - arranged for piano with chord symbols for guitar, chord organ and accordion -8 x 11 hardcover -125 pages
THIS WAS LOGGING
By Ralph W. Andrews
Incomparable picture history of an unforgettable period from bull teams on the skid roads to cold decking with steel tower skidders
THIS WAS SAW MILLING
By Ralph W. Andrews
Old timers reading this book will sniff the good smell of sawdust, the young' uns will say, 'Could these things have been?' 8-1/2 x 11 hardcover
THIS WAS TRUCKING
Robert A. Karolevitz
A pictorial history of the first quarter century of the trucking industry. 8-3/8 x 10-1/2 300 pictures -192 pages
THIS WAS WHEAT FARMING
By Kirby Brumfield
The lore of the harvest is the keynote of this book. Kirby sows grains of interest in every paragraph, lifts farming right out of the soil into fascinating history. Nearly 300 pictures
By Ralph W. Andrews
A great book with tales and pictures of early logging camps, river drives, high climbing, lumber flumes, hand logging, skid roads, forest fires, and labor troubles
TUMULT ON THE MOUNTAINS -Lumbering in W. Va. 1770-1920
By Roy B. Clarkson
A truly enjoyable book with educational merit, indexed - 257 full-page pictures
WESTERN WAGON WHEELS
By Lambert Florin
A pictorial memorial to the wheels that won the West, Conestogas, Studebakers, hand carts and water wheels, from baby carriages to the ornate hearses
A group of colorful paperback 8-1/2 x 11 books at $1.25 each
A sampler of the collectibles - 32 pages
BRIDGES - a pictorial presentation Covered bridges of Pa. Dutchland - 42 pages
The circus story with a pictorial array - 40 pages
EARLY AMERICAN BROADSIDES & BALLADS
Broadsides were the forerunners of the newspapers - 42 pages
HEX SIGNS and other Barn Decorations 42 pictorial pages
LOGGING IN PENNS NORTH WOODS
A pictorial presentation of the period when Penns Woods was our nation's leading lumbering state - 42 pages
MEET THE MENNONITES
By John D. Hostetter A pictorial presentation - 42 pages
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH FOLKLORE
A collection of amusing Pa. Dutch Expressions; history, religion, family life, hex signs, dress, recipes - full color
THE PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH
A reprint of an 1869 essay by Phebe E. Gibbons - 40 pages
A utilitarian folk craft - 32 pages
Favorite Amish recipes, from central Pennsylvania 700 recipes p.p.
THE COUNTRY KITCHEN
A picture book of stoves, utensils, churns and kitchen equipment, and a handy guide to building a brick oven, baking bread, making cheese, care of milk, etc.
MENNONITE COMMUNITY COOKBOOK
By Mary Emma Showalter
A big book full of good cooking 1,400 recipes
from Mennonite kitchens, p.p.
COOKING WITH THE PA. DUTCH
A collection of choice and tried old-time home and farm recipes - 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 paperback - 32 pages
COOKING 'WAY DOWN SOUTH IN DIXIE
Nearly 200 tested recipes popular in the Southland-5-3/4 x 8-1 /2-32 pages
OLD TIME COOKERY
A unique collection of quaint and genuine Early American Recipes, popular from Maine to Florida in Colonial Days - 5-3/4 x 8-1 /2 -32 pages
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COOKBOOK
Fine old recipes made famous by the early 'Dutch' settlers in Penna., 6x9 paperback -62 pages
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COOKING
A collection of time-tested recipes for preparing many of the traditional foods and dishes favored by the Pa. Dutch - 48 pages -paperback-6 x 9
PIES AND PASTRIES
Pa. Dutch traditional recipes for pies and pastries -6 x 4-1/2 paperbound
REDUCED FOR CLEARANCE
Restored Village Directory 1971-72, and Nautical Directory 1971-72; both were $1.75 each, now $1.00 each.
BAER'S AGRICULTURAL ALMANAC
Weather predictions, farm advice, recipes, phases of the moon, woodcut pictures, 96 pages, 75 cents.
LOCOMOTIVEChristmas card, colorful painting of engine 'Briarcliff' by W.L. Bresse, with 'Greetings' 12 cards, 12 envelopes, $1.85.
LANCASTER DEPOT -- from an old engraving showing the first railroad station at Lancaster, Pa., about 1830, with locomotive and part of a freight car, 9x6, suitable for framing, 25 cents A copy, 1 dozen, cards and envelopes, $2.75.
AMISH BELIEFS, CUSTOMS and DISCIPLINE, by Gerald S. Lestz, with many instructive photographs, $2.00.
NOTE TO CUSTOMERS:
Add 25 cents for each item you buy, to cover handling and postage. P.P. means it is postpaid.
Please remit with order, by check or money orders payable to Stemgas Publishing Co.
We are adding new books and other items as fast as we can find them. If you have a suggestion, let us know.
Prices here all subject to revision, as wholesale rates go up.