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Best 60 Tracklayer By Jack Alexander
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Included are reproductions of; the 1920 sales catalog "BEST TRACKLAYER TRACTOR 60", the 1921 sales brochure "Why BEST Tractors are Tracklayers", and the 1922 sales catalog... More > "BEST TRACKLAYER TRACTORS". The latter items provide information on both the Best Model 60 and Best Model 30 tractors.< Less
Byron Jackson Catalog By Jack Alexander
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Reproduction of two early sales catalogs from Byron Jackson of San Francisco, California.
Golden Gate Gas Engine By Jack Alexander
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History of the Golden Gate Gas Engine manufactured by Adam Schilling & Sons, in San Francisco from 1891 to 1914.
Best 75 Tracklayer Catalog By Jack Alexander
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A reproduction of parts from three sales catalogs of the "The C.L. Best Gas Traction Co." dated 1915 to 1918. Best "Tracklayer" Tractor Models; 70, 75, 30, 40 and 90 are... More > described, plus the Best Model 75 Round wheel Tractor of 1917.< Less
First American Farm Tractors By Jack Alexander
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This is truly an American story. A story of individuals struggling to achieve a goal espoused by National Leaders, a story of a struggle to find a faster, cheaper and more humane way for farmers to... More > plow their ground. This book presents a glimpse into the long American saga of developing machines to cultivate the land. To the extent possible, the words of the people observing or directly involved in America's development of mechanical cultivation have been used. Many of the images in this book are contemporary to the story being told. This saga starts in the 1830s, and spans several generations of American inventors, and stops at the end of 1916, the start of the final phase in the development of the American farm tractor. 1917 was when America entered the First World War, and was the eve of Henry Ford's entry into the tractor business. Both events significantly advanced the mechanization of American agriculture.< Less
California Combined Harvesters By Jack Alexander
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“The California Combined Harvester” tells the story of the early California pioneer inventors, their machines and their accomplishments, the story of how these inventors produced the... More > enormous machines that changed how grain is harvested throughout the world. The words used to tell this story, are by the people that lived during that time and experienced those changes. This dramatic change in how grain is harvested is shown in the drawings and photographs of these early machines and their operators. Containing over 250 pages with hundreds of images. Read a review of "The California Combined Harvester" in the May 2010 edition of "California Farmer" magazine, available at: http://magissues.farmprogress.com/CLF/clfindex.html< Less
Caterpillar's Roots By Jack Alexander
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A comprehensive history of the Holt and Best Tractors, exploring the history of Daniel Best, Benjamin Holt and their enterprises and products, starting in the 1880s and continuing until 1925, when... More > the Holt & Best companies were combined into "The Caterpillar Tractor Company." The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) publication, "Equipment Echoes", in their 2006 fall issue stated; "The Caterpillar's Roots" is "the first to explore in such detail the history of Daniel Best, Benjamin Holt and their enterprises and products. The author presents a fascinating journey through the histories of Holt and Best," and this book has; "an incredible variety of rare images".< Less
Holt 45 Tractor, List of Parts By Jack Alexander
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This book is a reproduction of the June 15, 1917 "Holt Tractor Model 45, List of Parts" for 72 Inch Tread, and for the Jan. 1, 1917, "Holt Tractor Model 45, Reference List of... More > Parts." The Holt Manufacturing Co., Stockton, California. see book preview for information.< Less
Holt 45 Tractor Care & Operation By Jack Alexander
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This book is a reproduction of the Manual "Care and Operation of the 1917 Caterpillar 45 Tractor" manufactured by the Holt Manufacturing Co. of Stockton, California and Peoria, Illinois.
Best Round Wheel Tractors By Jack Alexander
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In 1898, the Best Manufacturing Company started making Best Round Wheel gas tractors. In 1910, the C. L. Best Gas Traction Company, starting manufacturing Round Wheel tractors. In January 1917, the... More > decision was made to only manufacture Best Tracklayer Model 75 and Model 40 tractors. This book documents the story of the Best Round Wheel tractors.< Less