|The landscape of
changed dramatically in the century between 1850 and 1950. Horse-drawn
mechanical reapers replaced hand scythes used to harvest grain; later,
the mechanical reapers were replaced by steam engine-powered threshing
machines. Horses, originally used to pull the powerful machinery, were
replaced with tractors. Eventually, all these systems became obsolete
the invention of self-propelled combines.
|These good old days
are represented in a wealth of antiques from the period. Collectors of
antique farm pieces will love this fantastic reference, which documents
popular collectibles such as horse hardware, tools, farm implements,
items, advertising, seed catalogs, toys, and countless print items
John Deere manuals, calendars and magazines.
for the collectibles accompanies over 1,000 photographs! The book also
devotes an entire chapter to farm items from 1905.
Russell E. Lewis