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04006-M0860EAEE- Bound Magazine- THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, OR UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE- Containing Essays on Agriculture, Commerce, Manufacturing, Politics, Morals, and Manners. Sketches of National Characters, Natural And Civil History, And Biography. Law Information, Public Papers, Proceedings of Congress, Intelligence; Moral Tales, Ancient And Modern Poetry, &c, &c. Carey, Stewart and Co, Philadelphia. Vol. VII, Jan to Jun 1790. This date is not a typo. It really is over 200 years old- the oldest selection we’ve offered in sometime. We bought this in 1960 at an estate sale in Alexandria, VA. We sometimes jokingly remark that we will sell no selection before it’s time, but this one has been around a little longer than we usually “age’’ them!  Originally in The Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA and was released, presumably just before we bought it.  Book has some penciled library markings in end papers dated 1914. Full leather covers have been refurbished. Extremities worn, some gilt on spine is evident, but not readable. Hinges are cracked and have been resewn and reinforced. Pages are rag stock and quite good. Some discoloration to end papers and foxing throughout. One article is illustrated. Several essays and letters by Benjamin Franklin. Dr. Franklin died April 17, 1790. The account is here of Franklin’s last illness by his attending physician. Much more! Rare. Appendix, index.-  5 1/2” x 8 1/4” x 520pp.- $374.00


03458-M0295CHKS- Journals- THE PLOUGH BOY- By Henry Homespun, Jr., Albany, NY. Henry Homespun, Jr. was the pseudonym of Solomon Southwick, born 12/25/1773 in Newport, RI.  His father was an early champion for the rights of the colonists leading to the revolutionary war. He edited the National Democrat in 1817, the National Observer in 1826, and the Family Newspaper in 1838. He was twice nominated for Governor, but his party was in the minority at that time. He was a voluminous writer and left several published volumes. He died suddenly Nov. 18, 1839 at age 66. We offer here three issues of the Plough Boy: Vol. I, No. 4, Jun 2, 1819; Vol. I, No. 5, Jul 3, 1819; Vol. I, No. 6, Jul 10, 1819. Moralizing articles, farm news briefs, general news: ("Considerable sensation was excited in this city on Sunday last, by a report, which came up in the Steam Boat, of the death of President MONROE. We rejoice to find, that there is no corroboration of a rumour so melancholy. The President, however, is exposing his life, for the good of his constituents, in a tour amid the un-wholesome damps of the southern low-lands; and has been everywhere received in a manner, alike honorable to himself and his country.") Letters, anecdotes, etc. Several ads (one is illustrated) and commercial notices. Engraved masthead (and plows in one issue). General foxing but well preserved rag stock. Quite rare. -Each is 9-1/2" x 11" x 8pp. -All three. $98.00


04883-M0496EOKE- Journal-  NEW ENGLAND FARMER, Vol. II, No.22, Sat, October 26, 1850. Quincy Hall, Boston. J. Nourse, Prop. "Devoted To Agriculture In All Its Kindred Arts And Sciences." "Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own" -- Johnson. Another early and rare one! Keep Not Too Much Stock; Bristol Cattle Show; Yankee Corn Sheller (w/nice engraving); Largest Grape Vine In The U.S.; New Hampshire State Fair; Value Of Canals & Railroads To Farmers; Lombard Plum (w/huge engraving of a bunch); Domestic Dept; Youth's Dept; Mechanic's Dept; Health Dept; Profits Of Fine Wool; Apples As Food; Grand Fowl Exhibition; much more. Nicely engraved head depicting agriculture in its various aspects. Well preserved on rag stock, very light foxing. -6 5/8" x 10" x 16pp. -$55.00


04855-M0496CERU- Journal- PENNSYLVANIA FARM JOURNAL, Devoted To Agriculture, Horticulture And Rural Economy. Vo.5, No.9, Sep 1855. Pub by Samuel Emlen & Co, N.E. Corner. 7th & Market Sts., Philadelphia. An old one--and in great condition! Nice engravings. Wheat Turning To Cheat, Steam For Agri Purposes, Making Butter, Smut Machines, Cold Vinery, Farm Yard Poultry, North Devon Cow, Hay Tedding Machine, types of pears, much more. Six pgs of ads for farm equip, cider mill, apple parer, etc. Handsome issue. 7" x 10-1/2" x 40pp. $64.00


02188-M1193EOEE-   Magazine-   THE CULTIVATOR   & COUNTRY   GENTLEMAN, Luther Tucker & Sons, Pub. Vol. XXXVI, No.986. Albany, NY, Dec 14, 1871. Great articles, letters, ads. Illustrated. Rag content paper stock. Corner chip. 10-3/4” x 14-3/4” x 8pp. $36.00


01068-B0990Q- Catalogue- BLYMYER MANUF CO., Cincinnati, OH, 1877. Cane mills and evaporators, portable and stationary steam engines; church, school, and fire alarm bells, corn and cob crushers, shaker separators, geared powers. Beautiful steel engraved art! Excellent condition. 6" x 9" x 26pp. $116.00  (See pictures.)


05936-M1097ECEO- Journal- THE DRAINAGE AND FARM JOURNAL. Published by J. J. W. Billingsley, Indianapolis, IN. Vol. VI, No.8, August 1884. Devoted To Farm Drainage, Progressive Agriculture, and the Manufacture of Drain Tile. Strange one! There is a possibility that this was an organ of the tile manufacturers. Most of first half is taken up with promotion of tile installation for drainage of farm lands. Second half has many fine, large engravings in ads for tile machines, brick machines, clay crushers, pug mills, ditchers, kilns, tile laying machines, steam engines, elevators, etc. When we were in about the 5th grade, our little two room school went on an end-of-school outing to a brick factory near Denton, Texas. They gave us a complete tour of the facilities from excavation of the clay to finished brick and tile coming out of the kilns. We remember the entire tour as though it happened yesterday. (It's been more than 50 years ago.) Fascinating process! This journal has a light stain on lower cover and fist few pages, top edge has rodent chews about an inch on cover and first few pages. Back cover has a 2" triangular gap. Contents generally bright and clean. Rare. 6-1/8"x 9-1/4"x 64pp. $123.00


03460-M0295EE- Advertising broadside- BLYMYER MFG CO., Cincinnati, OH. ca 1880’s. Plantation Cane Mill. Large apparatus being examining by two men. Some age toning and missing corners: 1”x 2-3/4” of lower left corner missing, 2”x 3-3/4” of lower right corner is mussed with two small gaps. 11” x 16” overall. $18.00


03929-M0795ECHO- Chromolithograph- N.B. & C. CO.. No place, no date, but 1880s. Probably a catalogue back cover originally. Beautiful stone, color lithograph of Summit Peas. Field of peas and farmstead in background. In fore ground, a large cluster of green peas and a bowl of shelled peas. Striking piece for display. Excellent. 7-3/4" x 10-1/2". $16.00


03886-M0795EAEE- Catalogue- J. W. REEDY ELEVATOR MANUFACTURING CO., New York and Chicago. ca 1885 according to Romaine. Passenger & Freight. Steam, Hydraulic & Hand Power Elevators. Beautiful, large engravings throughout depicting elevators in operation in all sorts of different conditions. When we were about nine years old, a neighbor had a hand power elevator in a 3-story apple barn. We kids played on that thing constantly. It was the most wondrous thing we had ever witnessed. They are still fascinating.  Catalogue has some age toning, but almost mint condition.  6-1/2” x 9-1/2” x 20 pp. $80.00


00449-B0990EUOK- Almanac- BRADLEY FERTILIZER CO., Boston, MA. 1886. Farmer's Reference Book & Almanac. Agent is B. L. Emerson in Kent, NY. Well preserved for one this old, very nice graphics. 5-1/4" x 7-3/4" x 48pp. $35.00


00392-B0990EROK- Catalogue- H. HEROLD'S SONS, NY, ca 1890. Boot, shoes and uppers, leather and findings, horse covers, buggy aprons, nose bags, etc. Numerous shoes & boots illustrated such as Gent's & Ladies Balmoral, Button Gaiters, Congress, English Waukenfast, Oxfords. Also Spatter Dashes, Napoleon Boots, Riding Leggings, Shoe Tips, Overgaiters, etc. Excellent. 6-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 56pp. $19.00


04790-M0396EEOS- Letter- NEW YORK STORE, Scotland, SD. 1/26/1892. Wholesale & Retail General Merchandise and Grain, J. H. Dickson, Prop. Fascinating letter in flowing and attractive hand concerning money he had borrowed. Says he could not pay 7% and offered 6% and if that wasn't satisfactory to lender to let him know & he (Dickson) would remit in full. Other things letter reveals include: Having good crops, the area is booming, money is plentiful, Dickson is buying grain and hogs @ the rate of $30,000 to $50,000 a month, he sold a farm for $2,000 for which he recently paid $1,300. Reverse has long pre-printed booster message from the Scotland Commercial Club which reveals detailed facts about area at that time. Mr. Dickson is listed as VP. With letter is a large calling card for the Bank Of Scotland and Mr. Dickson shows up here as VP of the bank. Scotland had a population of 964 about this time. It today has 968. Bon Homme County had population of 10,000, now has 7,089. It's on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul RR which helped make it a pretty good little commercial center early on. Remarkably detailed history! Letter in excellent condition, card has obscure corner break. Both. $32.00


00719- MISCELLANEOUS FARM BULLETIN, No. 146. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Raleigh, NC. Dec. 31, 1897. I-Variety Test of Cow Peas. II-Germination Test of Wheat. III-Variety Test of Cotton. IV-Some Experiments With Potatoes. Some bug chews on covers. 5-3/4" x 9" x 14 pp. Paperback.  $4.00


00720- THE BULLETIN OF NORTH CAROLINA  DEPT OF AGRICULTURE. Vol. 18, No. 10, Raleigh, NC. July 1897. Report on NC agriculture in general. Questions from farmers around the state w/answers from agricultural. experts. Some mouse and bug chews. 9" x 12" x 16 pp. Paperback.  $4.00


03964-M0795REOE- Catalogue- HUBER MFG CO., No place, (Printed in Buffalo), no date but early, maybe 1890s. "This little booklet is being sent to you in order that you may obtain some knowledge of The HUBER Engines, Threshers, Wind Stackers, Self-Feeders, Weighers, etc." Vignette illustrations throughout of machines and accessories. "When you get ready to buy, we’ll send you a big catalogue." (to paraphrase). Very good condition. 4" x 5-1/2" x 32pp. $65.00


03776-M0495EASS- Booklet- GOOD ROADS FOR FARMERS by Maurice O. Eldridge. Pub by USDA, Farmers bulletin No.95, 1900. Well illustrated. Early road graders, steam rollers, construction methods, etc. Corner chip and foxing. 5-3/4” x 9” x 47pp. $20.00


03623-M0295ECOR- Poster- KANSAS GRAIN AND ELEVATOR CO, Cherryville, KS. Early 1900s. Nice graphics stating type seeds and grain they bought and services offered. On bright orange heavy card stock. Small tear in top margin. 7" x 11". $22.00


02360-M1193ECKE- Journals- PARK’S FLORAL MAGAZINE, Libonia, Frank County, PA, Three issues: One from Jan 1902 contains many ads including one from Sears, Roebuck for electric belt claiming cure for 50 ailments. Two issues from Jun 1902 each w/ads including Sears, Roebuck bicycle offered @ $8.95. First has light stains, bugged upper margin, one June issue has part of envelope flap stuck to front. All are darkened w/age. Ea approximately 5-1/2”x 8-1/2”x 24pp. All three. $36.00  Pictures


02027-M0893ECEE- Book- STANDARD OF PERFECTION, American Poultry Assoc. Illustrated. A Complete Description Of All Recognized Variety Of Fowls As Revised By The American Poultry Association At It's Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting At Rochester, New York, Nineteen Hundred And Four, 1905. Nice large engravings. Green Hardback with gilt embossing. Minor cover spots, very good condition. 6" x 8” x 290pp. $32.00


03307-M1095CACE- Newspaper- CARRIZO WEEKLY MINER AND STOCKMAN’S JOURNAL, Carrizo, Colorado. June 30, 1905. Full page Stockman’s Brand Directory for Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas. More than 85 ranches. Although Carrizo is not on contemporary or current maps in our possession, judging from other towns mentioned in news articles and ads, it was in Baca county in southeastern Colorado. Has ads and schedules for a number of railroads, mail and stage lines. surprising number of national ads, so it must have been a thriving area at one time. Saddles, harness, farm/ranch goods, household and personal goods, food products, patent medicines, etc. Previously bound, cut along gutter. Archival tissue repairs and reinforcing to fold and some small edge tears. Intact, but age toned an becoming fragile. Brand page would frame and display nicely. 17" x 23-1/2" x 4pp. $46.00


05295-M0896EKAU- Booklet- VERMONT FARM MACHINE CO., Bellows Falls, VT. Rules And Directions For Setting Up And Operating The Improved 1905 Model United States Cream Separators, Nos. 5, 6 and 7. Machine and all parts depicted. Also Davis Swing Churn in several different sizes and The Argos Hand Babcock Tester are pictured and priced. Birdseye of factory on back cover. Excellent condition, still in old envelope. 5-3/4" x 9-1/4" x 26pp. $36.00


05296-M0896EKAU- Booklet- VERMONT FARM MACHINE CO., Bellows Falls, VT. Rules And Directions For Setting Up And Operating The Improved 1906 Model United States Cream Separators, Nos. 5, 6 and 7. Machine and all parts depicted. Also shown and priced are Dog, Sheep or Goat Power (shown operating the separator) and The Argos Hand Babcock Tester. Birds eye view of factory on back cover. Some cover soil, small scuffed place, small needle holes where previously bound. 5" x 11-3/8" card stock packing list inserted. 5-7/8" x 9-1/4" x 24pp. $32.00


02323-M1293EEKH- Journal- FARM STOCK SUCCESS, Springfield, OH & Winona, MN. Oct, 1907. There is nothing quite so delightful as these old farm magazines! Articles include: Importance of Wholesome Milk Supply, Fads in Farming, Origin and History of Polled Hereford Cattle, Breeding of Improved Stock On the Farm, Red Polled Cattle, A Little of What the Hog Has Done, Swine Department, The Dairy, Care of Growing Chicks, Our Farmer’s Wife, Poultry Questions and Answers, more. Many ads. Illustrated. Couple of chips to cover edge, otherwise very good. 8-1/2"x 11-1/2"x 24pp. $24.00


05238-M0896CEKE- Catalogue- THE SHARPLES SEPARATOR CO., West Chester, PA. (Also Toronto, Can., and Chicago, IL.) 1907. Five different models of the "Tubular Separator." Also Little Giant Boiler. All priced. 2-color. Looks as though the baby got hold of it--the upper corner is wrinkled and has teeth marks. 3-1/2" x 6-1/4" x 32pp. $28.00


05047-M0696ECKO- Catalogue/Promotional Booklet- THE SHARPLES SEPARATOR CO., West Chester, PA. ca 1913. Sharples Tubular Cream Separators. "The World's Best." Well illustrated. Shown in use, construction features, comparisons, testimonies, etc. Every single depiction of separator in use shows a smiling woman operating it. Was this "woman's work?" Beautiful color covers show some wear w/a couple of old tape repairs of edge tears. Old promotional sticker partially remains on lower front cover. 6" x 8-3/4" x 64pp. $58.00


00901-M0391ERKE- Catalogue- DADANT & SONS BEE KEEPERS SUPPLIES, Hamilton, IL, 1913. With instructions for beginners. Engraved art. Plus two flyer/order blanks in red ink and two return envelopes. 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" x 48pp. $18.00


05562-M0197ORUL- Catalogue- HUDSON & THRUBER CO., Omaha, Neb. & Minneapolis, Minn. Cat 'D', 1914. Hardware, Implement & Thresher Supplies, Hose, Belting, Packings, Rope, Pumps, Pipe, Fittings, etc. Includes tools of all kinds, blacksmith equip, wheel and drag scrapers, hand cultivators, garden seeders, lawn mowers, wheelbarrows, all kinds of buggy and wagon parts and supplies, tents, paulins, hay tools, lawn swings, machine oilers, Klaxon horns, flashlights, early auto accessories, water well pumps, Ozark Vaneless Windmill, Modoc Steel Windmill, towers, dynamite, blasting powder, blasting machines, feed cooker, stock tanks, thresherman's wagon tanks, feed scales, hoisters, acetylene gas searchlight, oil headlight, steam whistles, cultivators and plows, O'Klare concrete mixer. Much, much more. Well illustrated throughout. Stiff covers in green & maroon. Front cover has a few chips, lower corner missing (1/2"x 1-1/2"). All else clean and bright and very good. Well illustrated, voluminous. Rare one! 7"x 9-3/4"x 460pp. $253.00


01847- U. S. DEPT OF AGRICULTURE FARMERS BULLETIN NO. 609, 1914. Bird Houses and How to Build Them. By Ned Dearborn. Nice line art. Chipped cover, contents clean. 6" x 9" x 19 pp.  $12.00  


05540-M0197AEHC- Catalogue- J. I. CASE THRESHING MACHINE CO., Racine, Wis. 1915. "Case Courier And Cash With Order Supply Catalog." The parts and supplies are all priced, the major equipment is presented in promotional format with about a page devoted to each of these large items: Steam Tractor, Case 60 and 40 Gas and Oil Tractor, Case 25 Gas Tractor, Portable and Skid Steam Engines, Steel Engine Tender, Gasoline Tender, Steel Threshing Machine, Gearless Wind Stacker, Steel Feeders, Grain Handling Devices, Corn Sheller, Husker-Shredder, Baling Press, 10 Ton Steam Roller, Grader, Dump Wagon, Tractor Gang Plow, Case Car ($1350, 5% discount if cash). Then follows all the supplies: tank pumps, governors, hose, injectors, oil cans, gauges, oil cups, safety valves, steam whistles, valves, cocks, jacks, covers, tents, acetylene gas and oil headlights, scrapers, tools, wheelbarrows, fittings, horns, auto clocks, tire repair equipment, goggles, spark plugs, much more. Interesting story behind old Abe, the eagle that became the main feature of Cases's logo. Color covers. Very good condition. Scarce little catalogue, especially in this condition. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 48pp. $148.00


02169-M1093CCSE- Booklet- CLEARING LAND OF STUMPS by J. R. Mattern, pub by Institute of Makers of Explosives. Compliments of Aetna Explosives Co, NY. cprt 1917. Well illustrated. Detailed and comprehensive. Coated stock, stiff covers. Light cover soil. 6" x 9" x 75pp. $38.00


02156-M1093ASCE- Catalogue- CHARLES A. CHILDS & CO, Utica, NY, Cat ‘H’, ca 1918. One-lung gasoline engines, electric lighting plant, powered wash mach, ensilage cutters, grinding mills, horse-drawn plows harrows, discs, cultivators, drills, sprayers, planters, hay rakes & tedders, hay loaders and tools. Reliance cream separator, garden sprayers; hop, grape and tree duster. Reel lawn mowers, land & lawn rollers, shellers, scrapers, lawn swings, cider mill, barrel churns, wheelbarrows, carriage lamps, grind stones, wood and iron water pumps, Mast Foos windmill, barn fixtures, carriage heater (the kind for coals), whiffletrees & neck yokes, horse-drawn sleighs, wagons & carriages, Jackson automobiles, Coleman motor truck and more. Coated stock pages. Very good condition. 7-3/4" x 10-3/4" x 72 pp. $150.00


05571-M0297CKEE- Book- STEAM ENGINES by E. M. Shealy, McGraw-Hill Book Co, NY. First ed. 1919. Principles Of The Steam Engine, Corliss and Other Engines, Parts of the Steam Engine, and on for a total of twenty chapters. Important and definitive work of its day. Hardback, coated stock pages, index, illustrated. Slightly shaken. 6-1/4" x 9-1/4" x 290pp. $60.00


06520-C0999ARAE- Annual Report- ARMOUR AND COMPANY, no place given. 1921. Annual report for fiscal year ending October 30, 1920. A really well done item. Heavy stiff covers with embossed lettering and border. High quality stock pages with some of the most beautiful art we've seen. There are four full page plates and the double page center spread. The artist is Herbert Johnson. Contents shape up something like this: Armour Service Ideals, Feeding the World--Today's Great Problem, Packing Industry First to Readjust, Economic Influence of the Housewife, Livestock--What of the Future?, Safeguarding the Outlet, Problems Peculiar to the Packing Business, The Fallacy of Bureaucracy, Cold Facts on Cold Storage, "Three Men in a Boat", Farm Surplus Valueless Without a Market, Foreign Business Activity, Packers' Profits and Political Piffle, The President's Report to Stockholders, Financial Statement, Facts About Armour and Company. Some light cover stains and scratches. 6-1/4" x 9-3/8" x 29pp. $49.00


03914-M0795EHEE- Catalogue- HUNTLY MFG CO., Silver Creek, NY. Cat No.69, ca 1920s. Peanut Cleaning, Shelling, Grading and Roasting Machinery. Nice vignette illustrations on coated stock. Almost mint. 6" x 9" x 43pp. $46.00


00111- Catalogue- STAR POINTER PUMP MFG. CO., CATALOGUE ‘A’. Menasha, WI, 1920. Outstanding item. Many pumps, including wooden pumps, Althouse-Wheeler steel & wood windmills, windmill pneumatic water supply, nice selection of porcelain bath fixtures. Tools, supplies, gauges, boilers, etc. 1924 dealer’s price list inserted. 6” x 8-3/4” x 390pp. Hardback. $98.00  


00790-B0990QRT- Journals- THE FARM JOURNAL.  Eight issues, Nov 1923, Dec 1923, Jan 1924, Apr 1924, Sep 1924, Jan 1925, Mar 1925, Sep 1928. These old farm magazines are a must for anyone residing in a rural setting or planning a move out of the city rat-race.  The ideas are numerous and priceless.  Well illustrated, good condition 8-1/2" x 12" x 62 to 125pp. All. $56.00


04396-M1195EEKE- Circulars- BEATRICE CREAMERY CO., Chicago and 16 other cities. 1923. Two pieces. 1) Form R-79-11, Exchange Bowl Plan for Beatrice Separators. Outlines Exchange program w/prices. Illustrated. Gold coated stock. Sticker spot, tape lift, small chip. 6” x 9” x 4pp. 2) Repair parts price list for Nos. 40, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48. Complete unit and all parts illustrated. Sticker spot. 6” x 9” x 8pp. Both. $18.00


05565-M0197EERE- Booklet- MAKING FARM WOODLANDS PAY By John W. Keller, Chief, Bureau Extension. Commonwealth of PA, Dept of Forests and Waters, Harrisburg. Bulletin 42, 1926. Well illustrated. Very good condition. 6" x 9" x 19pp. $22.00


07076-M0595EESC- Catalogue- MOTION PICTURES OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Miscellaneous Circular 86. Government Printing Office, Washington, 1926. Films offered include: Domestic Animals, Wild Animals and Birds, Crops, Country Life, Farm Management, Federal Regulation, Forestry, Insects, Marketing (Handling of Products), Meteorology, Rural Organizations (clubs, etc.), Miscellaneous Films. Light shelf soil, otherwise very good condition. 3-7/8”x 8-1/2”x 31pp. $18.00


00388-B099OCHLK-Catalogue- INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER CO., McCormick-Deering Ball Bearing Cream Separators. Chicago, IL. 1928. "Six Sizes 'For one Cow or A Hundred'. Hand operated - Electric Motor - Power Driven". one large air brushed illustration per coated, buff page with orange colored mortised graphics enclosing promotional and instructional copy. Cutaway construction, in-use, operational details and illustrations. Very well designed piece. An interesting feature is last page listing of all items of McCormick-Deering manufacture with line art (some 28 categories). "Good equipment makes a good farmer better". Gilt embossed heavy covers. Minor corner wear to covers. 9-1/4" x 12-1/4" x 31pp. $65.00


03923-M0795ELEE- Booklet- STEAM STERILIZATION OF SOIL FOR TOBACCO, AND OTHER CROPS, USDA Farmer’s Bulletin No.1629. 1930, 1937. Illustrated. Two pictures of steam engines. Excellent. 6" x 9-1/4" x14pp . $8.00


04984-M0696EUEE- Catalogue- BROWN FENCE & WIRE CO., Cleveland, OH & Memphis, TN. S/S 1931. "Jim Brown's Treasure Chest- Bargains- Prices That Remind You Of The Good Old Days 15 Years Ago!" Entire colorful front looks like a treasure chest. All the usual fencing plus poultry equipment of all kinds, nursery stock, sprayers, paint, roofing, Coleman-type lamps and iron, kerosene cook stoves, cream separators, lawn mowers, garden plows, gas engine, water system, feed grinders and other agricultural equipment, ventilator cupolas, team harness, tires, wringer type washing machine, vacuum, etc. Inserted reply envelope w/nice typography. All very good condition. 6-3/4" x 9-1/2" x 64pp. $42.00


03355- Catalogue- U. S. FARM SALES CO, Kansas City, MO. Cat No. 19, 1931.  From Factory to Farmer. Wholesale Manufacturers of Harness and Saddlery. Work harness and parts, collars, hames, saddles, harness hardware, whips, fly nets, dog or goat harness, etc. Very good condition. 6-3/4" x 10" x 44pp.  $58.00  


00833-B0990QRT- Paper- BROWN FENCE & WIRE CO., Memphis, TN. 1931. Four pieces: 1) Illustrated window envelope with 2’ Washington stamp; 2) 7-1/4" x 10" two color flyer of fencing goods; 3) Invoice to Texas customer for 10 gal of Roof Saver; 4) Bill of 1aden for same. Good condition. $8.00


05038-M0696EAHH- Journal- HARDWARE AND IMPLEMENT JOURNAL Published by R. C. Dyer & Co, Dallas, TX. Feb, 1932. "A Business Magazine for the Hardware, Implement, and Sporting Goods Trades of the Southwest." Tractor ads include Minneapolis-Moline, Allis-Chalmers, Case, Oliver, McCormick-Deering. Most are iron lug wheels. Other ads from Aeromotor (water systems), Anker-Holth and McCormick Deering (cream separators & milkers), Good coverage of Texas and Oklahoma Dealer's conventions. Here's even a mention and quote from a dealer we knew in our hometown many, many years ago. One article entitled "Some Facts About Farm Machine Prices" from an address by Finley P. Mount, pres of Advance Rumley. He prices some common tools of the farm and farm machinery by the pound for sake of comparison-- most enlightening and informative! Much more. On coated stock. Previously bound w/two small holes in gutter margin, few staple holes along top edge of cover, tape lift lower right cover corner, library stamps from U.S. Dept of Agriculture. 8-3/4" x 11-3/4" x 32pp. $36.00


05315-M0896EAKS- Catalogue- E.W. TOWNSEND & SON, Salisbury, MD. 1934. "Townsend's 20th Century Catalogue (of) Strawberries And How To Grow Them." Nice red highlights, well illustrated. Very good condition. 7-1/8" x 10" x 32pp. $28.00


04412-M1095EKEE- Catalogue- BROWN FENCE & WIRE CO., Cleveland, OH & Memphis, TN Jim Brown’s Bargain Book. 1935. All kinds of fencing, gates, poultry & equipment, sprayers, dusters, fruit trees & nursery stock, agricultural equipment, stoves, shellers, grinders, engines, pumps, harness, collars, cream separators, paint, roofing, etc. Back cover has a few chips, otherwise very good. 7-1/2" x 10" x 128pp. .$42.00


06786-M0701EEEE- Book- MY BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS’ GARDEN HELPER. Edited by Alfred Carl Hottes. Published by Meredith Publishing Co., Des Moines, Iowa. Ca mid-‘30s. What to do each month and How to do it. Illustrated, indexed, directory of garden supplies and equipment. Lightly rubbed spine ends, back cover has sun discoloration, otherwise good condition. Perfect bound paperback.. 5-1/2"x 8-1/4"x 164pp. $26.00


05037-M0696EAHH- Journal- THE IMPLEMENT HARDWARE BULLETIN, Abilene, KS. Nov 1936. Tractor ads from Allis-Chalmers, Oliver, Case, John Deere. Other ads from IH Engines, Firestone Tires, Aermotor, etc. Good illustrated historical article on Centennial Plow's centennial celebration. Industry news, etc. Coated stock, very good condition. Small library stamp. 9" x 11-3/4" x 16pp. $32.00


02690-M1094CLEE- Catalogue- THE BROWN FENCE & WIRE CO., Cleveland, OH & Memphis, TN. S/S 1936. "Jim Brown’s Bargain Book." Everything for the farm: Fencing, gates, paint, roofing, poultry supplies, baby chicks, stoves, harness, nursery stock, sprayers, etc. Colorful cover. 1/2" cover corner missing & tape lift. 6-3/4" x 9-1/2" x 56pp. $29.00


05615-M0297EHLR- Catalogue- THE BROWN FENCE & WIRE CO., Cleveland, OH & Memphis, TN. "Jim Brown's 1936 Bargain Book." Beautiful color cover of "Jim Brown's Boyhood Dream Comes True" of a little boy and his dog looking down on "Airplane Views of Jim Brown's Four Big Factories." Art isn't signed but it should be. Fencing of all kinds, baby chicks, poultry remedies, brooders, incubators, complete line of poultry equipment, manual washing machines, cream separators, paint, roofing, wood ranges, harness collars, shellers, pumps, gasoline engines, steel tanks, sprayers, garden implements, nursery stock, etc. Excellent condition. 7-1/4" x 10" x 140pp. $38.00


03777-M0495EKCU- Booklet- THE USE OF ROPE ON THE FARM by Virgil Overholt. Pub by Ohio State Ag Ext. No.82, Reprinted 1936. Every kind of knot and special use one might think of. Heavily illustrated. Foxed & lightly bugged cover, else excellent. 6" x 9" x 48pp. $24.00


05443-M1296CECO- Catalogue- J. I. CASE CO, Racine, WI. ca 1939. Case Fertilizer & Double Run Feed Grain Drills. Two models shown. Well illustrated with many details of construction. Center spread of large model. Color accented self-mailer on coated stock paper. Light vertical fold, otherwise very good. 8pp. $43.00


05476-M1296ESRC- Catalogue- BROWN FENCE & WIRE CO., Cleveland, OH & Memphis, TN. 1937. "Jim Brown's Bargain Book." Fencing of all kinds, farm bldg materials, roofing, paint, baby chicks and poultry equip, radios, cream separators, work shoes, harness and collars, nursery stock, gas or electric washing machine, manual wash machine and boilers, etc., push mower, agricultural sprayers, farm and garden implements, oil and wood ranges, pumps, agricultural tools, portable farm lighting plant, air cooled engine, etc. Gold on gold covers. Very good condition. Inserted envelope. 7-1/2" x 10" x 144pp. $46.00


02324-M1293EEKH- Journal- FARMER’S DIGEST, School of Horticulture, Ambler, PA. May 1937. Digest of articles appearing in about 200 magazines in the interest. Covers all phases of agriculture. Interesting article on brands. Patterned after READER’S DIGEST format and concept. 5-1/2" x 7-1/2" x 95pp. $11.00


01491-M0293ELCE- WEYERHAUSER SALES CO., Dist of Weyerhauser Forest Products, St. Paul, MN, 1940. Two-color illustrated sales booklet: Greater Farm Profits from Better Farm Buildings. 8-1/2" x 11" x 12pp plus cover letter plus 5pp listing of Ohio dealers, still in mailing envelope. Staples rusted. $12.00


01286-M1092ECEE- Catalogue- F. E. MYERS & BRO. CO. (Incorporating Ashland Pump and Hay Tool Works), Ashland, OH, Cat No . HT73, 1941. Hay unloading tools & fixtures, hay rack clamps , merchandise conveyors, door hangers, store ladders. Cover is tattered, marvelous steel engraved line art is all well preserved. 8-1/2" x 11" x 80pp. $48.00


04287-M1095EAKE-  Book- A LIVING FROM THE LAND, How To Make A Small Farm Support You. William B. Duryee, World Publishing Co., Tower Book Ed, 1941. Hardback, taped dust jacket. Very good condition. 5-3/4” x 8-1/4” x 189pp. $29.00  


06108-M0495EEUA- Letter- INDIANA FARM BUREAU COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC., 47 South Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN. Nov 4, 1941.  Response to a request for "cooperative materials" from "Conference of Southern Mountain Workers." Says they did not have any other materials other than what they had obtained from the Cooperative League of the U.S.A. The era of the New Deal gave rise to many social experiments, some of which involved directing the affairs of others by a self-appointed cadre. The Co-ops were generally well received and have done a lot of good for people through the years, but the so-called "Conference of Southern Mountain Workers" was an arrogant effort by an educated elite to meddle in other's affairs. Anyway--this letter has 3-color   accents of a farmstead and blue heading. Rare reminder of a very historically significant time when we were trying to mesh our individualism with the realities of living together in an ever-expanding population. Includes envelope, torn open on the end, w/3 cent Washington stamp. Small tear at fold repaired on back, otherwise excellent condition. $28.00 


05342-M0896EOAH- Journal- THE AMERICAN FARM YOUTH, Danville, IL. Vol. VII, No.9, Feb 1942. Appears to be the Future Farmers Of America journal. All the FFA news, livestock projects, etc. Nice full page features Rural Scouts "Model Making and Layout" of farmstead and equipment. Gilbert Hotel chain has ad with stereotypical Black porter doing his obsequious bit. Picture of FDR-- reviews a book of his public papers and addresses. Illustrated drawings of farm hints, etc. Much more. Previously bound, has three small awl holes. X-lib. 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" x 22pp. $29.00


06115-M0595EERO- Journal- NEWS FOR FARMER COOPERATIVES, Vol.8, No.10, January 1942. Pub monthly by Farm Credit Administration, USDA, Washington, DC. Illustrated articles teaching farmer organizations how to merchandise their products directly to the consumer. Interesting old photos of store interiors. War Bonds ad. Coated stock. Excellent condition.  8"x 11-1/2"x 30pp. $28.00


00089-B0990EAEE- Catalogue- A. I. ROOT CO., Root Bee Supplies, Medina, OH, 1942. Very comprehensive, a real education in bee keeping. Good condition. 9" x 12" x 32pp. $12.00


06949-M0802ELHH- Book- 500 MORE THINGS TO MAKE FOR FARM AND HOME. Compiled by Glen Charles Cook, Assistant Professor of Education Michigan state College of Agriculture, 1944. Published by The Interstate Printers and Publishers, Danville, IL. This was his second volume, having produced in 1941 the first with 380 Things To Make For Farm and Home. These books first came to our attention more than thirty years ago. At that time reprinted versions of 500 Things… and 600 Things… had been produced and were virtual handbooks for the back-to-the-land-movement. This selection is an original second volume and contains measured plans and drawings of just about anything one could need on the farm. Chapters include: Equipment for the Home-Farm Shop, Metal Work, Woodworking and Farm Carpentry (includes plans for equipment for construction, miscellaneous equipment, for crops, poultry, swine, dairy cattle, beef cattle and sheep). Farm Concrete, Farm Plumbing, Electricity for the Farm, Handy Farm Hints. Index, well illustrated. Judging from the reference to the first 380 THINGS…… this apparently is a first edition. Hardback cloth covered boards, well bound. Minimal wear to board corners. Some previous owner’s name inscribed on end papers. 6-1/2"x 9-1/4"x 471pp. $42.00


04759-M0395EEHC- Form- WAR FOOD PROGRAM, Form ECR-815, War Food Administration, Agriculture Adjustment Agency. Lists crop acreages, livestock and poultry, production data, practices to be performed in 1944, production practice allowance. As it is filled out, participant was to receive $24.73. This is from a homesteader down the road from us about a mile. He had 45.9 acres and it's still a nice little mountain farm. Great "snapshot" of the era! Folded. 8-1/2" x 11". $14.00


05061-M0796EKEE- Letter- Chillicothe Implement Co., Chillicothe, Ohio. 6/6/1945. They were International Harvester dealers. One of the prettiest heads ever! Full color vignette of the first public test of Cyrus McCormick's invention of the "world's first reaper" at Steele's Tavern, VA in July 1831. This letter is the file carbon copy, on regular stationery, of hand written transmittal letter for payment of account to IHC. Very good condition. 8-12" x 11". $30.00


00828-B0990CEEE- Booklet- HANDBOOK OF CONSERVATION PRACTICES FOR TEXAS, USDA Pamphlet, 1945. Good condition. 6" x 9" x 22pp. $4.00


00832- SWIFT'S RED STEER FERTILIZERS POCKET NOTEBOOK, 1946. Addresses, Memorandum, Planting & Fertilizer Guide, Facts, Formulas, Statistics.  Unused, illustrated. 3-1/4" x 5-1/2" x 64pp.  $3.00   


06809-M0801ELEE- Book- FISH PONDS FOR THE FARM BY Frank C. Edminister, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY & London. 1947. "This book is written for people who live on the land and enjoy the sport of fishing, and for those who would like to do so." Comprehensive treatment in eight chapters: Fish Ponds Yesterday And Today, Location Of The Pond, Building The Pond, Landscaping The Pond Area, Preparing Old Ponds For Fish Management, Some Fundamental Biologic And Principles, Developing Good Fishing, The Fish Harvest And Pond Management. Diagrams, charts, illustrations. Hardback cover is lightly flecked and has lower corner bumps, name neatly inscribed in front, otherwise very good condition. 7-1/4"x 10-1/4"x 114pp. $32.00


00875-B099OQRT- Book- ALBUM OF HISTORICAL STEAM TRACTION ENGINES, Deluxe Edition, Vol. I. Pub by Floyd Clymer, Los Angeles, CA. 1949. Extensively illustrated. Fine condition. 8-3/4" x 11-1/4" x 60pp Hardback. $65.00


07338-M0896ELEK- Book- PRODUCTION & WELFARE OF AGRICULTURE by Theodore W. Schultz, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago. The Macmillan Co, 1949. Probably 1st edition. Divided into four parts: Objective of Policy; Efficiency, Stability, and Progress; Economic Development and Policy, International Economic Relations. The family farm was somewhat the norm in this era and author sets out not to change this but to impress the fact that the farm is also a business and should be approached as such in all its implications for the welfare and benefit of farm families. Should be in any library. Hardback, as issued with no dust jacket, index. Very minor edge wear and in very good condition with tight bindings.  5-3/4”x 8-1/2”x 225pp. $34.00


06730-M0595EESC- Notebook- COLUMBIANA SEED CO., Eldred (Greene Co.), Illinois. Associate Producers of Funk’s G-Hybrids. 1952. Corn Data Notebook. Planting and crop tables and notebook. Unused. Boy and his dog on load of corn on colorful cover. Light rub. 3-1/8"x 5-1/2"x 64pp. $6.00


00174- Catalogue-  FRANKLIN VACCINES & SUPPLIES, Catalogue #53.  O. M. Franklin Serum Co., Denver, CO. 1952.  Livestock medicines, vaccines, handling equipment. Dehorning saws & irons, stockman’s knives, branding irons, chutes, ear tags, neck chains, tattooing outfits, halters, curry combs, bull rings, hoof nippers vet instruments, ear notchers, mule shears, clippers, sheep bells, etc. Full color cover of round up, branding & chuck wagon scene. Very good. 5-1/4” x 7-3/4” x 80pp  $25.00


06731-M0595EESC- Sample Seed Packets- BERRY SEED COMPANY, Clarinda, Iowa. 1953. Four sample packets of seed: Marvelous Mixture (2/3 Clovers, Balance Timothy); Dakota 12 Type Alfalfa, Northern Hardy Alfalfa, Marvelous Mixture of Clovers and Grasses. Little unopened packets with seed measure 2-3/8"x 3". All. $8.00


00829- Booklet- AGRICULTURAL SITUATION: Cattle, Hogs and Turkeys Increase - Sheep and Chicken Down.  USDA Statistical Reporting Service. Mar 1963. Illustrated, 5-3/4" x 8-1/2" x 16pp.  $2.00


00830- Booklet- AGRICULTURAL SITUATION:  Farmers Plan To Plant Second Smallest Acreage.  USDA Statistical Reporting Service. Apr 1963. Illustrated, 5-3/4" x 8-1/2" x 16pp.  $2.00


00876-B0990QRT- Book- J. I. CASE CO.. Racine, WI, Reprint of 1964. Color cover threshing scene. Color center spread of 65 hp Case Steam Engine. Many other illustrations. Fine condition. 8-1/2" x 11" x 21pp. Paperback. $25.00


04904-M0596EAKE- Book- A BOOK OF COUNTRY THINGS. Told by Walter Needham, Recorded By Barrows Mussey. The Stephen Greene Press, Battleboro, Vt. 1965, 4th printing. "Explains all the lost arts of pioneer living...Currier & Ives prints come to life...the purest Americana": Gramp, On The Farm, Sugaring, Doing With Stone, The Animal Kingdom, From The Woods, Grandpa's Tools, What He Had To Buy, Around The House, Indians, etc. Indexed, woodcut prints throughout, hardback. Some wear & soil to dust jacket. 5-3/4" x 8" x 166pp. $21.00


00878-B0990EHLK- Book- DAYS OF STEAM AND GLORY. Dana Close Jennings. North Plains Press, Aberdeen, SD. 1968. Extensively illustrated w/agricultural scenes. Fine. 9" x 12" x 95pp. Paperback. $25.00  


01172- Book- FARM TOOLS & IMPLEMENTS BEFORE 1850. Robert C. Bailey, 1973. The first half of the 19th century saw considerable manufacturing activity in the U. S. During the mid-1800s the agricultural, construction, and mining industries expanded as the population spread westward. By 1860 agricultural products still made up more than two-thirds of all U. S. exports.

All of the many illustrations in this book were reproduced from original steel engraved ads available before 1850. Dated advertising material prior to 1850 is very scarce but, when found, affords one of the best and most authentic sources of information on these relics of the past. All the articles depicted were "manufactured" articles available to farmers from commercial sources. None were "home-made", although many of these tools were of such simple design and construction as to enable many farmers to copy them for their own use, especially with a little help from the local blacksmith. Mr. Bailey sold thousands of copies of this important booklet prior to his death in 1990. We still have a few new copies left and offer them at the original published price. 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" x 72 pp. Paperback.  $3.95


02025-M0893EELK- Catalogue- NASCO FARM & RANCH CATALOGUE, Fort Atkinson, WI, (Western branch at Modesto, CA). Cat No.132, 1976-77. Wide range of supplies & equip for feeding, doctoring, showing, maintaining dairy, beef, hogs, horses, poultry, AI, soil testing, repairs around farm, etc. Color Minuteman cover. Excellent condition. 8-1/2" x 11" x 334pp. $24.00


05236-M0896CEUE- Catalogue & Booklets- DADANT & SONS, Hamilton, IL. Catalogue of Beekeeping Supplies is 1980, Booklets are "The Honey Bee Colony", "Package Bees" and "Spring Management", all ca 1970’s. All well illustrated.  Catalogue has light cover stain and chipped spine, others have light soil. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 62pp and 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 14pp ea. All. $14.00


00555-B0990QRT- FORD TRACTOR Sales Brochure, Troy, MI, ca 1980s. "Better Ideas For The Long Days". Colorful. Very good condition. 11" x 8-1/2" x 8pp. $6.00


07254-M0507ELEE- Book- THE KERNEL & THE BEAN by Dan J. Forrestal, Simon  And Schuster, NY, NY. 1982. First ed. The 75-Year Story of the Staley Company. "....history of a corporation in central Illinois which sits majestically in a castle-like tower in the midst of abundant harvests, coaxing corn and soybeans into unlimited new uses." Corporate Directors, Honor Roll of Service, Index. Hb almost new and tight copy in fine dj. Appears not to have been read. 5-3/4"x 8-3/4"x 315pp. $30.00   Picture


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