Online Catalogue last updated 17th of April 2014
Step back in time and relive more than 100 years of Case farm machinery from threshing machines and steam engines to gas tractors and even Case cars. Discover how 24 year old Jerome Increase Case started a small threshing machine enterprise that soon became a global farm equipment manufacturer.
This book is published by tha American Society of Agricultural Engineers. The authors, David Erb is a Case collector, while the co-author Eldon Brumbaugh joined Case in 1953, and was the director of corporate engineering. He retired in 1988 as the director of J.I. Case product performance and evaluation.
The book covers over 100 years of Case machinery from steam engines to tractors, and even cars. It tells of how the 24 year old Jerome Increase Case started a small threshing machine enterprise that soon became a global farm equipment manufacture.
The early 2 cylinder tractors like the Model 60 and Model 40 are covered, along with the later crossmotor tractors. The development of the later more conventional tractors like the Model L, Model C, Model V & VA, Model L & LA through to the Model 500 diesel are covered. The appendices contain serial numbers and specs for the tractors.
The companies like Grand Detour Plow, Emerson-Brantingham and the Rock Island Plow Company that Case acquired are also covered.
Learn why in the 1930s one Case executive disliked oil filters and storage batteries; why Rochester, Wisconsin, was almost the home of J.I. Case Company; and why engineers once advised steam engine operators to "... pull hard on the whistle and run for it!".
There is over 700 photos many in full colour.
Code No. 004920, 352 pages, $80.00