Steam Thrashing 1900-1950 DIGITAL EDITION

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This book has been out of print for some time, and is now reintroduced as a digital book for viewing on a computer, iPad or laptopr Not downloadable on to a 'Kindle' or similar reade, or an iBook..

NOTE - this was a large book and is a large download, so be patient - depending on your broadband speed, download could take 3-6 minutes (but is worth the wait!)


Like all of Geoffrey Gilbert's books, this is a masterful work, this time not specifically on traction engines, but on the machinery used in agriculture to process the corn and wheat crops in particular- threshing machines, clover hullers, baling presses, chaff cutters and elevators.

Threshing machines and clover hullers in particular were machines of some complexity in both construction and the processes which happened within them; if you wish to understand them, or to make a working model of one of these machines, you need this bookl.

Traction engines are not ignored as they both powered the machines, and hauled them from farmyard to farmyard and amongst much more, working practices are also covered.

The original book was 190 pages with 139 B&W photographs and drawings. Many of these are reproduced vertically, but we have added 46 extra pages containg the vertical illustrations reproduced horizontally, two to a page.


(1) The download is a larger file, and depending our your broadband speed may take a couple of minutes to download completely.

(2) This Digital Edition includes the ability to print, but not download, individual pages, or two page spreads.