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A Look Inside: The Operation Care and Repair of Farm Machinery

December 11, 2009

 by Machinefinder

We think our readers will really enjoy the images we’ve included for this post. From an old John Deere-authored book — The Operation, Care and Repair of Farm Machinery — we’d like to thank the Flickr account responsible for making these available online. Tom left these notes:

Scanned from “The Operation, Care and Repair of Farm Machinery”, Tenth Edition, published by John Deere, Moline, Illinois. There was no date in the book.

With a bit of research, we discovered that the edition featured below, the 10th, was published in 1936. The 1st edition made its debut on shelves in 1927 with the last edition, the 28th, published in 1957.

The books were utilized by schools in agricultural areas. Ironically, when the first edition was published, The John DeereĀ  Company only had one tractor model in production. Most of the book focused on horse-drawn farm equipment. This of course changed in later editions.

Four bottom tractor plow1 A Look Inside: The Operation Care and Repair of Farm Machinery(source)

horse hitching A Look Inside: The Operation Care and Repair of Farm Machinery(source)

walking plow A Look Inside: The Operation Care and Repair of Farm Machinery(source)

Two row tractor cultivator1 A Look Inside: The Operation Care and Repair of Farm Machinery(source)

John Deere 12 foot combine A Look Inside: The Operation Care and Repair of Farm Machinery(source)

John Deere adjustable tread general purpose tractor A Look Inside: The Operation Care and Repair of Farm Machinery(source)

john deere general purpose A Look Inside: The Operation Care and Repair of Farm Machinery(source)

John Deere integral two way plow A Look Inside: The Operation Care and Repair of Farm Machinery(source)

John Deere standard type tractor A Look Inside: The Operation Care and Repair of Farm Machinery(source)

Two bottom foot lift gang plow1 A Look Inside: The Operation Care and Repair of Farm Machinery(source)

Two bottom tractor plow1 A Look Inside: The Operation Care and Repair of Farm Machinery(source)

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  • janan

    Came across a Twelfth Edition published in 1938. In good condition. Was wondering what it was worth. From what i’ve seen, i’m thinking about $20.00.
    Janan