The evolution of the modern farm Finally, an encyclopedia reference work covering American farm implements and farm-related antiques from the 1800s through the 1940s. Through Encyclopedia of American Farm Implements & Antiques, follow the exciting and fascinating technological advances in farm equipment that made the United States the breadbasket to the world. Thoroughly researched, this guide features nearly 2,000 rare illustrations of farm equipment - the most poplar to the most obscure - from firms such as Deere & Co., J.I. Case, Allis-Chalmers, International Harvester and McCormick. Trace the history of: Alfalfa Grinders Balers Corn Binders Corn Harvesters Cultivators Elevators Drills Hay Tools Milking Machines Plows Saws Threshers Washing Machines Plus Much More! If you have an interest in farming and history, you'll love Encyclopedia of American Farm Implements & Antiques. Not only does it identify and illustrate farm equipment, but it explains how this equipment was used and reveals many of the trials and tribulations farmers faced in using it. Also includes current price ranges for thousands of implements and antiques.