Turn of the Century Farm Tools and Implements

Turn of the Century Farm Tools and Implements

No cultivating or hoeing tools can be attached to this machine. PRICE, COMPLETE, $15.00. 7 PRICE, $12.00, PLANET, JR, N0. 4 PLANET, JR., N0. 4 AS A GARDEN HOE AND CULTIVATOR. TIIE PLANET, .IR., COMBINED HILL DROPPING SEED AND FERTILIZER ...

Author: Henderson & Co.

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486140537

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 80

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Nearly 700 illustrations advertise items for garden, farm, lawn, stable, household, and more, including butter printers, cast-iron field rollers, broadcast seeders, corn harvesters and huskers, root cutters, cider mills, veterinary remedies, and more.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Handbook of Energy for World Agriculture

Handbook of Energy for World Agriculture

power were used to operate stationary machinery such as threshers and grinders. Steam power was introduced for stationary farm machinery early in the 19th century, and was applied to field operations beginning about the middle of the ...

Author: B.A. Stout

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444598547

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 519

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Adequate food supplies and a reasonable quality of life require energy - both in commercial and non-commercial forms. This handbook is intended as a reference for individuals who want a comprehensive overview of energy for agriculture, many of whom are located in remote areas with limited library resources. The purpose is to put energy for agriculture in perspective by presenting numerous national and regional examples of energy usage. Since the early 1970s, world petroleum prices have fluctuated from US$3/barrel to more than US$40/barrel in 1981, and then back to one-third of the peak price today. Consequently, the rural sector depends heavily on non-commercial energy sources. Availability of such energy is highly site-specific. This handbook deals extensively with non-commercial energy - its sources, the technologies for converting energy to more useful gaseous and liquid forms, and its ultimate end-uses. Photographs, tables, line drawings and graphs are used extensively. Over 600 references are listed along with agency names and addresses for obtaining further information.
Categories: Business & Economics

On the Causes of Economic Growth

On the Causes of Economic Growth

Agricultural tools including plows, mowing machines, seed drills, and threshing machines were produced in larger numbers. ... In spite of this, the incidence of famines dropped noticeably during the first half of the 19th century.

Author: Carlos Sabillon

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875865904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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In a sweeping review of economic history, the author presents the salient facts of booms and slowdowns in the major economies of the world, in 50-year intervals and demonstrates the weakness of orthodox theories. The only factor that consistently causes growth, he shows, is centralized support for manufacturing, which spurs the creation of new technologies, which lead to wealth creation. Since the earliest of times, human beings have endeavored to uncover the causes of prosperity. Step by step, Sabillon tests the principal theories on the causes of economic growth against the facts of history. Here, economic statistics of the world are presented in a rationalized format that allows for comparison across countries and through time, with a challenge to those who study them to determine, with an open mind, what the statistics show and what are the trends -- beyond cherished theories that suit various political purposes. Tested against the historical data, textbook ideas and theories consistently come up short. Such analyses are highly troubling because they reveal an absence of correlation between theory and reality. The data, statistics illustrating the development of the world economy during the last several centuries, were extracted from economic, history and economic history books, from publications of the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the United Nations specialized agencies, research institutes and country statistical publications, and other books and journals. Analyzing the data over geography and time, Sabillon concludes that contrary to contemporary wisdom, left to market forces alone the economy will not and does not flourish. Only decisive intervention in support of manufacturing and technological advancement can provide growth. This systematic review of history and test of accepted dogma challenges economic theorists to consider one part of the equation of economic policy that has been wiped off the blackboard in today s politically-correct debates.
Categories: Business & Economics

Travel Historic Rural America

Travel Historic Rural America

Author: Sam Rosenberg

Publisher: St. Joseph, MI : American Society of Agricultural Engineers

ISBN: IND:39000005652495

Category: Agricultural exhibitions

Page: 120

View: 770

Categories: Agricultural exhibitions

Directory of Historic House Museums in the United States

Directory of Historic House Museums in the United States

2 ) Large pocketknife collection ; items associated with the knife industry , once the primary 19th - century area ... equipment and utensils ; furnishings of railroad caboose ; living arrangements for trainmen ; early farming tools .

Author: Patricia Chambers Walker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742503445

Category: History

Page: 516

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The first comprehensive guide to America's historic house museums, this directory moves beyond merely listing institutions to providing information about interpretive themes, historical and architectural significance, collections, and cultural and social importance, along with programming events and facility information. Useful cross-reference guides provide quick and easy ways of locating information on almost 2500 museums. A multi-functional reference for museum professionals, local historians, historic preservationists or anyone interested in America's historic house museums.
Categories: History

Agricultural Development in China 1368 1968

Agricultural Development in China  1368 1968

Farm Implements , Draft Animals , and Human Labor As population grew between 1400 and the twentieth century, the number and value of farm implements ... These later works in turn do not contain any tools not fisted in the Nung shu.

Author: Dwight H. Perkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351533119

Category: History

Page: 426

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Agricultural Development in China explains how China's farm economy historically responded to the demands of a rising population. Dwight H. Perkins begins in the year A.D. 1368, the founding date of the Ming dynasty. More importantly, it marked the end of nearly two centuries of violent destruction and loss of life primarily connected with the rise and fall of the Mongols. The period beginning with the fourteenth century was also one in which there were no obvious or dramatic changes in farming techniques or in rural institutions. The rise in population and hence in the number of farmers made possible the rise in farm output through increased double cropping, extending irrigation systems, and much else. Issues explored in this book include the role of urbanization and long distance trade in allowing farmers in a few regions to specialize in crops most suitable to their particular region. Backing up this analysis of agricultural development is a careful examination of the quality of Chinese historical data. This classic volume, now available in a paperback edition, includes a new introduction assessing the continuing importance of this work to understanding the Chinese economy. It will be invaluable for a new generation of economists, historians, and Asian studies specialists and is part of Transaction's Asian Studies series.
Categories: History

Careers in Focus

Careers in Focus

Until the 19th century, farmers around the globe relied on human labor, animal power, and relatively simple equipment to accomplish all the tasks involved in agriculture. Modern mechanized agriculture was developed in the 1800s.

Author: Ferguson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438111278

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 209

View: 779

Careers in Focus: Mechanics, Third Edition covers 20 updated job profiles from this extensive field.Job profiles include:Aircraft mechanicsBiomedical equipment techniciansDiesel mechanicsInstrumentat
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Historical Atlas of Canada The land transformed 1800 1891

Historical Atlas of Canada  The land transformed  1800 1891

Most early 19th-century manufacturing took place in buildings categorized as either mills or manufactories. Mills were structures in which water-powered machinery processed agricultural or forest staples into semi-finished products such ...

Author: Geoffrey J. Matthews

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802034472

Category: History

Page: 220

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Uses maps to illustrate the development of Canada from the last ice sheet to the end of the eighteenth century
Categories: History

Directory of Museums

Directory of Museums

Farming tools. Oct. 1 - Apr. 30, daily 10-4. May 1 - Sept. 30, daily 9-5. ILE-AUX-NOIX FORT LENNOX NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK Saint Paul, ... Jordan, Ontario Museum complex based on restored buildings of the late 18th- early 19th century.

Author: Kenneth Hudson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349014880

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

View: 903

Categories: Social Science

Precision Agriculture and Food Production

Precision Agriculture and Food Production

For centuries, food and agriculture had pioneered horse-powered machinery to grind corn and turn milk into butter and ... By the middle of the 19th century, Britain had less than 40 per cent of the work force in farming and agriculture; ...

Author: Charles J. McMillan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527586512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

View: 936

Around the world, the public faces a stark dilemma: food scarcity and food abundance, with food waste now reaching a trillion dollars a year. Rich countries have easy access to food products and can purchase a 300-gram chocolate bar for $4.00, yet a cocoa farmer in Africa earns less than $1 a day. This book provides a comprehensive study of the food production system, from farms and farming to the ultimate haute cuisine of the finest restaurants, and corporate business models, from commodity traders, food producers, and food retailers. Problems arise with the rising value of land and corporate strategies to minimize risk and seeking low-cost inputs, including the prices paid to farmers. For centuries, science and technology have played a role in all aspects of the ‘total system’. Together, they have improved plant yields, soil condition, animal health, and machine mechanization, including plant-based meat and dairy products. A new paradigm, precision agriculture, now beckons.
Categories: Business & Economics