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Steam on the Farm: A History of Agricultural Steam Engines 1800 to 1950 (2008 Hardback)


£40.00

Very good condition used 2008 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by The Crowood Press Ltd, UK.
Author: Jonathan Brown.
ISBN: 9781847970527.
Approx dims: 255mm h x 200mm w x 18mm d.

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Steam on the Farm: A History of Agricultural Steam Engines 1800 to 1950

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 2008 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by The Crowood Press Ltd, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Author: Jonathan Brown.
ISBN: 9781847970527.
Approx dims: 255mm h x 200mm w x 18mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket with slight creasing to edges and signs of handling. Intact spine slightly creased to top. DJ over very good condition black cloth boards with gilt title lettering to spine. 190 clean pages of English text with over 100 b&w steam engine photos and illustrations, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Steam on the Farm: A History of Agricultural Steam Engines 1800 to 1950:

The nineteenth century was the great age of steam. Steam on the Farm traces the history and development of the agricultural use of steam power from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War and considers how it was actually used.

Demonstrates how steam power was used in agriculture for threshing, ploughing and land drainage Considers the development, with reference to both the failures and the successes, of all the different types of steam engines and equipment, including stationary and portable engines, traction engines, rotary cultivators and steam diggers. Pays attention to the people who operated the new machines and to the activities of the contractors who undertook most of the work involving steam engines on the farm Traces the decline of agricultural steam power from the beginning of the twentieth century onwards

Written by an acknowledged expert and beautifully illustrated, this is the first book in over thirty years to present such a comprehensive view of the development of steam power in British farming.

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