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Steam Thrashing in the Cotswolds (1986 Hardback)


£20.00

Being an Account of the History and
Operation of Blackwell’s of Northleach,
the Steam Thrashing Contractors

Very good condition used 1986 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Regency Press Ltd, London.
Author: Michael Thexton.
ISBN: 0721207073.
Approx dims: 200mm h x 215mm w x 12mm d.

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Steam Thrashing in the Cotswolds: Being an Account of the History and Operation
of Blackwell’s of Northleach, the Steam Thrashing Contractors

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1986 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Regency Press (London & New York) Ltd, London.
Author: Michael Thexton.
ISBN: 0721207073.
Approx dims: 200mm h x 215mm w x 12mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket with slight creasing to edges and slight signs of handling. Intact spine. DJ over very good condition plain brown cloth boards. 115 clean pages of English text with 55 b&w steam engine photos and illustrations, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Steam Thrashing in the Cotswolds:

This is the facinating story of the experiences of a Cotswold farming family, the Blackwells of Northleach, who were steam thrashing contractors. From James Blackwell’s first traction engine in 1875, Steam Thrashing in the Cotswolds traces the history of the Blackwells through three generations and on into the preservation era when Wallace Blackwell (now deceased), his wife, brother-in-law and Cyril Nichols were instrumental in organising the first steam rally in Gloucestershire, which was held at Northleach.

This book is more than a history, for the Author, who is an experienced traction engine owner, has delved deeply to look at the running of the thrashing round, repairs and modifications, the organisation of the business, the handling of the traction engines and incidents accompanying their use.

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