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The Tractor and its Influence 1916


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The tractor and its influence upon the agricultural implement industry
by Currie, Barton Wood, 1878-

This is very interesting, it’s 1916 and already they are writing about the potentially frivolous tractor, and how it may or may not be a good thing...it mentions that there are already large tractor graveyards with 500 + abandoned large tractors that failed their owners lol....

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I can see where BS is not a new invention.
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I was thinking the same thing Mr Hall. I wonder if that writer is an ancestor of some of the imbicils of today?
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That is a funny read, I spent some time on the part where an elderly gentleman is trying to buy a tractor and the salesman is trying to talk him out of it because he is too old to operate one.
Makes me wonder if the author ever harnessed up a team for fieldwork and actually spent some time at the south end of a team of anything.
Also reminds me of the old saying when electric lights for tractors came out;
"only lazy farmers have to farm at night.";
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Read past the first page. This is a good account of the industry history & condition at that point. It's more of an indictment of "Long Credit" than tractors.
Read the third paragraph on page 29. That is the absolute truth!
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Sounds like Fake News has been around for quite a while.

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Shoot, I immediately thought about "The Tractor and its Influence" now in Two Thousand Nineteen: Thinking about our old tractors and the implements that can go with them.
I did read a bit but should've just moved ahead to the asterisked chapters.
Neat find David! It got us thinking didn't it?
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Shoot, I immediately thought about "The Tractor and its Influence" now in Two Thousand Nineteen: Thinking about our old tractors and the implements that can go with them.
I did read a bit but should've just moved ahead to the asterisked chapters.
Neat find David! It got us thinking didn't it?
Got us woke up out of hibernation, maybe?
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