Agricultural equipment catalogs collection.

The Agricultural Equipment Catalogs collection consists of approximately 3,500 agricultural machinery sales catalogs, promotional brochures, price lists, owner’s manuals, and illustrated parts lists dating from the late 19th century through the 1940s. The major emphasis lies in tractors and thresher...

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506 |a The collection is open for research. 
524 |a Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Agricultural Equipment Catalogs collection, MSS 495, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 
520 2 |a The Agricultural Equipment Catalogs collection consists of approximately 3,500 agricultural machinery sales catalogs, promotional brochures, price lists, owner’s manuals, and illustrated parts lists dating from the late 19th century through the 1940s. The major emphasis lies in tractors and threshers, but the entire range of farm equipment can be found in these catalogs, representing some 150 different manufacturers and suppliers—primarily Midwestern firms, with a limited representation of Canadian companies other international companies. Substantial materials come from cities in which the foremost farm equipment companies (Caterpillar, John Deere, Case, International Harvester and Minneapolis Moline) were located—Peoria and Moline, Illinois; Racine, Wisconsin; Chicago and Minneapolis. Also represented are important companies at La Porte, Indiana (Advance-Rumely) and Battle Creek, Michigan (Nichols and Shepherd) that ultimately evolved into Allis Chalmers and Oliver, respectively. The most generously represented firms are John Deere (296 pieces), International Harvester (160), Avery Ross Machinery Co. (103), J. I. Case (121), Caterpillar (138), Nichols and Shepherd/Oliver (103), and Huber Manufacturing of Marion, Ohio (85). 
590 |a MSU: The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it. 
541 1 |a Immediate source of acquisition unknown. Collection acquired from a private donor in the 1980s, with additional purchases and donations ongoing. 
545 |a The collection provides a fascinating illustrated panorama of the history of agricultural machinery from the heyday of the steam engine through the development of the gasoline-powered tractor. It supplies primary data for the scholar exploring aspects of the history of agricultural technology and invaluable illustrations and parts lists for the restorer of antique equipment. 
540 |a Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections. 
555 |a Finding aid online:  |u http://as.lib.msu.edu/repositories/2/resources/1953 
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650 0 |a Farm tractors  |y 19th century  |v Sources.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85047267 
650 0 |a Farm tractors  |y 20th century  |v Sources.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85047267 
650 0 |a Threshing machines  |y 19th century  |v Sources.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85135043 
650 0 |a Threshing machines  |y 20th century  |v Sources.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85135043 
610 2 0 |a Deere & Company  |v Catalogs.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50052155 
610 2 0 |a International Harvester Company  |v Catalogs.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50061415 
610 2 0 |a Avery Company  |v Catalogs.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n88669901 
610 2 0 |a J.I. Case Threshing Machine Company  |v Catalogs.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86868284 
610 2 0 |a J.I. Case Company  |v Catalogs.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82047802 
610 2 0 |a Nichols & Shepard Company  |v Catalogs.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2015162355 
610 2 0 |a Oliver Farm Equipment Company  |v Catalogs.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n94095753 
610 2 0 |a Caterpillar Tractor Company  |v Catalogs.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50057702 
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655 7 |a Handbooks and manuals.  |2 lcgft  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/gf2014026109 
655 7 |a Brochures.  |2 aat 
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