Horsedrawn Mower Book - S. of Rosebud, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 22.117 W 091° 23.558
15S E 640417 N 4247937
Quick Description: Book on how to care for, rebuild etc.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/17/2021 7:13:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM14JPX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

County of display: Gasconade County
Location of mower: Driveway off MO-T, S. of Rosebud

"With hundreds of photos and drawings, the profusely illustrated Second Edition covers restoration, rebuilding, repair, and tune-up with a focus on the very popular McCormick Deering (International) No. 9. It also includes references to other makes and models as well as resource information for updating cutter bar assemblies to new materials and functions" ~ Book Page

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"The horse drawn sickle-bar mower has only been in popular use since shortly after the U.S. Civil War (1860’s). Earliest crude production models started to appear around 1845. Many refinements were made and the basic style of the “push-pull” frame came into being at the end of the nineteenth century. The late model, enclosed gear units began to appear in the 1920’s. “International” still made the HD mowers until just after the end of WWII. (They would have continued long after that were it not for government programs to force the draft animals off the farms and replace them with new tractors, a move seen to absorb the economic displacement which follows the dramatic end of war-time economy. This was a period and a rationale which gave us high-powered chemical herbicides and pesticides as well. War, it would seem, continues to destroy long after it concludes.)

"The enclosed gear, late model John Deere, Case, Oliver, David Bradley, and McCormick Deering International mowers I (we) are so fond of had a zenith of popular manufacture and use that lasted just short of 25 years. Millions of farmers with millions of mowers, built to have a serviceable life of 100 plus years, all pushed into the fence rows. I say, it was far too short of a period, I say we ought to still be using them and benefitting from their efficiency and practicality." ~ Small Farmers Journal

ISBN Number: 9781885210234

Author(s): Lynn R. Miller

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