Vintage Tractors and Historic Tidbits

Vintage Tractors and Historic Tidbits

Memories of Canadian Antique Power

This book contains a series of articles on vintage tractors, both Canadian and others, plus articles about early farm equipment manufacturing, marketing and company history.

In this book, Mike has departed from writing from his own research, and has put together a number of articles selected from issues of the long discontinued magazine Canadian Antique Power.

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Canadian Cast Iron Seat Manufacturers

Canadian Cast Iron Seat Manufacturers

Memories of Canadian Antique Power

This book contains a series of articles about Canadian cast iron seat manufacturers.

In a departure from writing from his own research, Mike has put together a series of articles covering Canadian cast iron seat manufacturers selected from issues of the long discontinued magazine Canadian Antique Power.

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The Lorimer Brothers

The Lorimer Brothers

A look at several Southern Ontario industries that once were the local community mainstay

This book traces the development of an early telephone system, along with the first automatic exchange. This system was conceived and primarily developed in the city that saw the birth of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell, Brantford, Ontario only a few years earlier.

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Where did they go? A look at several Southern Ontario industries that once were the local community mainstay by historian Mike Hand

Where Did They Go

A look at several Southern Ontario industries that once were the local community mainstay

In this book, the author follows the growth and disappearance of seven manufacturing companies in several different industries. Each was an important factor in the life of their community.

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Reminischences

Reminiscences

A Series of Short Autobiographical Stories

In a change of pace from Industrial History writing he brings to life short tales from true life experiences. Immerse yourself in these real tales from life in the fifties – and more.

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Steam Engines & Threshers

Steam Engines and Threshers

An historical look at manufacturers in this industry in Southern Ontario

With 129 pages and over 110 illustrations this history traces the life of some of the major manufacturers of steam engines and threshers as the hard work of farming gradually became more tolerable thanks to the continued development of mechanisation.

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A City's Industrial Heritage. The growth and demise of fifteen major manufacturers in Brantford, Ontario

A City’s Industrial Heritage

The growth and demise of fifteen major manufacturers
in Brantford, Ontario

As the twentieth century dawned, Brantford was the third largest industrial centre in Canada. It’s industries employed thousands and shipped products to the far corners of the world, some of them becoming well known names – Cockshutt, Massey Harris, Waterous.

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From Wagon to Trailer: A History of Trailmobile Canada and its Forerunners

From Wagon to Trailer

A History of Trailmobile Canada and its Forerunners

Read this fascinating account of how most of the major carriage and wagon manufacturers in Ontario merged and, with the help of Cockshutt Plow Company, evolved out of the pre-automobile era.

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Iron, Steam and Wood

Iron, Steam and Wood

150 Years with the Waterous Engine Works Company

216 pages, with over 150 illustrations.

This coporate history tells how the Waterous Engine Works company supplied machinery to fuel the development and growth of the country.

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