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Homemade Contrivances and How to Make Them
1001 Labor-Saving Devices for Farm,
Garden, Dairy, and Workshop

The traditional American devices contained in this intriguing compilation date from an era long before milking machines, pesticide sprayers, and industrial hay bailers. Yet the simple inventions described for doing everything from managing young bulls to protecting drain outlets can be just as useful for today's farmer as they were for the homesteaders of over a century ago.

 

Discover how to make such items as a movable nest for hens, a ribless boat, a contraption to extricate a mired animal, a farm cart with adjustable racks for larger loads, a wire fence tightener, a fruit picker, a grindstone set and frame, and much more. This book is a boon for the rancher, farmer, or anyone who loves the rural life.

640 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", © 2007 (reprint of 1897 version)
Order Number: VAP150............$14.95
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