AEC Lorries in the Post War Years 1945-1979
This is a pictorial history of AEC, from its formation in 1912, which earnt a name for itself as the 'Builders of London's Buses'.
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Album of Historical Steam Traction Engines & Threshing Equipment (No. 1)
Here is a unique collection of United States and foreign engines from 1855 to 1929 - the first ever published on this phase of American agricultural life. The reader will find such famous makes as Reeves, Russell, Advance, Baker, Stevens, Gaarscott, Nichols, Shepard, and many others. This collector's book, with its pictures, drawings, and ads of old-time farming equipment will recall memories by the bushel basket. Its nostalgia packed pages will gladden the heart of anyone who has ever lived on a farm - and many who haven't. 470 photos, drawings and charts.
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American Semi Trucks: A Photo History from 1943-1979
Prepare for a photo-packed look at trucks in action! Ron Adams has combed his huge archive of vintage truck photos to assemble this collection of over 300 black-and-white and color photos of postwar trucks. Prior to deregulation in the 1980s, distinctly branded trucks from hundreds of independent trucking firms worked America's roads. Organized by decade, American Semi Trucks 1943-1979 features trucks from all makers including Freightliner, Kenworth, Mack, White-Freighliner, and more. Complete with detailed captions, this is a complete look at this period of trucking history.
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American Truck & Bus Spotter’s Guide, 1920-1985
Identifies hundreds of models of trucks, buses, pickups, vans, tank trucks, and dumptrucks, and points out distinguishing features on each truck.
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American Truck Spotter’s Guide: 1920-1970

Tad Burness Softcover 328 pages Out of Print. Used. Cover stains from use and age. Pages clean and intact. Please ask for details.

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American Trucks of the 1950s
This highly visual study examines the important role of trucking in the growth of North America in the 1950s. With 120 images and evocative writing, it encapsulates the histories of the major, minor, obscure, but nonetheless historically significant truck manufacturers. Detailed captions and supportive text complement contemporary brochures, period literature, factory photos and over fifty new, unpublished color photos of restored examples to relate the importance of these historic vehicles.
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American Trucks of the 1960s
This highly visual study covers the US and Canadian truck manufacturers that built trucks in North America in the 1960s. Canadian-built trucks were often unique, while others were built specifically for the American market. The North American truck manufacturers continued to thrive to meet the demands of the prosperity of the 1960s with fresh designs and features. These rugged, reliable trucks were capable of transcontinental commutes of goods on a regular basis, or performing delivery and construction tasks in and around cities. This concise volume covers not only the histories of the major and lesser known truck manufactures, but also the obscure, yet historically significant manufacturers.
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Anatomy of the John Deere
John Deere reigns as the top of the crop. This lavishly illustrated guide innovatively describes and demonstrates why "Nothing Runs Like a Deere" through 300 riveting photos of 40+ tractors dating back to stream-powered models with details of historical significance, performance, and the appeal of this model of American manufacturing ingenuity. With a huge and historic following in the U.S., and production operations in 21 countries, it is clear people are "seeing green" around the world.
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At Work: Autocar Trucks of the 1950s
Autocar's roots go way back into the early 1900s and became known for tough and rugged trucks. When WWII came, very few trucks for civilian use were produced and by the end many trucks were worn out from constant use. After the war, civilian production began again in full force because of the lack of new trucks. In 1950, when Autocar introduced the new driver cab, the louver design was eliminated. The old style flat windshield sleeper cabs were used up until 1953 (the same year that Autocar was purchased by the White Motor Co.) when the new sleeper cab was introduced. See the rest of the "World's Finest" helping do their part to revive America in the 1950s.
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At Work: Kenworth Trucks of the 1950s
For Kenworth, the 1950s were some of its most exciting years. A financial windfall started out the decade, with a special truck built for ARAMCO that became a standard at oil sites around the world. In the mid 1950s Kenworth began building trucks in Canada and developed a new design with the cab beside the engine, upping the cargo capacity by 1,000 pounds and offering greatly improved visibility for the driver. In 1956 the company became a subsidiary of the Pacific Car and Foundry Company and under new ownership the 900 model, with a lighter, shorter chassis, was introduced. And, in 1957 the first tilt cab over engine was introduced with easier access to the engine and transmission for servicing. See the huge variety of Kenworths moving goods to Americans at the start of boom times.
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At Work: Peterbilt Trucks 1939-1979
Peterbilts among enthusiasts. Starting in 1939 when Peterbilt was formed (after acquiring Fageol trucks), this golden era of trucking is portrayed through large period photographs when these heavy haulers were put to work. Captions not only tell about the truck, but also about the companies and owners who operated them.
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At Work: White Trucks of the 1960s
White Motor Company produced American trucks between 1919 and 1980 with its primary manufacturing facilities in Cleveland, Ohio. White offered a broad array of light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks before concentrating on the latter from the 1960s on. White fell on hard financial times and declared bankruptcy in 1980. This book reviews White medium and heavy-duty truck models in roughly the decade of the 1960s, including the 1500, 4000, 5000, 7400, and 9000 series.
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At Work: White-Freightliner Trucks of the 1960s
In 1951, Freightliner signed an agreement with the White Motor Co. to sell Freightliner trucks through White Dealerships. The trucks became White-Freightliner, gaining momentum through the 1950s and exploding in sales through the 1960s. As you look at the photos on the pages of this book, you will see just a few of the many different customers and hauling jobs they did in the peak of their popularity. Small, medium or large hauling jobs, White-Freightliners fit right in to the needs of the trucking industry.
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Autocar Trucks 1899-1950 Photo Archive
Early advertisements declared "The design of the Autocar chassis lends itself to almost every style of body." Large, detailed archival photographs with informative captions tell the story from the first Autocar Truck built up to 1950 when the Autocar Driver Cab was introduced.
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Big Book of Trucks
For almost a century, the United Kingdom's road network rumbled to the sound of haulage and delivery vehicles almost exclusively made up of trucks built on home soil. From the 1920s right through to the 1960s, British manufacturers became renowned the world over for their production of reliable workaday lorries and quite rightly earned a reputation for quality engineering. The likes of Albion, Commer, Foden and Scammell would eventually become household names, greatly contributing to the country's economic growth as well as playing major roles in times of conflict, such as during the two World Wars. Yet in the 21st Century, a truck proudly carrying the badge of a British company is seldom seen and furthermore it is even rarer to find one that has actually been built within the country. Once the domain of the Atkinson, Bedford and ERF, today's highways and byways are plied by MANs, DAFs and Ivecos and the many firms that in times gone by successfully competed within the European truck industry, only the very few such as Leyland and Dennis have survived the test of time, albeit in the form of subsidiaries to larger organisations.The Big Book of Trucks charts the history of the King of the Road, from the humble steam wagon to giant diesel-powered articulated juggernauts.
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British and European Trucks of the 1970s
The '70s witnessed a number of amalgamations, mergers and take-overs that would change the face of the pan-European trucking industry. It saw the birth of the infamous British Leyland empire, which was to have far-reaching and disastrous consequences for all the manufacturers it engulfed. In the face of booming sales of European heavyweights, both Ford and Bedford launched heavyweight models aimed at this key sector, but like most other British truck manufacturers, it was too little too late. This is a unique account of a turbulent period in trucking history.
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British and European Trucks of the 1980s
Mergers, amalgamations and joint ventures have meant that the number of pan-European truck manufacturers can now almost be counted on the fingers of one hand. Modern legislation governing gross weights, emissions and operations, also mean that many of today's trucks are almost uniform. However, there was a decade when more than 50 truck manufacturers built a diverse range of sizes and configurations, the like of which will not be seen again. Increasing gross weights, the exploration of ultra-long haul routs, and the virtual doubling of engine power over the previous decade meant the '80s were a period of dramatic change. British and European Trucks of 1980's takes a look behind the scenes of some of the major players of the era, their successes and failures. Yet, it also covers smaller, often obscure manufacturers--such as those from former the Eastern Bloc, many of which were never seen outside their native countries.
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British Lorries of the 1950s
British commercial vehicle manufacturers played a key role in bolstering Britain's economy throughout the 1950s, especially during the period of postwar austerity, a time when they contributed to the all-important export drive. British lorries were, therefore, seen as the workhorses of the world and performed a wide range of tasks from goods delivery to heavy haulage. This highly visual study of British lorries of the 1950s captures, in 120 illustrations, the vital but often understated duties that were reliably conducted 365 days a year. The images, contemporary black and white as well as colour, include evocative publicity material in addition to pictures from the preservation and heritage scene.The comprehensive text reveals much about the marques that were household names, along with information about Britain's road haulage and commercial motor industries. Malcolm Bobbitt, member of the Society of Automotive Historians and the Guild of Motoring Writers, is the author of some thirty books. In this instance he has combined a collection of fascinating images with informative text to provide a nostalgic and unique insight into British lorries of the 1950s.
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British Lorries of the 1960s
British commercial manufacturers played a prime role in boosting Britain's economy during the 1960s, especially as many vehicles were exported worldwide. British lorries were, therefore, considered as being the workhorses of the world, performing a wide range of duties from heavy haulage to general goods delivery. This highly visual study of British lorries of the 1960s captures in 120 illustrations this often understated but very necessary work, which was undertaken day and night, 365 days a year. The comprehensive text reveals much about the marques that were everyday names, along with information about Britain's road haulage and commercial vehicle industries. This book will rekindle many memories and serve as a reminder of the important role British commercial vehicles played during the 1960s.
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British Lorries of the 1960s
British commercial manufacturers played a prime role in boosting Britain's economy during the 1960s, especially as many vehicles were exported worldwide. British lorries, or heavy hauling trucks, were the workhorses of this world. This richly illustrated book takes a deep look at British lorries of the 1960's. You'll enjoy 120 illustrations, many contemporary color, and black and white, including some delightful publicity items in addition to covering the heritage and preservation scenes. Malcolm Bobbitt is the author of dozens of automotive books, is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and the Society of Automotive Historians. This book will re-kindle many memories and serve as a reminder of the important role British commercial vehicles played during the 1960s.
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British Lorries: 1945-1965
As Britain emerged form the Second World War in 1945 her motor industry was still geared up to produce the quantities of vehicles, especially commercials, required in wartime. With the urgent need for post-war reconstruction at home and abroad, there was much for such vehicles to do. The liberation of Europe and the Far East meant that these export markets had been opened up again too.This book traces the path of the British lorry through 20 years via the manufacturers' own sales and publicity material, from the revolutionary - but now forgotten - Jensen to classics like the Bedford TK. During the period covered there were approximately 40 manufacturers of commercial vehicles in the United Kingdom. Several were small or specialized firms with limited production while others became absorbed into more successful companies. By 1965 only a few of the larger firms remained, and individuality was fast becoming just a memory.
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Brockway Trucks 1948-1961 Photo Archive
From its beginnings in 1912, Brockway earned a reputation for reliability and rugged design that was carried on after the company was acquired by Mack Trucks in October, 1956. This collection of photographs highlights Brockways post-war years and into the early Sixties. Photographs from the Mack Trucks Historical Museum Archives.
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Bucyrus Heavy Equipment: Construction and Mining Machines 1880-2007: A Photo Gallery
Bucyrus-Erie Company is a name synonymous with moving the earth. From the smallest loader-backhoe to some of the largest machines ever to move on land, no other company has produced such a wide variety of types and sizes of excavating equipment. With a rich heritage going back 128 years the company, now known as Bucyrus International Inc., is still designing and building some of the world’s largest shovels and walking draglines. Nothing could be more apt to describe this manufacturing power house than its slogan used in the 1960s “The Longest Line on Earth”. Over 450 spectacular black and white photos combined with detailed captions chronicle and describe all the major equipment product lines from Bucyrus Company, Erie Steam Shovel, Bucyrus-Erie and Ruston-Bucyrus. Every machine model from the extensive lines of cable excavators, hydraulic excavators, walking draglines, stripping shovels and drills is included, plus tables of machine introductions and production. There’s also detailed coverage of floating dredges, tractor equipment, cranes, bucket wheel excavators and other special machines. This book is sure to satisfy the serious equipment historian as well as the enthusiast.
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Caterpillar D-8 1933-1974 Photo Archive: Including Diesel Seventy-Five and RD-8
The histories behind some of Caterpillar's largest earthmovers ever are detailed in this new photo archive. Beginning with the Diesel 75, the great-grandfather of the D8, the collection follows the various changes made to the latter model up until 1966. More than 120 factory photographs dramatically illustrate the effects that rapid-moving technology had on those early years of mass dirt-moving. In addition, several photos depict World War II-vintage photos and artwork, as well as attachments and equipment manufactured by Caterpillar and others for use with the D8.
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Caterpillar Earthmovers at Work
From building roads through dense forests, mining the earth for raw ore, laying pipe, constructing power developments, to creating golf courses, Caterpillar's earthmoving machines have played an important role in shaping our world. “Caterpillar Earthmovers at Work” features Caterpillars in action moving massive amounts of rock, dirt, trees and anything else in their path. See these machines used in forestry & logging, road construction, railway construction, hydroelectric power projects, mining and much more. A treat for all heavy equipment fans.
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Caterpillar Military Tractors Vol. 2: Workpower on the Side of Victory, Photo Archive
This magnificent collection of rare black & white photographs, specially selected from public and private archives, promotes the unique characteristics of these popular tractors. Contains informative captions providing brief histories of featured models.
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Caterpillar Photo Gallery
Over 500 factory photos of Caterpillar tractors in road construction, land clearing, mining, logging, farming, military use, and more. Follow the history of Caterpillar's crawler tractors, beginning with Holt Caterpillars & Best Tracklayers through the mighty D9.These sharp, clear, B&W images cover the years 1904 through 1963.
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Caterpillar Sixty Photo Archive
A magnificent collection of rare black & white photographs specially selected from public and private archives promote the unique characteristics of these popular tractors. Filled with informative captions providing histories of featured models. Rare photos of the first diesel-powered Caterpillar tractors.
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Caterpillar Ten Photo Archive: Including 7C Fifteen and High Fifteen
The Caterpillar Ten is the smallest of the Caterpillar line, and probably the MOST POPULAR among collectors and restorers today. These 4,500-lb tractors were born and raised in the years of research and development. All of these little tractors were affected by the classifications of the testing procedures as well as marketing strategy. These are the tractors that were sold through the often-debated color change of 1931. Now they can all be found here in one photographic collection. Finally the opportunity for side by side comparisons of these highly sought after tractors is possible.
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Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels
In Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels, author Frank Raczon features a wide variety of new and classic Caterpillar machines, charting Caterpillar's meteoric rise from an under-the-radar producer of agrarian and industrial equipment to an international corporate superstar.
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Circus & Carnival Trucks: 1923-2000 Photo Archive
For the last 60 years, a wide variety of traveling shows have modified their trucks for use as tractors, parade units, tent reels, animal cage and ride foundations. This vast photo collection depicts at circus and carnival sites the wide array of truck manufacturers whose heavy-duty haulers have been used. In-depth captions explain the use of each truck and technical details regarding its make, model and engine.
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Classic & Collectable Tractors
Showcases more than 60 all-time greats, from the wisely known favorites to the unsung heroes of the soil.
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Coca-Cola Its Vehicles in Photographs 1930-1969: Photographs from the Archives Department of the Coca-Cola Company
Coca-Cola products have been delivered to stores and soda fountains throughout the world in a variety of trucks, automobiles, and horse-drawn carts for decades now. Here is a dynamic collection of vintage black & white photographs of a variety of these vehicles specially selected from the archives of the Coca-Cola Company, including bottle trucks, promotional vehicles and route sales cars.
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