Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

MS 232
Agricultural Machinery Product Literature Collection
1881-1966, n.d.


Descriptive summary

creator:

 

title:

Agricultural Machinery Product Literature Collection

dates:

1881-1966, n.d.

extent:

1.26 linear ft. (3 document boxes)

collection number:

MS 232

repository:

Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Agricultural Machinery Product Literature Collection, MS 232, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Collection description

This collection is made up of product literature for agricultural machinery and implements. Some is instructional in nature, i.e., guidelines for erecting a windmill. Other items were designed to promote sales. Few of these items are dated, but most appear to be from the 1930s and 1940s. These files are arranged in general categories, alphabetically by the name of the product. An index of company and manufacturer names is included at the end of this finding aid.

Additional product literature for Massey Ferguson and other companies' products may be found in MS 672, Massey Ferguson Collection.

 

 

Description of series

Series 1

Catalogs – Parts and Supplies

1932-1966, n.d.

extent:

9 folders

description:

The catalogs are arranged alphabetically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Case Farm Machinery, J. I. Case Company, Racine, Wisconsin

ca.1932

1

2

Clayton Mark Water Well Supplies, Clayton Mark and Company, Evanston, Illinois

1939

1

3

Columbian Farm Equipment, Columbian Steel Tank Company, Kansas City, Missouri

1939

1

4

F-M Dealer Line Products, Fairbanks, Morse and Co., Chicago, Illinois

1935, 1940, n.d.

1

5

Louis Hanssen's Sons Wholesale Distributors, Davenport, Iowa. Includes information on Monticello double bottom steel baskets (manufactured by Franklin Equipment Co., Monticello, Iowa), Skilsaw saws, and Alexander Brothers Leather Belt (Alexander Brothers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

1936

1

6

Milcor Price List, Milcor Steel Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1939

1

7

Seedburo Equipment Company, Chicago, Illinois

ca.1943

3

24

Seedburo Equipment Company, Chicago, Illinois

1966

1

8

Tractor Supply Co., Chicago, Illinois

1955

1

9

Walredh Machinery and Supply Co., Inc., Des Moines, Iowa

n.d.

 

Description of series

Series 2

Electric and Diesel Motors

1933-1944, n.d.

extent:

4 folders

description:

The files are arranged alphabetically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

10

Century Polyphase Motors, Squirrel Cage Induction, Century Electric Company, St. Louis, Missouri

n.d.

3

22

General Motors Diesel Power, Operator's Hand Book, Engine Models 3-268A, 8-268A. Cleveland Diesel Engine Division, General Motors Corporation

1943

3

23

General Motors Diesel Power, Operators' Hand Book (Revised Edition Restricted), Models 6051 Quad 6-Cylinder and 2003 2-Cylinder, Series 71 Diesel Units. Detroit Diesel Engine Division, General Motors Corporation

1944

1

11

Janette Motorized Blower Units and Motorized Speed Reducers, Janette Manufacturing Company, Chicago, Illinois

1933, n.d.

 

Description of series

Series 3

Elevators

n.d.

extent:

3 folders

description:

The files are arranged alphabetically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

12

Kewanee Portable and Bucket Elevators, Kewanee Machinery and Conveyor Co., Kewanee, Illinois

n.d.

1

13

Portable and Bucket Elevators (includes Little Giant Portable and Bucket Elevators), Portable Elevator Mfg. Co., Bloomington, Illinois

n.d.

1

14

Superior Elevator Cups, K.I. Willis Corporation, Moline, Illinois

n.d.

 

Description of series

Series 4

Grain Driers

1926-1930, n.d.

extent:

2 folders

description:

The files are arranged alphabetically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

15

Hess Direct Heat Drier and Cooler, Hess Warming and Ventilating Company, Chicago, Illinois

n.d.

2

1

Randolph Grain Drier, O.W. Randolph Company, Toledo, Ohio. Includes letter to H. A. Wallace, Wallaces' Farmer, Des Moines, Iowa, 30 September 1930.

1926-1930, n.d.

 

Description of series

Series 5

Hammer Mills

1934-1950

extent:

2 folders

description:

The files are arranged alphabetically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

2

2

Fairbanks-Morse Hammer Mills, Fairbanks, Morse and Co., Chicago, Illinois. Includes correspondence with Jim Pullen, Pullen Garage, Whiting, Iowa, 1950.

1934, 1950

2

3

Stover Hammer Mills, Stover Mfg. and Engine Co., Freeport, Illinois

ca. 1935

 

Description of series

Series 6

Planting and Harvesting Equipment

1881-1941, n.d.

extent:

17 folders

description:

The files are arranged alphabetically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

2

4

Bloom Ear Corn Slicer and Cob Crusher, J.S. Bloom Mfg. Co., Independence, Iowa. Includes "Feeding facts: a few pertinent pointers on how to feed corn to cattle for best results" by J. S. Bloom

1941, n.d.

2

5

Case Clod Crushers, J. I. Case Co., Racine, Wisconsin

n.d.

2

6

Case Fluted Feed-Grain Drills, J. I. Case Co., Racine, Wisconsin

n.d.

2

7

Case Hay Balers, J. I. Case Co., Racine, Wisconsin

n.d.

2

8

Case Horse Drawn Listers, J. I. Case Co., Racine, Wisconsin

n.d.

2

8a

Case Model M. Silo Filler, J. I. Case Co., Racine, Wisconsin

n.d.

2

9

Case Sliced Hay Pick Up Baler, J. I. Case Co., Racine, Wisconsin

n.d.

2

10

Dempster Hay Tools, Dempster Mill Mfg. Co., Beatrice, Nebraska

n.d.

3 26 John Deere Drills and Seeders Sales Catalog 1993

2

11

John Deere Side-Delivery Rake ("John Deere Way of Making Hay"), John Deere, Moline, Illinois

1930

2

12

Little Giant Lime Spreader, Portable Elevator Mfg. Co., Bloomington, Illinois

n.d.

2

13

Little Giant Straw Buncher, Portable Elevator Mfg. Co., Bloomington, Illinois

ca. 1938

2

14

Papec Ensilage Cutters and Hay Choppers-Silo Fillers, Papec Machine Co., Shortsville, New York

1940, n.d.

2

15

Peoria Fertilizer Attachment for Disc Harrows, Peoria Drill and Seeder Co., Peoria, Illinois

n.d.

2

16

"Standard" Wide-Cut Mowers, Emerson Manufacturing Co., Rockford, Illinois

n.d.

2

16a

Staude Mak-a-Tractor, E.G. Staude Mfg. Co., St. Paul, Minnesota

1917

2

17

Weir Plow Company, Monmouth, Illinois. Pocket calendar with information on various Weir equipment, also includes recipes hand-written in Swedish

1881

2

18

Western Epoc Steel Stackers and Sweeprakes, Western Land Roller Company, Hastings Nebraska

n.d.

 

Description of series

Series 7

Pumps

1932-1934, n.d.

extent:

3 folders

description:

The files are arranged alphabetically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

2

19

F-M Water Systems, Fairbanks, Morse and Co., Chicago, Illinois

n.d.

2

20

Goulds Pumps, Inc., Seneca Falls, New York

1934

2

21

Westco Turbine-Type Water Systems, Westco Pump Corporation, Davenport, Iowa

1932, n.d.

 

Description of series

Series 8

Seed Equipment

1919-1950, n.d.

extent:

34 folders

description:

The files are arranged alphabetically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

2

22

Bull Dog Corn Grader, Emerson Manufacturing Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota

n.d.

2

23

Chatham Fanning Mill, Monmouth Plow Factory, Monmouth, Illinois

n.d.

2

24

"Clipper" Cleaners for Grain Seeds and Beans, A.T. Ferrell and Co., Saginaw, Michigan

n.d.

2

25

Corn Grader or Fanning Mill. Unidentified photograph (1- 8x10 b/w photograph)

n.d.

2

26

Double Rotary Five Grade Corn Grader, Chas. Hunnicutt Co., Wilmington, Ohio

n.d.

2

27

"Eureka" Spiral Round Seed Extractor, S. Howes Co., Inc., Invincible Grain Cleaner Co., Silver Creek, New York

n.d.

2

28

Gustafson Seed Grain Treater, Ben Gustafson Seed Grain Machinery Company, Fargo, North Dakota

1936, n.d.

2

29

Hero Corn Grader, Twin City Separator Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota

n.d.

2

30

Hero Grain Cleaners, Twin City Separator Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Winnipeg, Manitoba

n.d.

2

31

Hocking Valley Corn Shellers, Hocking Valley Manufacturing Co., Lancaster, Ohio

n.d.

2

32

Improved Wonder, Fanning Mill Separator, Cleaner and Grader, Cockshutt Plow Co., Ltd., Winnipeg (etc.), Canada

n.d.

2

33

Morecorn Seed Corn Grader and Seed Corn Sorter, Universal Hoist and Manufacturing Company, Cedar Falls, Iowa

n.d.

2

34

Owens Seed Corn Grader and Sorter, J.L. Owens Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota

n.d.

2

35

"Facts about Smut and How to Grade Seed Corn." Owens Smut Cleaners and Owens Seed Corn Grader and Sorter, J.L. Owens Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota

n.d.

2

36

Peerless Mixer, Peerless Dust Gun Company, Cleveland, Ohio

n.d.

2

37

Seedburo Quality Grain Testing and Handling Equipment, Seed Trade Reporting Bureau, Chicago, Illinois. Includes information on moisture testers, grain and seed graders, scales, etc.; also includes letter to Raymond F. Baker, Hi-Bred Corn Company, Grimes, Iowa.

1933, n.d.

2

38

Standard Dust Smut Treater, Standard Fanning Mill Co., Ltd., Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Winnipeg, Manitoba

n.d.

2

39

Standard Grain Seed and Bean Cleaners, Burch Plow Works Co., Crestline, Ohio

n.d.

2

40

Standard Mill, Standard Fanning Mill Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Winnipeg, Manitoba

n.d.

2

41

Sterocide: The P.A.C. Dust Treatment for Seed Corn, Roessler and Hasslacher Chemical Co., New York, New York

n.d.

2

42

Universal Huller and Scarifier, American Grain Separator Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota

n.d.

2

43

Western Corn Shellers and Cleaners, Union Iron Works, Decatur, Illinois. Also includes separators, elevators, feeders, etc.

1919, n.d.

2

44

Fanning Mill Wire Cloth and Zinc, Standard Fanning Mill Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Winnipeg, Manitoba

n.d.

2

45

Champion Silos, Western Silo Company, Des Moines, Iowa (includes 1- 5x7" color print). Also poultry houses, farrowing and hog houses, grain bins, etc.

1939, n.d.

2

46

Columbian Red Top Grain Bins, Columbian Steel Tank Company, Kansas City, Missouri. Includes letter to Herbert Miller, Pittsburg-Des Moines Steel Company, Des Moines, Iowa.

1949

2

47

Fairbanks-Morse Model 38 - Type "W" Windmills, Fairbanks, Morse and Co., Chicago, Illinois

n.d.

2

48

Hargrove Hog Equipment, The Hargrove Co., Des Moines, Iowa

n.d.

2

49

Independent Silo Company, St. Paul, Minnesota. Includes booklets "50,000 Farmers Can't Be Wrong" and "How to Make Hay in the Rain" (molasses silage) as well as information on the Korok Tile Stove Silo.

1936-1938, n.d.

2

50

Iowa Permanent Concrete Stave Silos, Iowa Concrete Crib and Silo Company, Des Moines, Iowa. Pamphlet and handwritten notes

ca. 1939

2

51

Jamesway Barns and Silos, James Mfg. Co., Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (etc.)

1937, n.d.

3

1

Lamneck Silver Shield Silo, Lamneck Products, Inc., Columbus, Ohio

n.d.

3

2

Martin Steel-Bilt Bolted Grain Tanks, Martin Steel Products Corp., Mansfield, Ohio

1950

3

3

Milcor Steel Roofing and Siding Manual, Milcor Steel Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Includes letter to Herbert Miller, Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co., Des Moines, Iowa

1939

3

4

Wards Farm Fence, Montgomery Ward and Co., Inc.

n.d.

 

Description of series

Series 9

Tractors

1938-1942, n.d.

extent:

6 folders and 1 map case folder

description:

The files are arranged alphabetically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

map case

D406 C07

Case Tractors, "100 Years of Farm Power Progress," J. I. Case Co., Racine, Wisconsin

1942

3

5

Case Models C, CC and L, J. I. Case Co., Racine, Wisconsin

n.d.

3

6

Case Model "K" Tractor - Repair Parts List, J. I. Case Threshing Machine Co., Racine, Wisconsin

n.d.

3

7

Case "LA" Heavy Duty Tractor, J. I. Case Co., Racine, Wisconsin

n.d.

3

8

Case Models "LA," "D," "S," and "V," J. I. Case Co., Racine, Wisconsin

1942

3

9

Case Motor-Lift All-Purpose Tractor and Motor-Lift Implements, J. I. Case Co., Racine, Wisconsin

n.d.

3

10

John Deere Model "D" Tractor, John Deere, Moline, Illinois

ca. 1938

3 25 John Deere Lawn and Leisure Line Sales Catalog 1983

 

Description of series

Series 10

Miscellaneous Items

1916-1945, n.d.

extent:

11 folders

description:

The files are arranged alphabetically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

3

11

Arco Wand Vacuum Cleaner, American Radiator Company, Chicago, Illinois. Includes letter to Mrs. A. M. Miller, Des Moines, Iowa

1916-1917

3

12

B & G Forced Hot Water Heat, Bell & Gossett Company, Morton Grove, Illinois

ca. 1945

3 27 Combination Tip That Fits All Zerk, Lincoln and Alemite Fittings, Superior Manufacturing Co., Albert City, Iowa n.d.

3

13

Eclipse Electric Cleaner, Eclipse Machine Co., Sidney, Ohio

n.d.

3

14

Fairbanks-Morse 4-Cylinder Power Units (Closed Type), Fairbanks, Morse and Co., Chicago, Illinois

1935

3

15

Handy Bag Holder, Standard Fanning Mill Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota

n.d.

3

16

Hyatt Roller-Bearing Line Shaft Equipment and Western Shellers and Cleaners, Union Iron Works, Decatur, Illinois

n.d.

3

17

Hydro-Scoop for Ford Tractors, Stockland Road Machinery Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota

n.d.

3

18

Nelson Corn Crib Ventilator, E. B. Nelson, patentee, Burchinal, Iowa

n.d.

3

19

Palco Bark Insulation, Pacific Lumber Company, San Francisco, California. Includes letter to Herbert Miller, Pittsburg-Des Moines Steel Co., Des Moines, Iowa, from Canton Lumber Sales Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1936, n.d.

3

20

Pittsburgh Oil and Gasoline Meters and Service Station Meters, Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Co., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1933-1934

3

21

Yale Equipment (includes skids, pulleys, and hand trucks), Yale and Towne Mfg. Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

n.d.

 

Index of Company Names

Company

Box/Folder

A.T. Ferrell and Co., Saginaw, Michigan

2/24

Alexander Brothers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1/5

American Grain Separator Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2/42

American Radiator Company, Chicago, Illinois

3/11

Bell & Gossett Company, Morton Grove, Illinois

3/12

Ben Gustafson Seed Grain Machinery Company, Fargo, North Dakota

2/28

Burch Plow Works Co., Crestline, Ohio

2/39

Century Electric Company, St. Louis, Missouri

1/10

Chas. Hunnicutt Co., Wilmington, Ohio

2/26

Clayton Mark and Company, Evanston, Illinois

1/2

Cockshutt Plow Co., Ltd., Winnipeg (etc.), Canada

2/32

Columbian Steel Tank Company, Kansas City, Missouri

1/3, 2/46

Dempster Mill Mfg. Co., Beatrice, Nebraska

2/10

E. B. Nelson, Burchinal, Iowa

3/18

E.G. Staude Mfg. Co., St. Paul Minnesota

2/16a

Eclipse Machine Co., Sidney, Ohio

3/13

Emerson Manufacturing Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota

2/22

Emerson Manufacturing Co., Rockford, Illinois

2/16

Fairbanks, Morse and Co., Chicago, Illinois

1/4, 2/2, 2/19, 2/47, 3/14

Franklin Equipment Co., Monticello, Iowa

1/5

General Motors Corporation

3/22-23

Goulds Pumps, Inc., Seneca Falls, New York

2/20

Hargrove Co., Des Moines, Iowa

2/48

Hess Warming and Ventilating Company, Chicago, Illinois

1/15

Hocking Valley Manufacturing Co., Lancaster, Ohio

2/31

Independent Silo Company, St. Paul, Minnesota

2/49

Invincible Grain Cleaner Co., Silver Creek, New York

2/27

Iowa Concrete Crib and Silo Company, Des Moines, Iowa

2/50

J.I. Case Co., Racine, Wisconsin

2/5-9, 3/5-9, map case

J.L. Owens Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2/34-35

J.S. Bloom Mfg. Co., Independence, Iowa

2/4

James Mfg. Co., Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (etc.)

2/51

Janette Manufacturing Company, Chicago, Illinois

1/11

John Deere, Moline, Illinois

2/11, 3/10, 3/25-26

K.I. Willis Corporation, Moline, Illinois

1/14

Kewanee Machinery and Conveyor Co., Kewanee, Illinois

1/12

Lamneck Products, Inc., Columbus, Ohio

3/1

Louis Hanssen's Sons Wholesale Distributors, Davenport, Iowa

1/5

Martin Steel Products Corp., Mansfield, Ohio

3/2

Milcor Steel Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1/6, 3/3

Monmouth Plow Factory, Monmouth, Illinois

2/23

Montgomery Ward and Co., Inc.

3/4

O.W. Randolph Company, Toledo, Ohio

2/1

Pacific Lumber Company, San Francisco, California

3/19

Papec Machine Co., Shortsville, New York

2/14

Peerless Dust Gun Company, Cleveland, Ohio

2/36

Peoria Drill and Seeder Co., Peoria, Illinois

2/15

Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Co., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

3/20

Portable Elevator Mfg Co., Bloomington, Illinois

1/13, 2/12-13

Roessler and Hasslacher Chemical Co., New York, New York

2/41

S. Howes Co., Inc., Invincible Grain Cleaner Co., Silver Creek, New York

2/27

Seed Trade Reporting Bureau, Chicago, Illinois

2/37

Seedburo Equipment Company, Chicago, Illinois

1/7, 2/37, 3/24

Skilsaw saws

1/5

Standard Fanning Mill Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Winnipeg, Manitoba

2/38, 2/40, 2/44, 3/15

Stockland Road Machinery Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota

3/17

Stover Mfg. and Engine Co.

2/3

Superior Manufacturing Co. Albert City, Iowa

3/27

Tractor Supply Co., Chicago, Illinois

1/8

Twin City Separator Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Winnipeg, Manitoba

2/29-30

Union Iron Works, Decatur, Illinois

2/43, 3/16

Universal Hoist and Manufacturing Company, Cedar Falls, Iowa

2/33

Walredh Machinery and Supply Co., Inc., Des Moines, Iowa

1/9

Weir Plow Company, Monmouth, Illinois

2/17

Westco Pump Corporation, Davenport, Iowa

2/21

Western Land Roller Company, Hastings, Nebraska

2/18

Western Silo Company, Des Moines, Iowa

2/45

Yale and Towne Mfg. Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3/21