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Handy Farm Devices: And How to Make Them (original 1909; edition 1996)

by Rolfe Cobleigh

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Title:Handy Farm Devices: And How to Make Them
Authors:Rolfe Cobleigh
Info:The Lyons Press (1996), Edition: First, Paperback, 290 pages
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Handy Farm Devices: And How to Make Them by Rolfe Cobleigh (1909)

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I read the 1909 version; it provides a fascinating look into peoples' way of life back then. Some projects, I think, are still useful today. ( )
  Imshi | Dec 17, 2009 |
this is a great reference book but I feel many of the project are beyond most people. ( )
  hellhound | Jun 28, 2008 |
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A splendid bit of rural Americana, Cobleigh's book shows how anyone with a little time and money can add a touch of authentic charm to their farm, house, or garden. First published nearly a century ago, this practical guide features dozens of projects, accompanied by some 200 illustrations. A simply written text not only tells how to mount an anvil, make a cheese press, and build hog houses, but also provides handy advice on splitting wood, testing seed corn, tying practical knots, sharpening scissors, and papering a room. From building a rose trellis to creating a bicycle-powered washing machine, readers will delight in this book's abundance of enjoyable and useful projects. It's perfect for novice craftworkers and die-hard fans of Yankee ingenuity.… (more)

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