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Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them: 08/07/09
Published originally in 1909 and reissued in 1996, Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them by Rolfe Cobleigh was once a helpful how-to manual on the basics of running a homestead. It's now an interesting look back in time for the most part.
The book was reissued by James R. Babb when he decided to give up urban life for something far more rural. He needed something to guide him and Hand Farm Devices... was one of the books he found. Thinking that there might be other ex-urbanites looking for some help and guidance he got the book back into print.
Handy Farm Devices has ten sections:
People living in rural areas or who have space to build things will get the most out of the book. Authors who are researching turn of the last century farm life will also benefit.