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Friday, January 15, 2016

Allis-Chalmers Tractors and Crawlers by Terry Dean. A review.




I spend a good bit of time doing research for post on this site and once in a while I find a reference source that's particularly useful or interesting so I pass it along to our visitors by way of a review. A book that falls into that category is Illustrated Buyer's Guide Allis-Chalmers Tractors and Crawlers by Terry Dean. What I liked most about this book was the format. In just 160 pages Dean presents a wealth of information covering 76 models from the 10-18 in 1914 to the Two-Ten in 1972. A brief history and description is accompanied by a table of specifications and another listing years of production with corresponding serial numbers as well as notes of interest for collectors. Photos or catalog illustrations are provided for most tractors.

With a copyright date of 2001 this book unfortunately seems to be no longer in print, even the publisher MBI no longer exists. Type in the web address www.motorbooks.com and you will learn that it is now owned by Quarto Knows www.quartoknows.com . While this book is not listed in their catalog, browse around while you're there, you might find something else that interest you. You might find a copy at your local library as I did at 629.2252 Dean. Failing that, a used copy is bound to turn up sooner or later at an online book dealer like Alibris.

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