Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them
Dating from the Golden Age of American Farming, this volume is both a tribute to days gone by and a resource for present day homeowners, farmers, and ranchers striving toward greater self-sufficiency. Here you will find hundreds of clever ways to transform those odds and ends that might seem like junk into very useful gadgets and tools, from a treadmill that can power a dairy separator and churn, to a drinking fountain for chickens. Other devices include a rig for moving large trees; a self-feeder for bees; a hand garden cultivator; and gates that lift over snowdrifts. It's full of useful illustrations and includes a whole section of tried-and-true tips.
Rolfe Cobleigh was the associate editor of American Agriculturist in the early 1900s. He is the author of Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them, Old-Time Farm and Garden Devices and How to Make Them, and The Home Physician.