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    The David Brown Tractor Story: 1936-1948 Pt. 1 (Hardback) By (author) Stuart Gibbard

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    DescriptionThis is the first in a trilogy of books profiling in detail David Brown and its products. David Brown was a Yorkshire company, based around Huddersfield. Its roots lay in wooden-pattern making for the looms and weaving machinery of the area in the 1850s. This led to the manufacture of the machine-cut iron gears in which the company excelled. In 1914 the company patented a worm thread for gears that eventually was adopted as the British Standard thread. Their involvement with tractors began before World War II when they had an agreement with Harry Ferguson to manufacture the Ferguson-Brown. When working with Ferguson proved difficult the company developed its own ranges of wheeled and crawler tractors, the VAK series. Development was interrupted by the war during which the company's gears were used in the Merlin engines that powered the Spitfires. This closely researched, highly illustrated title tells the full story of this remarkable company's early years. It concludes when the VAK 1/C became one of Britain's most popular tractors of the 1950s - the Cropmaster. Author Stuart Gibbard has interviewed many of the surviving engineers, designers and other staff involved in the development and marketing of David Brown's products.


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    Title
    The David Brown Tractor Story: 1936-1948 Pt. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stuart Gibbard
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 219 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,114 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781903366394
    ISBN 10: 1903366399
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC subject category V2: TBX
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEYK
    BIC subject category V2: KNAC
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070000
    BIC subject category V2: TVD
    LC classification: TL233
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ, 1DBKEYK
    DC22: 338.76292252
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: KN
    Publisher
    Old Pond Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Old Pond Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    02 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Ipswich