A range of tools, once familiar to the farmworker, gradually became obsolete during the twentieth century. This album describes these tools and the farming processes they performed in the period before the general dominance of the tractor and combine harvester.
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(220mm x 150mm x 3mm)
Shire Publications Ltd
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Author Biography - Roy Brigden
Roy Brigden is Keeper of the Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading. The extensive collection there of hand tools and farm equipment, together with a wealth of documentary and illustrative material, have prompted this survey.