1890 Deering Harvester Machine Catalogs on DVD
William Deering (April 25, 1826 – December 9, 1913) was a U.S. business man and philanthropist. Deering inherited a woolen mill in Maine, but made his fortune in later life with the Deering Harvester Company.
After retiring and moving to Plano, Illinois to manage a mill for Elijah Gammon, an old friend, Deering bought the company and moved it to Chicago in 1880 to be closer to his home in Evanston. The company pioneered with a harvesting reaper incorporating an automatic twine binder. Deering was also responsible for building a modern twine factory to supply farmers with sufficient length and quality of twine to work with the binders, a move followed by most competitors.
The Deering company and and his newly reorganized Plano Harvester Company, competed aggressively with each other and the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, but in 1902, under his son's direction, all three companies merged with two others to form the International Harvester Company.
We offer this 100 plus year old catalog which illustrates all types of hay mowing and cutting equipment. Beautiful graphics and all sorts of information on
these vintage machines.
You receive three (3) publications on one "Gift Quality" CD. The 1890 catalog, a 1890's brochure outlining the workings and history of Deering
farm equipment, and a Bonus Book "William Deering", the history and the biography of the man and his machines.
Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)
Deering Product Brochure
:: William Deering (1914)
A tribute to William Deering, his early life, his marvelous machines, brief biography, personal papers and letters from his colleagues, photos,
and provides a wondeful insight into the trials and tribulations this important figure in agricultural history!!