A wonderful collection of six (5) catalogs dating from 1917 to 1927 providing a unique look at this famous companies product line from plows to steam to steel threshers. Complete with information and graphics of all the companies models for a variety of years. Also included are related brochures and parts repair lists.
Each catalog is loaded with tons of info, specifications, parts diagrams and more. (And don't forget the many COLOR illustrations!)
The Avery Company was an American farm tractor builder, famed for its undermounted engine, in that the tractor more resembled a railroad engine in a farmer's field, than a conventional farm steam engine.
Robert Avery enlisted in 1862 as a Union Soldier in the American Civil War, in Company A, 77th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was a prisoner-of-war in the infamous Confederate Andersonville Prison for about eight months. There he passed the time devising a seed drill. Getting into the implement business after the war, Avery put out a large line of products, including steam engines in 1891. The company started with a return flue style, and later went into the undermount style replete with pugnacious bulldog on the smokebox door. The company erected a large factory in Peoria, Illinois and were successful until 1924 when a change in the tractor market led to the company's bankruptcy.
:: 1917 Tractors and Machinery Catalog
:: 1918 Tractors and Machinery Catalog
:: 1921 Avery Machinery Catalog
:: 1926 Avery Machinery Catalog
:: 1927 Avery Steel Thresher Catalog
:: Tractor Operating Manual
:: Tractor Repair Parts Price List
:: Thresher Repair Parts List
:: Tractor Brochures (2)