Britains Farm Model Balers & Combines 1967 to 2007 (Paperback)

Pocket Guide

By David Pullen

Veloce Publishing, 9781845841942, 176pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2008

List Price: 33.95*
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Collecting farm models is a popular hobby worldwide. Britains have been a leading manufacturer of these models for over eighty years, producing many initiative standard setting models. The company launched its first model baler in the late 1960s and its first combine ten years later, receiving the UK Toy of the Year Award in 1978 for the latter. Since launching these models, Britains has produced over 60 baler and combine models or variations from leading farm machinery manufacturers such as Bamfords, Case IH, Farmhand, John Deere, Krone, Massey Ferguson, New Holland, Vermeer and Vicon. David Pullen has collected many of these models and researched their development. The book includes a long section describing how the range developed, plus details of prototypes and some of the manufacturing background. Also, to allow the reader to identify different model variations, catalogs are included in which individual models are examined – giving for each color photographs, their main features and issue packaging.

About the Author

David Pullen was brought up on a large mixed farm in East Anglia, where he spent every opportunity working. On leaving school he went on to study agricultural engineering before embarking on a career that has seen him undertake teaching and research posts in the UK and overseas. Collecting farm models, particularly those produced in Britain, has been a lifelong passion. David has written many articles about farm model collecting for some of the leading model and agricultural magazines. He also wrote A Pocket Guide to Britain Model Tractors 1948–1998.

Praise For Britains Farm Model Balers & Combines 1967 to 2007: Pocket Guide

"David Pullen gives background history to the equipment, for townies who don't know a baler from a pitchfork, plus three useful indexes, by model, by issue date and by issue code. This will fill a reference gap to identify Britains models." – Model Auto Review

"David Pullen's book is very informative, and gives a great description of each model featured as well as the standard model's details. Photographs of prototype and rare models are also included." – Irish Vintage Scene