Introducing the book set that belongs on the shelf of every International Harvester fan. Whether you are a collector, restorer, Red Farmer, or just an admirer, this popular set will provide you an inside look at the legendary brand that you will not find anywhere else. If you thought you knew International Harvester, think again.
This set includes:
Successes and Industry Firsts: International Harvester 1940-1980
The legacy of International Harvester often focuses on the lasting memories of the distinctive red farm machinery. Collectors and restorers have done remarkable work in keeping the IH brand alive. This book, from best-selling author Paul Wallem, shines a light on the many successful products developed by IH between 1940-1980, some that were "industry firsts." Included are never before published photos and stories about the design and development of IH products, including the top-secret Axial-Flow combine project.
The Breakup: What Really Happened
How did one of the biggest-selling brands in history go under? There are a variety of reasons and opinions, all of which are explored in this book. These 192 color pages will provide hours of enjoyment to International Harvester collectors, restorers, Red Farmers, and other fans of the brand.
Former International Harvester Company executive and former IH dealer Paul Wallem spent two years interviewing 50 dealers, farmers, restorers, and collectors, as well as former IH executives involved in the merger with Case.
The Breakup: What Really Happened not only examines the causes of the dissolution, it pays homage to this magnificent brand that has long outlived the company. That’s due, in large part, to a growing number of ardent collectors, many of whom spend thousands of dollars to meticulously restore their IH equipment to “better than new.” They meet regularly at regional and national “red events,” and keep the iconic IH brand alive.
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