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• Comprehensive guide to all of the baler and combine models produced
• Precise text clearly describing the development of the model range
• Well researched history revealing little known facts about the models
• Details of unique and rare models
• Nine tables listing the different common parts used on the models
• Includes models produced for European and North American markets
• Photographs and main features of each variant described individually
• Issue dates, codes and packing for individual models and variations
• Over 400 high quality colour photographs
• Three different indexes allow quick access to the book
Farm model collecting has become increasingly popular with people of all ages. Britains, a leading manufacturer, has a long and distinctive history of producing these models. This book is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated guide for those interested in collecting these miniatures.
The book describes all the baler and combine models produced by Britains since they were first added to its farm model range 40 years ago, and also provides details of their development. As well as standard models, this includes details and photographs of prototype and rare models. The history is complemented by a catalogue describing the main features, differences, issue dates and codes of each model produced. Each is illustrated with six colour photographs showing the model from different angles and the issue packaging.
Collecting farm models is a popular hobby worldwide. Britains has 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, catalogues are included in which individual models are examined – giving for each colour photographs, their main features and issue packaging.
"... the book has it all, each item is photographed from different angles, it gives you information about the actual baler or combine and then lots of specifications. It is a very comprehensive work covering this subject that just seems to have exploded after the turn of the century." – ToyCollector.com
"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
"A comprehensive guide, written by a well-known collector, to all the Britains baler and combines ... this will be invaluable to all farm model collectors." – Classic Tractor
"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