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"Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them"

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Publisher: 2007 Skyhorse Publishing, 555 Eighth Ave, Suite 903, New York, NY 10018; ISBN-13: 978-1-60239-103-1; Author: Rolfe Cobleigh

A republication of a 1910 book covering how to make various devices from anvils, water pump, sbracing principles, bee hives, plant supports, cultivators, drogues and drags, buildings, how to paint tin roofs, splicing pipes with water in them, ...

Decidedly low tech techniques, but very doable and affordable ones.

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"Historical observational documentary series following a team who live the life of Victorian farmers for a year. Wearing period clothes and using only the materials that would have been available in 1885, historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn are going back in time to relive the day-to-day life of the Victorian farmer."

Great historical insight of the merger of agrarianism and technology in rural England.