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R.A.Whitehead Books

The following is a list of books still in print and available from R.A.Whitehead & Partners.

Garrett Threshers

Garrett Threshers and Other Machines.

This book is a departure from the common practice of a paper publication and is distributed on CD Rom for viewing on a computer or allowing the printing of pages as required.

It covers the main items built by Garretts which have not been covered in the other publications. These include: Threshing machines, living vans, trailers, traction wagons, sisal decorticators and much more.

Price £10.00

Garrett Portable and Fixed Engines.

This book is a departure from the common practice of a paper publication and is distributed on CD Rom for viewing on a computer or allowing the printing of pages as required.

It traces the history of the development and production of the portable and fixed engines manufactured by Richard Garrett & Sons. Many previously unpublished photographs are included, there is an Appendix containing technical details and a comprehensive list of the portable engines produced. The list itself would fill 284 A4 pages.

Price £10.00

Garrett Portables
Glossops:Kings of Tarspraying

Glossops: Kings of Tarspraying

80 pages, A4 format, hard cover. £11.50

A history of the firm of W & J Glossop Ltd of Hipperholme, Yorkshire from its turbulent beginning in 1906 to its takeover by Colas Ltd. in 1984. This book covers the development of tarspraying by mechanical methods and contains a large number of photographs of the steam lorries owned by the firm. There is a list of the company's steam vehicles in the appendix.

Garrett Wagons Part 1: Pioneers and Overtypes.

142 pages, A4 format, hard cover. £18.00

A comprehensive account of Garretts' initial entry into the steam wagon market and of their involvement in building a very successful range of overtype steam wagons. Contains 150 illustrations many of which have not been published previously.

Garrett Wagons Part 1.
Garrett Wagons Part 2: Undertypes

Garrett Wagons Part 2: Undertypes

142 pages, A4 format, hard cover. £18.00

Covers the undertype wagons made from 1922 to 1932, including the first rigid six-wheelers and wagons on pneumatic tyres.

Garrett Wagons Part 3: Electrics & Motors.

142 pages, A4 format, hard cover. £18.50

Details the history of Garrett battery electric vehicles, trolleybuses and diesel lorries.

Garrett Wagons Part 3: Electrics & Motors
Garrett Traction & Ploughing Engines

Garrett Traction & Ploughing Engines

142 pages, A4 format, hard cover. £18.50

Garretts built just over 500 engines of both three and four shaft designs. The range included traction engines in sizes from 4 to 8 NHP, strawburners, ploughing engines; showmen's engines and road locomotives.

Made By Garretts.

32 pages, A5 format, limp cover. - Unfortunately now out of print.

A compact history of Leiston Works and its products.

Made By Garretts
Garrett Steam Tractors & Rollers

Garrett Steam Tractors & Rollers.

142 pages, A4 format, hard cover. £18.50

A history of the development of the steam tractors and rollers produced by Garretts. The output consisted of 386 rollers and 559 tractors. Most tractors were sold in the UK and a number survive in preservation.

Garrett Diesel Tractors.

32 pages, A4 format, limp cover. £7.50

A book on Garretts' work as the first British manufacturer to offer a full compression ignition engine in an agricultural or industrial tractor, taking in subsequent designs of tracked vehicles and the rich variety of specialist tractors built for peat extraction.

Garrett Diesel Tractors
Jesse Ellis

Jesse Ellis and the Maidstone Wagons

84 pages, A4 format. Available from Classic Tractors

A book on Jesse Ellis a contractor based in Maidstone, Kent who ran a successful business as a ploughing, haulage and road making contractor in the latter part of the 19th century. He saw that there was a market for steam propelled vehicles where the load would be carried on the vehicle itself and as a result became a pioneering manufacturer of steam wagons building in the region of 45 wagons between 1897 and 1907.

The above prices include free delivery in the UK.
For overseas and bulk orders please contact R.A.Whitehead & Partners

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