Henry Ford and Grass-roots America

Henry Ford and Grass-roots America

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A study of Henry Ford and rural America in the 1920sBut the preoccupation with automotive production and the refusal of stockholders to sanction tractor production stalled his plans. ... The instruction manual for the Hart-Parr tractor listed nineteen rules for starting and thirteen rules for stopping the engine. ... as $1, 500 for repairs in one year, while many discarded theirs in junk piles.7 Bankers often refused credit to farmers sinking $3, 000 in a new tractor.

Title:Henry Ford and Grass-roots America
Author:Reynold M. Wik
Publisher:University of Michigan Press - 1972


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