Books, DVDs, Toys & More at the N-Store

sign up for N-store announcementsHere in the N-Store you will find much of what you need to keep your N going, from tractor parts to books, manuals, DVDS and even farm-themed gifts for the family. Be sure to order our brand-new Vintage Ford Tractors calendar for 2017!

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Book Reviews

The American Barn The American Barn


David Plowden has been involved in photography for more than sixty years. His images of mid-twentieth century life, especially his images of small towns, are particularly appealing. In this book, Plowden focuses on the symbolic nature of the barn. More about this book...

Michigan’s Heritage Barns Michigan's Heritage Barns

What a treasure to have a collection historic barns, all in Michigan, on your shelf! With each vignette, you get a deeper sense of the barn’s history, its owner, how it was used and its condition. More about this book...

Ford Heavy-Duty Trucks 1948-1998 Ford-Heavy-Duty-Trucks

Ford Heavy-Duty Trucks 1948-1998 by Paul G. McLaughln is a sister book to the Ford Medium Duty Trucks (reviewed in the Autumn issue). Similar in size and scope, this book focuses on the 2½ and 3 ton F-7 and F-8. More about this book...

Ford Medium Duty Trucks 1917-1998 Photo History Ford Medium Duty Trucks

An especially well organized overview of Ford medium-duty trucks of the 20th century. It’s all about the larger trucks like the F5, F-500, 600 and heavier trucks from tankers to school buses. $29.95. More about this book...

American Trucks of the 1950s

Here is a wonderful little book that visually focuses on the trucks of North America (including Canada) from the 1950s. What is especially nice here is the focus on larger trucks, commercial trucks and industrial trucks. $29.95. More about this book...

Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors Field guide to classic tractors (book review)

I don’t think anyone has written more books about classic farm tractors than Bob Pripps. And that is probably a good thing when it comes to a field guidebook. And, this is a GOOD one. Over 200 pages, softcover, color photos throughout. New from the N-News; $24.99. More about this book...

American Georgics: Writings on Farming, Culture and the Land American Geogics

Agriculture has been a touchstone of security and growth for humanity since we gave up our hunting and gathering ways. This book is a chronology of writings on agriculture, which detail the history of how we as Americans have embraced, rebuffed and re-embraced the ideas (and ideals) of agriculture and the agrarian lifestyle. $14.95. More about this book...

Wisdom of the Last Farmer Wisdom of the Last Farmer

David Mas Masumoto has authored a wonderfully touching story of a Japanese-American family in the central valley of California. Prior to farming, along with other West Coast Japanese-American families, the Masumoto family was relocated to the Arizona internment camps in the early 1940s. They endured many hardships, but eventually were able to return to California and small farming. $9.85. More about this book...

Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? Why Did The Chicken Cross the World?

Subtitled, ‘The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization, Andrew Lawler’s has encapsulated the history of humanity through our involvement with chickens! Starting with the earliest known ancestor of the domestic chicken, the red jungle fowl, Lawler shows how the human appetite for chicken continues to grow. $11.95. More about this book...

The Tractor Factor The Tractor Factor

Again, author Robert Pripps comes through with another tractor book that you need for your shelf. Here he does an amazing job of explaining rare models of both common and uncommon manufacturers within a historic context. $27. More about this book...

Building a Shed: Expert Advice from Start to Finish Building a shed book cover

In the late 1970s, a magazine called Fine Woodworking hit the newsstands and this publication changed the way I thought about magazines. Fine Woodworking took a hands-on approach to the subject, giving clear instructions without being either condescending or overly simplistic. Soon Taunton began publishing books that had the same look and feel as the earlier magazines, but with greater depth of knowledge on a subject. Building a Shed is that kind of book. $9.95. More about this book...

A Guide To Ford, Fordson & New Holland Tractors A Guide to Ford Fordson book cover

As a reference guide this book is brief and to the point, listing the most salient information formatted chronologically. In this respect it functions as a very convenient field guide. The no–nonsense black and white archive photos, taken mostly from promotional literature, present the oldest, most familiar images of each tractor in its moment of inception. Just $16. More about this book...

Rouge: Pictured in its Prime 1917-1940 Rouge Pictured in its Prime book cover

The River Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan was the largest and most well-integrated machinery and manufacturing complex in the world. Taking up 1300 acres of land, 20 plus miles of roadway, and employing upwards of 100,000 people, The Rouge wasn’t just a factory, it was a city. Within this 285 page hardcover, longtime author and researcher Ford R. Bryan collects nearly 400 black and white photos of Rouge: Pictured in its Prime 1917-1940 from the Henry Ford Archives. $35.00. More about this book...

Vintage Industrial: Living with Machine Age Design Vintage Industrial: Living with Machine Age Design book cover

The machine age (arguably 1875-1950) in the United States and Europe yielded some of the most elegant industrial design. As proof of its popularity, there are catalogs today that specialize in reproductions of these designs. Rizzoli recently published the hardcover Vintage Industrial: Living with Machine Age Design, by by Mischa De Potestad & Patrice Pascal, which does a wonderful job of looking at turn of the century industrial design and putting it in context. $45.00 new. More about this book...

I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford I Invented the Modern Age


As I was reading I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford 1917-1940, by Richard Snow, to prepare a review, my wife asked, “How many books about Henry Ford have you read?” “Well,” I answered, “more than most people, I guess.” Of all I have read, this 300 page hard cover has to be one of my favorites. $17.00. More about this book...

Installing Kitchen Cabinets

Another excellent Taunton Press book to help the do-it-yourselfer plan, prep, install and finish not just cabinets, but the whole kitchen including counter tops. A comprehensive, multimedia approach with DVD. $9.95. More about this book...

Fire It Up: 400 Recipes for Grilling Everything bookcover

OK, I will admit to looking forward to summer. After months of longingly looking out the window at the snow covered grill, I am ready to start cooking outside again. Fire It Up by Andrew Schloss & David Joachim does not disappoint! $11.75. More about this book...


DVD Reviews

In The Blood DVD In The Blood DVD cover

Film director Sumner McKane weaves together a fascinating story of the history of logging in Maine. Using vintage footage and images, McKane offers a short history lesson of the northernmost New England logger and river man in In The Blood: Uncovering the Life, Skills & Character of the Turn of the Century Maine Lumbermen and River Drivers. $19.95. More about this DVD...

Harold Brock DVD Harold Brock DVD cover

In June of 2009 I traveled to Iowa to interview Harold Brock, chief designer of the 9N tractor project. It was a little overwhelming to sit down and talk with a man who worked intimately with Henry Ford, Edsel Ford, Henry Ford II, had met Thomas Edison, Harry Ferguson and many other legends of modern invention and industry. The idea of having a tunnel back in time to talk to someone who was there, was an intriguing project to tackle. $26.95. More about this DVD...


Licensed reprints of original Ford manuals

Common Implements Used With Ford Tractors from 1939 Common Implements book cover

Simply the best (only?) compendium of commonly used implements for the N-series (and into the mid 1950s). This is literally a collection of Operators & Owners manuals that would have come with that particular implement. An invaluable asset for the Ford tractor collector OR the person who is still working a plot of land. $37. Continue reading →

700-900 Owners Manual 1954-1957 700-900 manual cover

This is the exact manual that came with the 700-900 row-crop tractors starting in 1955. It contains all operating and maintenance information including brake and clutch adjustment, valve adjustment and basic operations. Also has a nice accessories section. 66 pages. $12.

600-800 Owners Manual 1954-1957

This is the exact manual that came with the 600-800 tractors starting in 1954. It contains all operating and maintenance information including brake and clutch adjustment, valve adjustment and basic operations. Also has a nice accessories section. 66 pages. $12.

NAA Service Shop Manual 1953-1954

A more specific manual for overhauling the engine, transmission and hydraulic system. Lots of information and should be used in conjunction with the Intertec FO-19 manual. About 46 pages, 8.5″ x 11″ – an excellent resource. $14.

NAA Owners Manual 1953-1954

An exact replica of the owner’s manual that came with the Golden Jubilee in 1953. About 100 pages broken into sections for maintaining and repairing the tractor. Tread width, carb adjustment, cooling system, valve adjustment and much more. $12

8N Service Manual 1948-1952

The shop manual companion to the 8N Operators Manual (above) giving even more details for overhaul. A strongly recommended companion to this manual would be the Intertec FO-4. $10.

8N Operators Manual 1948-1952

This is a professional reprinted version of the original owner manual that came with the 8N back in the day. Photos, diagrams, operations, controls, basic maintenance, plowing instructions – everything you need to get started working with your 8N. 126 pages. $12

Service Manual Model 9N and 2N

This is the original shop manual for the owner. 64 pages of diagrams, drawings and photos depicting everything from an engine overhaul to a hydraulic pump rebuild. This manual, in conjunction with the FO-4 Intertec manual, are must-haves for the home mechanic. $14.

Ford Tractor Ferguson System Instruction Book

The basic instruction book for the 1939 9N through the 1947 2N. Lubrication, tire width chart, electrical system diagram – everything you need to get start. Exactly as original. $9.

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