1893 PLANET Jr. catalog - S.L. Allen & Co. – reprint

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Seller: n-b-books (12,930) 100%, Location: Mebane, North Carolina, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232253111485 The “Planet Jr” 1893 Catalog, by S.L. Allen & Co. Inc., Philadelphia, Penn., 1893. Reprinted by Nation Builder Books, Mebane, NC, 2013. 5½ x 8¼ paperback, 32 pages. Please note this is a new, photoduplicated reproduction of an original catalog from 1893. The original I have begins its page numbers at 115, and ends at 160. The top floral motif on the cover was water damaged on the original, and I have restored it digitally. The company that made Planet Jr. garden tractors was begun in 1866 by Samuel Leeds Allen, whn invented two pieces of farm equipment: a fertilizer drill for spreading guano, the “Planter Drill”, and a seed drill, the “Planet Junior.” Over the next two decades, Allen would grow the S. L. Allen Co. into a leading manufacturer of small farm equipment, the “Planet Junior” line. The company’s offices and manufacturing facilities were located in Philadelphia, and were managed solely by Samuel L. Allen and his father, John C. Allen. The Allens found that production of farm equipment was seasonal, with factory workers hard to find during the summer planting and autumn harvest months. And of course, sales of farm equipment plummeted during the winter. Casting about for a new product that would keep factory workers employed the full year round, the S. L. Allen Co. introduced the “Flexible Flyer” sled for in the early 1800, After struggling to expand sales of the sled for seven years, Allen Co. salesmen sold the sled to two of the largest department stores at that time - Wanamaker’s in Philadelphia; an R. H. Macy Co. in New York City. With year-round sales assured, S. L. Allen Co. thrived though most of the twentieth century, until 1968, when The Leisure Group, of Los Angeles, bought S. L. Allen Co. It was the first of a series of buy-outs that would asset-strip and destroy the company, making it another casualty of the financial deregulation of the so-called “go go years,” and the replacement of industrial capitalism with financial capitalism. There are 51 pictures in this catalog (I didn’t have to count them, they were numbered. They include: Three types of the “Planet Jr.” seed drill; The “Planet Jr.” Combined Drill, Wheel Hoe, Cultivator; Rake, and Plow, plus five different attachments; The “Planet Jr.” Double-Wheel Hoe, Cultivator; Rake, and Plow Combined, plus four different attachments; The “Planet Jr.” Onion Harvester; Three types of “Planet Jr.” Hoe with various combinations, plus three types of attachments; The “Firefly” Plow, for the above; The “Planet Jr.” Grass Edger The “Planet Jr.” No. 6 All Steel Horse Hoe and Cultivator; Eight other types of “Planet Jr.” Hoes and Cultivators; Varieties of Steel Plates made for the “Planet Jr.” Horse Hoe The “Planet Jr.” Twelve-Tooth Harrow, Cultivator, and Pulverizer; The “Planet Jr.” Furrower, Markers, Miller, and Ridger Combined; The “Planet Jr.” All Steel Pulverizer and Leveller; The “Planet Jr.” Sweet Potato Horse Hoe; The “Planet Jr.” Double Celery Miller; The “Planet Jr.” Irish Potato Digger Each illustrated item includes a price, plus there is a price list on the inside back cover, including for “Extas.” Condition: New reproduction., Brand: Unbranded, Model: various, Model Year: 1920s

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