THE GRAHAM-BRADLEY TRACTOR: A HISTORY
Michael E. Keller
This hardcover book details the fascinating narrative of the farm tractor built by Graham-Paige Motors Corporation in the late 1930s. A brief survey of American agriculture puts the Graham-Bradley story in proper context. The book details the involvement of the Graham brothers in tractor design from 1915 through the post-war Frazer prototypes. Seven chapters reveal the development of the tractor, its manufacture at the Graham-Paige plant in Michigan, and its problematic merchandising by Sears, Roebuck & Company. Appendices include the mechanical features of the various models; detailed class comparisons, a sales literature compilation, the Nebraska Test results, a listing of surviving examples, a reproduction of the 74-page shop manual, and toys based on the Graham-Bradley.