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By Thomas Berry

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Collection Overview

Title: J. D. Adams & Company, 1905-1961 and n. d.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1927-1954

ID: 1/101/29

Creator: Adams, J. D. & Company (1885-1954)

Extent: 1.4 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Group 1, Machinery Records, is arranged by record format, record type, machine class, machine model, and publication date (where known). Digital images are arranged by image number on compact discs. Periodicals and clippings are arranged by title and date.

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of sales literature, service literature, photographs and clippings discussing the company’s products and history.

Additional records from this company are not yet cataloged online. Please use the [Contact Us About This Collection] option on this screen to inquire about anything not listed here.

Biographical Note

Organizational Information:

J. D. Adams invented the first successful leaning-wheel pull grader in 1885, and founded J. D. Adams & Company. The Company, which was reorganized as J. D. Adams Company circa 1929, also produced elevating graders, sheepsfoot rollers, dozers, grader attachments, pull and rotary scrapers, force-feed loaders, and related equipment. Its Welding Division marketed an arc welder in 1936. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Adams had a Canadian affiliate, J. D. Adams (Canada) Ltd., with offices in Toronto, Ontario, and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Adams was purchased by LeTourneau-Westinghouse (Collection 461) in 1953; L-W retained the Adams brand name for its recognition value until c. 1960.

Adams had cross-marketing relationships with several other manufacturers, including Acme Road Machinery Company (Collection 26), The Baker Manufacturing Company (Collection 133), and Smith Trailer Corporation (Collection 1824). Some Adams literature includes Acme and Smith products, and Baker marketed Adams Road King graders in addition to its own.

Model nomenclature:

Adams used at least two series of model designations for pull graders. One was the “Grader” series, and the other was the “Patrol” series.

Lterature dating and numbering:

Brochures and spec sheets apparently used a date-based numbering system, using the two digits for the year and a two-digit serial number. The second two digits cannot directly be for the month, as numbers greater than 12 were observed.

Administrative Information

Accruals:

This is an artificial collection comprised of records from multiple accessions. Initial records in this collection were found in files. Additional records have been added from:

• Duval Craven Papers, included sales correspondence and sales training materials.

• Circle S Corporation Collection, accession 2003-0078 (received Jun 2 2003), donated most of the parts books, which were removed from a Master Parts Binder.

• Arthur McNae, accession 2005-0123 (received Aug 24 2005), donated a large amount of sales literature.

• Donald W. Frantz Collection, Accession 2005-0150 (received Dec 31, 2005). Filed with his collection per his request.

• Maier-Daily Papers, Accession 2009-0217 (received Jan 13, 2010)

• Harry E. Young II Papers, Accession 2011-0316 (received Mar 15, 2012)

Related Materials: Collection 461, LeTourneau-Westinghouse Company, continues the Adams line of motor graders.

Other Note: The Indiana State Library has a collection of J. D. Adams records. This is their website; their phone number is 317-232-3671.  In addition, Art Van Camp, 277 Stephenson Point Road RR3, Port Perry, Ont

Other URL: http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/


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[Group 1: Machinery Records, 1905-1961 and n. d.],
[Group 2: Photographic media, 1885 and n. d.],
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Group 1: Machinery Records, 1905-1961 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Series 1: Sales literature, 1905-1954 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Subseries 1: General sales literature, 1927-1954 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Subject 1: General Product Line, 1927-1954 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Adams Road Machinery, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure discusses: 330, 440, 550 and 660 motor grader, grader attachments  (scarifier, elevating grader, power shift moldboard, cab, snow plow, wing plow), 104 and 125 pull grader, and Traveloader force-feed loader.
Item 2: Catalog page 213, 1927Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied page 213 from 1927 <i>Roads & Streets Catalog and Data Book</i> (verified) discusses 1C, 2C, No. 7, No. 8, No. 10, No. 12, Patrol No. 3, Patrol No. 4, Patrol No. 5 and Patrol No. 6 pull grader; One-Man Road Maintainer No. 6 road drag; and Scarifier-Grader pull grader.
Item 3: 3925, 1939Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet discuss: No. 0, No. 1, No. 2 and No. 7 road plow; No. 29 Double-Duty Plow and Rooter; No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 “Heavy-Duty” Fresno scraper; No. 1, No. 2 and No. 2-1/2 wheeled scraper; Type A, Type C, Type L, No. 1 Giant and No. 2 Giant slip scraper (drag scraper, pan scraper); and blade and cutting edge for pull maintainer, road shaper and road drag.
Item 4: 1942 Manual para Compadores, 1942Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Line card and condensed spec sheet discuss: No. 11, No. 72, No. 84, No. 104, No. 105, No. 124 and No. 125 pull grader; No. 11 and No. 12 powered elevating grader; 30, 50 and 90 pull scraper; No. 8 road shaper; 181 cable straight dozer; sheepsfoot roller; and 201, 311 and 511 motor grader. In Spanish.
Item 5: 5110, 1951Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and condensed spec sheet discusses: No. 84, No. 104, No. 105, No. 124 and No. 125 pull grader; 312, 414, 512, 550 and 610 motor grader; and TraveLoader force-feed loader.
Item 6: 5417, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and condensed spec sheet discusses: No. 84, No. 104, No. 124 and No. 125 pull grader; 330, 440, 550 and 660 motor grader; and TraveLoader force-feed loader. In Spanish.
Item 7: Maquinara Adams Para Caminos, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Line card and condensed spec sheet discuss: No. 11, No. 72, No. 84, No. 104, No. 105, No. 124, No. 125 and Road Patrol pull grader; No. 11 and No. 12 powered elevating grader; 50, 51, 151 and 301 motor grader; and 20 motor grader conversion of International Harvester I-12 industrial wheel tractor. In Spanish.
Item 8: Maquinara Adams, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Line card and condensed spec sheet discuss: No. 84, No. 104, No. 105, No. 124 and No. 125 pull grader; 201, 305, 312, 414, 512, 550 and 610 motor grader; and TraveLoader force-feed loader. In Spanish.
Subject 2: Pull graders and terracers, 1927-1947 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General Product Line, 1927-1947 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Road Building and Maintenance Machinery page 13, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied page 13 from brochure discusses pull grader operation and wheel options.
Item 2: D335, 1933Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet discuss Leaning Wheel No. 10, Leaning Wheel No. 11, Leaning Wheel No. 21, Leaning Wheel No. 22, Leaning Wheel No. 31, Leaning Wheel No. 72, Leaning Wheel No. 82, Leaning Wheel No. 112 and Leaning Wheel No. 121 pull graders and grader attachments (slopeboard, moldboard extension, scarifier, moldboard boot, cutting edge). Back cover shows unidentified motor grader conversion of McCormick-Deering wheel tractor with single and tandem axles; No. 62 Road Maintainer and Retread Paver road shaper; 48 inch motorized elevating grader; and bottom dump crawler dump wagon (three-way dump wagon also mentioned). Portrait of J. D. Adams on page 3.
Item 3: 363, 1936Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet discuss Leaning Wheel No. 84, Leaning Wheel No. 103, Leaning Wheel No. 104, Leaning Wheel No. 124 and Leaning Wheel No. 125 pull grader and grader attachments (moldboard extension, scarifier, pneumatic tire, shoulder spreader).
Item 4: 386, 1938Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Testimonial advertising discusses Leaning Wheel No. 84 and Leaning Wheel No. 104 hand-controlled and Leaning Wheel No. 105, Leaning Wheel No. 124 and Leaning Wheel No. 125 power control pull grader. Dozens of brief excerpts from anonymous testimonials.
Item 5: 458, 1945Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet discuss Leaning Wheel No. 84, Leaning Wheel No. 104, Leaning Wheel No. 105, Leaning Wheel No. 124 and Leaning Wheel No. 125 pull grader and grader attachments (moldboard extension, scarifier, pneumatic tire, disc wheel, shoulder spreader).
Item 6: 4712, 1947Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet discusses for No. 104 and No. 105 pull grader.
Folder 2: No. 7 Pull Grader, n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: <i>Road Building and Maintenance Machinery</i> page 25, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied pages 24 and 25 from unidentified brochure discuss No. 7 pull grader.
Item 2: Leaning Wheel No. 7, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Color photocopied page from unidentified brochure discusses No. 7 pull grader. Top of page with illustration only, presumed to be page 24 from <i>Road Building and Maintenance Machinery</i>.
Folder 3: No. 11 Pull Grader, 1939 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 3915, 1939Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for Leaning Wheel No. 11 pull grader.
Item 2: Adams Leaning Wheel Grader No. 11, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet discusses Leaning Wheel No. 11 pull grader. Published by J. D. Adams (Canada) Ltd.
Folder 4: No. 12 Pull Grader, n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Catalog pages 18 and 19, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied pages 18 and 19 from unidentified brochure discuss No. 12 pull grader. Page 18 color, page 19 black and white.
Folder 5: No. 41 Pull Grader, 1938-1939 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 3814, 1938Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Mailer and condensed spec sheet for Road Patrol No. 41 pull grader.
Item 2: 3923, 1939Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for Road Patrol No. 41 pull grader.
Item 3: These Important Adams Features Mean . . ., n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Mailer and condensed spec sheet for Road Patrol No. 41 pull grader.
Folder 6: No. 72 Pull Grader, 1939Add to your cart.
Item 1: 3916, 1939Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for Leaning Wheel No. 72 pull grader.
Folder 7: No. 1 Terracer, 1937Add to your cart.
Item 1: 3723, 1937Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for No. 1 Terracer pull grader.
Subject 3: Motor graders, 1935-1954 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General product line, 1935-1949 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Catalog pages MG-8 and MG-9, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Pages from unidentified catalog or brochure discusses motor grader frame and front end.
Item 2: n/a, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied page from unidentified brochure discusses motor grader frame.
Item 3: Adams Motor Graders, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and condensed spec sheet for No. 15, No. 16 and No. 102 motor grader conversion of Allis-Chalmers model U IndUstrial, Case model LI, and McCormick-Deering model 20 industrial wheel tractor. Also discusses tandem drive, steel crawler attachment, Sure-Trac rubber crawler attachment, and vee snow plow. Back cover line card shows No. 12, No. 21. No. 31, No. 121 and Trailer Patrol pull grader; No. 61 Road Maintainer road shaper; and "new" powered elevating grader. Published by J. D. Adams (Canada) Ltd.
Item 4: If it's a life of luxurious ease you're hankering for . . ., n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Mailer discusses motor graders. Cites seven models, shows 512.
Item 5: 3575, 1935Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and condensed spec sheet for No. 15, No. 17 and No. 151 motor grader conversion of Case wheel tractor. No. 15 and No. 151 use Case model LI, No. 17 uses Case model CI.
Item 6: 478, 1947Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure for 201, 305, 312, 414 and 512 motor grader, and grader attachments (snow plow,wing plow, front dozer).
Item 7: 491, 1949Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and condensed spec sheet for 305 and 312 motor grader and grader attachments (front dozer, canopy, cab, moldboard extension, scarifier, snow plow, wing plow).
Folder 2: 201, 1947Add to your cart.
Item 1: 477, 1947Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 201 motor grader.
Folder 3: 303, 1940Add to your cart.
Item 1: 4010, 1940Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 303 motor grader.
Folder 4: 305, 1949Add to your cart.
Item 1: 4915, 1949Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 305 motor grader.
Folder 5: 312, 1952Add to your cart.
Item 1: 5211, 1952Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 312 motor grader.
Folder 6: 330, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 1: 5414, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 330 motor grader.
Folder 7: 411, 1940Add to your cart.
Item 1: 402, 1940Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for 411 motor grader.
Folder 8: 412, 1940-1944Add to your cart.
Item 1: 4017, 1940Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 412 motor grader.
Item 2: 4026, 1940Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 412 motor grader.
Item 3: 4411, 1944Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 412 motor grader.
Folder 9: 412H, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 1: 453, 1945Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 412H motor grader.
Folder 10: 414, 1949Add to your cart.
Item 1: 492, 1949Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for 414 motor grader and grader attachments (front dozer, canopy, cab, moldboard extension, rotary snow blower, scarifier, snow plow, wing plow).
Folder 11: 440, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 1: 5411, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 440 motor grader.
Item 2: 5419, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 440 motor grader.
Folder 12: 511, 1940Add to your cart.
Item 1: 4039, 1940Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 511 motor grader.
Folder 13: 511-12, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 1: 452, 1945Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for 511-12 motor grader and grader attachments (front dozer, canopy, cab, moldboard extension, scarifier, snow plow, wing plow).
Item 2: 454, 1945Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 511-12 motor grader.
Folder 14: 512, 1947-1952Add to your cart.
Item 1: 475, 1947Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 512 motor grader.
Item 2: 5212, 1952Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 512 motor grader.
Folder 15: 550, 1949-1954Add to your cart.
Item 1: 493, 1949Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 550 motor grader.
Item 2: 527, 1952Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 550 motor grader.
Item 3: 548, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 550 motor grader.
Item 4: 5413, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for 550 motor grader.
Folder 16: 610, 1948-1952Add to your cart.
Item 1: 481, 1948Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 610 motor grader.
Item 2: 485, 1948Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for 610 motor grader and grader attachments (front dozer, canopy, cab, moldboard extension, rotary snow blower, scarifier, snow plow, wing plow).
Item 3: 529, 1952Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 610 motor grader.
Folder 17: 660, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 1: 5410, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 660 motor grader.
Item 2: 5419, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for 660 motor grader.
Folder 18: No. 12 tractor conversion, n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Adams Motor Grader No. 12, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet discusses No. 12 motor grader conversion of McCormick-Deering 20 industrial wheel tractor with Trackson crawler conversion. Published by J. D. Adams (Canada) Ltd.
Subject 4: Miscellaneous equipment, 1930-1954 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sheepsfoot rollers, 1942Add to your cart.
Item 1: 429, 1942Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for No. 10 single drum and No. 20 double-drum sheepsfoot roller.
Folder 2: Rotary scrapers, n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Adams Rotary scraper, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for nos. 12, 15, 16, 20, 27, 40, 50 and 70 rotary scraper (tumblebug).
Folder 3: Pull scrapers, 1939-1942 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Hauling Scrapers, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Two photocopied illustrations of Hauling Scraper pull scraper from unidentified publication.
Item 2: Adams Hauling Scraper At Work, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and condensed spec sheet discusses 5-yard, 6-yard, 8-yard, 10-yard and 12-yard Hauling Scraper pull scraper and One Drum, Two Drum, Three Drum and Four Drum cable control unit.
Item 3: 398, 1939Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 12 Yard Special Hauling Scraper pull scraper.
Item 4: Adams Hauling Scraper No. 90, 1942Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied illustration from unidentified parts book of No. 90 Hauling Scraper pull scraper.
Folder 4: Elevating graders, 1941 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Adams Elevating Grader No. 10, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for No. 10 powered elevating grader with Hercules gas engine.
Item 2: 4116, 1941Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure for No. 11 and No. 12 elevating grader. Incomplete.
Folder 5: Force-feed loaders and cross conveyors, 1949-1954Add to your cart.
Item 2: 511, 1951Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for Traveloader force-feed loader.
Item 3: 528, 1952Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for Traveloader force-feed loader.
Item 4: 5218, 1952Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for Traveloader force-feed loader.
Item 5: 5412, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for cross discharge conveyor for Traveloader force-feed loader.
Folder 6: Road shapers, 1938-1940 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Catalog page 49, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied page 49 from unidentified brochure discusses Peerless Drag and Road Maintainer road drag.
Item 2: 3813, 1938Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for Road Maintainer No. 63 road shaper.
Item 3: 4011, 1940Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for Road Maintainer No. 8 road shaper.
Folder 7: Straight dozers, 1941Add to your cart.
Item 1: 4121, 1941Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for 181 straight dozer cable dozer for crawler tractor.
Folder 8: Motor grader attachments, 1940-1953 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Adams Snow Plow for use with Adams Motor Graders Nos. 10 and 11, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for motor grader attachment (snow plow and wing plow for 10 and 11 motor graders).
Item 2: 4036, 1940Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Flier and spec sheet for motor grader attachment (MP12M wing plow for No. 50, No. 51, 303, 311, 411, 412, 501 and 511 graders).
Item 3: 413, 1941Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for motor grader attachment (No. 6 snow plow and No. 22 wing plow for No. 50, No. 51, 303, 311, 411, 412, 501 and 511 graders).
Item 4: 498, 1949Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Mailer for motor grader attachment (rotary snow plow).
Item 5: 5014, 1950Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for motor grader attachment (No. 11 front dozer for 312, 414, 512, 550 and 610 graders).
Item 6: 514, 1951Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for motor grader attachment (hydraulic sideshift moldboard as standard equipment for 610 grader).
Item 7: 5217, 1952Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for motor grader attachment (Snow-Blo snow blower attachment for wing plow).
Item 8: 5311, 1953Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for motor grader attachment (Power-Shift hydraulic sideshift moldboard).
Item 9: 5312, 1953Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet for motor grader attachment (No. 7 and No. 8 vee snow plow and No. 23 wing plow for 660 grader).
Item 10: 5318, 1953Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet for motor grader attachment (No. 12 front dozer).
Folder 9: Components, 1952-1954 and n .d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: New Enclosed Lift Gears on Adams Graders, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Flier discusses blade lift gears on Leaning Wheel No. 7, No. 8, No. 10 and No. 12 pull grader.
Item 2: 525, 1952Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature and service literature: Brochure and service training discusses constant-mesh transmission and final drive for motor grader.
Item 3: 534, 1953Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Flier discusses creeper gear for motor grader.
Item 4: 546, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Spec sheet discusses Cummins HBI600 diesel engine as used in 660 motor grader.
Subseries 2: Price pages, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 1: D 334, 1933Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Four-panel foldout brochure, spec sheet and price pages for: No. 0, No. 1, No. 2 and No. 7 road plow; No. 3 Rooter Plow; No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 “Heavy-Duty” Fresno scraper; Type A, Type C, Type L, No. 1 Giant and No. 2 Giant slip scraper (drag scraper, pan scraper); No. 41 Road Patrol pull grader; No. 1, No. 4, No. 4A and No. 5 2-blade and 3-blade Peerless Drag road drag; No. 2 and No. 2-1/2 wheeled scraper; and blade and cutting edge for pull maintainer, road shaper and road drag. Includes separate order form, publication no. D334.
Subseries 3: General advertising, 1905-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Road King Pull Grader, 1905Add to your cart.
Item 1: <i>Good Roads</i> magazine 03/1905 page 187, 1905Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied advertisement for Road King pull grader.
Folder 2: Motor grader general product line, 1932-1948Add to your cart.
Item 1: Announcing a New Adams Motor Grader, 1932Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied advertisement from April 1932 <i>Roads & Streets</i>, product introduction of No. 301 motor grader conversion of McCormick-Deering I-30 wheel tractor. Single axle version illustrated. Page number unknown.
Item 2: Do you want a motor grader for heavy oil-mix . . ., 1934Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied advertisement from January 1934 <i>Roads & Streets</i> page 7 for No. 401 motor grader conversion of McCormick-Deering Model 30 wheel tractor. Tandem axle dual-wheel version illustrated.
Item 3: See Them at the Road Show!, 1948Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied advertisement from July 1948 <i>Pacific Road Builder & Engineering Review</i> for 201, 305, 312, 414, 512 and 610 motor graders to be shown at 1948 Road Show in Chicago, Illinois July 16 through 24. All but 305 and 414 illustrated. Page number unknown. Provenance: Thomas Berry Collection.
Subseries 4: Sales training, 1929-1933Add to your cart.
Subject 1: Sales Bulletins, 1929-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1929Add to your cart.
Item 1: 15 May 20 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied Sales Bulletin discusses horse hitch.
Item 2: 18 Jun 6 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied Sales Bulletin discusses No. 11 Leaning Wheel pull grader improvements.
Item 3: 19 Jul 8 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied Sales Bulletin discusses No. 7 Leaning Wheel and No. 8 Leaning Wheel pull graders with one-man tractor hitch and dual control. Cites a photograph that is missing.
Item 4: A20 Jul 18 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied Sales Bulletin discusses roller bearing wheel accessories not standard equipment with leaning wheel pull grader.
Item 5: A21 Aug 26 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied Sales Bulletin discusses dual rubber tire or steel extension rim for motor grader front wheels.
Item 6: A22 Sep 3 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied Sales Bulletin discusses improvements to new No. 101 motor grader, with comparisons to No. 12 and No. 10.
Item 7: A23 Sep 30 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied Sales Bulletin discusses construction details and selling features of No. 101 motor grader.
Item 8: A24 Dec 11 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied Sales Bulletin discusses owning and operating costs of No. 101 motor grader.
Item 9: A25 Dec 27 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Definitions of Sales Bulletin defines Sales Bulletin terminology (casting, gray iron casting, malleable casting, steel casting, steel forging, structural steel parts, mild steel, carbon steel, alloy steel, welding, brazing, drawbar horsepower, and shear pins).
Folder 2: 1930Add to your cart.
Item 1: A28 Mar 25 1930, 1930Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied Sales Bulletin discusses extensively comparative spec and features of Galion pull grader. Discusses pivoting rear axle (automatic skew axle), weight, cast hollow kingpin, steerable tongue, operator’s station and controls, visibility, E-Z Lift, position of lift works and wheel tilt mechanism.
Item 2: A29 Apr 1 1930, 1930Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied Sales Bulletin discusses advantages of power take-off (PTO) drive from tractor or traction drive for No. 10 powered elevating grader. Operating costs, includes discussion of Caterpillar Sixty crawler tractor.
Item 3: A35 Nov 5 1930, 1930Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Advantages of pneumatic tire over solid tire.
Folder 3: 1931Add to your cart.
Item 1: A42 Aug 14 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Retread Paver and No. 2 Retread Mixer road shaper.
Folder 4: 1932Add to your cart.
Item 1: 50 Nov 11 1932, 1932Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Road Ripper pull ripper.
Item 2: 51 Oct 25 1932, 1932Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Welding symbols.
Subject 2: Sales Bulletin Quizzes, 1929-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1929Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1 and 2 Apr 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quizzes Nos. 1 and 2 on Sales Bulletin 13. No. 10 motor grader construction details. One copy of each with handwritten answers, one typed transcript of both with answers and correction marks.
Item 2: 3 Apr 16 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 3 on Sales Bulletin 14. Grader blade. Handwritten answers and correction marks.
Item 3: 4 Apr 24 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 4 on Stroud Sales Bulletin 4. Improved Stroud Road Machinery Heavy Duty Elevating Grader.
Item 4: 5 May 29 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 5 on Stroud Sales Bulletin 5. Power Take-Off (PTO) for Stroud Road Machinery Heavy Duty Elevating Grader.
Item 5: 7 Jun 22 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 7 on Sales Bulletin 16. Service manual for adjustment and care of enclosed gear mechanisms.
Item 6: 8 Jun 28 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 8 on Sales Bulletin 17, No. 12 motor grader.
Item 7: 11 Aug 21 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 11 on Stroud Sales Bulletin S7. Comparitive spec of Stroud Road Machinery Heavy Duty and Russell Grader 60 elevating grader.
Item 8: 12 Sep 17 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 12 on Stroud Sales Bulletin S7. Standard sales information on improved Stroud Road Machinery Heavy Duty elevating grader.
Item 9: 13 Sep 26 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 13 on Stroud Sales Bulletin S8. Standard sales information on improved Stroud Road Machinery Heavy Duty elevating grader.
Item 10: 14 Oct 31 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 14 on Sales Bulletins A21, A22 and A23, No. 101 motor grader.
Item 11: 15 Dec 30 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 15 on sales bulletin discussing Ohmer hub odometers for motor grader and Trackson crawler conversion (crawler assembly).
Folder 2: 1930Add to your cart.
Item 1: 16 Jan 9 1930, 1930Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 16 on Sales Bulletin A24. No. 101 motor grader operating costs.
Item 2: 17 Jan 23 1930, 1930Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 17 on Sales Bulletin A25 discussing terminology (casting, gray iron casting, malleable casting, steel casting, steel forging, structural steel parts, mild steel, carbon steel, alloy steel, welding, brazing, drawbar horsepower, and shear pins).
Item 3: 18 Mar 19 1930, 1930Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 18 on Sales Bulletin A27. Operation and advantages of Adams rotary scraper (tumblebug).
Item 4: 19 Mar 24 1930, 1930Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 19 on Sales Bulletin A26. Construction and advantages of Adams No. 61 Maintainer pull grader and improvements over No. 6 Maintainer.
Item 5: 20 Mar 31 1930, 1930Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 20 on Sales Bulletin A26. Construction and advantages of No. 61 Maintainer pull grader.
Folder 3: 1931Add to your cart.
Item 1: 18B Feb 26 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 18B on Sales Bulletin A36. Operation and advantages of Adams rotary scraper (tumblebug).
Item 2: 34 May 15 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 34 on Sales Bulletin A39. Sales information for No. 10 elevating grader.
Item 3: 35 May 25 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 35 on Sales Bulletin A39. Sales information for No. 10 elevating grader.
Item 4: 36 Jun 4 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 36 on Adams Motor Grader catalog.
Item 5: 40 Aug 18 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 40 on Sales Bulletin A41. Road Ripper pull ripper.
Item 6: 42 Sep 11 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 42 on features of Retread Paver and No. 2 Retread Mixer road shaper.
Folder 4: 1932Add to your cart.
Item 1: 44 Feb 27 1932, 1932Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 44 on illustrated sales talk on Adams motor grader. Answers typed in red.
Item 2: 45 Mar 10 1932, 1932Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 45 on illustrated sales talk on Adams motor grader.
Item 3: 47 Mar 30 1932, 1947Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 45 on illustrated sales talk on Adams motor grader.
Item 4: 49 Apr 14 1932, 1932Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 49 on Sales Bulletin 44 and catalog for No. 11 elevating grader.
Item 5: 57 May 26 1932, 1932Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 57 on illustrated sales talk on Adams motor grader.
Item 6: 61 Jun 23 1932, 1932Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 61 on folder announcing 301 motor grader.
Item 7: 66 Aug 26 1932, 1932Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 66 on Leaning Wheel pull graders.
Item 8: 70 Oct 25 1932, 1932Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 70 on Sales Bulletin A26. Construction and advantages of Adams No. 61 Maintainer pull grader.
Item 9: 72 Dec 14 1932, 1932Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 83 on Sales Bulletin 50. Road Ripper pull ripper.
Folder 5: 1933Add to your cart.
Item 1: 74 Feb 22 1933, 1933Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Sales Bulletin Quiz No. 66 on folder for No. 112 Leaning Wheel pull grader.
Subseries 5: Sales correspondence, 1929-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1929Add to your cart.
Item 1: Apr 10 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Condensed comparative spec sheet and discussion of No. 10 motor grader and Russell Grader No. 4 Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of Caterpillar 2-ton crawler tractor.
Item 2: Jul 1 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Motivation letter for salesmen to overcome fear.
Item 3: Jul 23 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Comparative spec discussion of No. 10 and No. 12 motor grader and Russell Grader No. 15 Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of Caterpillar Fifteen crawler tractor.
Item 4: Aug 13 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Owner's comparison of Adams and Galion Iron Works No. 10 Leaning Wheel pull grader.
Item 5: Dec 3 1929, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: University of Nebraska Tractor test of McCormick-Deering 20 wheel tractor used in No. 12 and 101 motor grader conversion, and tests of same tractor with crawler conversion.
Folder 2: 1930Add to your cart.
Item 1: Feb 14 1930, 1930Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Comparative wear of Adams, Shunk, Empire, Southern Plow and Galion Iron Works Diamond Point pull grader/motor grader blade.
Item 2: Nov 7 1930, 1930Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Cover letter for Sales Bulletin A35 discussing pneumatic tire for motor grader.
Folder 3: 1931Add to your cart.
Item 1: Jan 31 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Changeover from Hyatt to Timken roller bearing in No. 22 and 121 Leaning Wheel pull grader and No. 10 elevating grader.
Item 2: Feb 26 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Retread Mixer No. 1 road shaper.
Item 3: May 12 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Discontinuance of No. 3 Patrol and No. 4 Patrol pull grader; customer preference for No. 41 Patrol;, and continuance of No. 5 Patrol, No. 6 Patrol and No. 41 Patrol with plain or roller bearing.
Item 4: May 13 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Smith 55, 65, 75 and 85 crawler dump wagon with American Manganese Steel Company (Amsco) crawler assembly, some comparison to Euclid and LaPlant-Choate. Includes testimonial advertising from Pickett & Goodwin and A. F. Jarvis.
Item 5: May 27 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Cover letter for No. 10 elevating grader operation manual.
Item 6: Jun 9 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied cover letter for Sales Bulletin S4 discussing Smith crawler dump wagons with American Manganese Steel Company (Amsco) crawler assembly.
Item 7: Oct 6 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Upgrades to 121 Leaning Wheel pull grader.
Folder 4: 1932Add to your cart.
Item 1: Jul 8 1932, 1932Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Discontinuance of No. 8 Leaning Wheel pull grader and introduction of No. 82 Leaning Wheel pull grader.
Folder 5: 1933Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mar 21 1933, 1933Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Price reductions on scarifier tooth for No. 8 Leaning Wheel, No. 10, No. 12, No. 14 Leaning Wheel, No. 22 Leaning Wheel, No. 31 Leaning Wheel and No. 82 pull grader.
Item 2: Mar 21 1933, 1933Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Price changes for extra sets of scarifier teeth for No. 10 Leaning Wheel, No. 14 Leaning Wheel, No. 22 Leaning Wheel, No. 31 Leaning Wheel and No. 82 Leaning Wheel pull grader, and all (?) motor grader models.
Item 3: Mar 29 1933, 1933Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Price reductions on keeper pins and idler roller bearing for model XA crawler assembly for No. 10 and 101 motor grader.
Item 4: Apr 24 1933, 1933Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Comparison of features between Adams 11 and Caterpillar 48 (?) powered elevating grader.
Subseries 6: Catalog pages, c. 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 1: E. F. Craven Company dealer catalog, c. 1936Add to your cart.
Item 1: Page 8, c. 1936Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied condensed spec sheet for Leaning Wheel No. 11, Leaning Wheel No. 72, Leaning Wheel No. 83, Leaning Wheel No. 105 and Leaning Wheel No. 125 leaning wheel pull grader, with 83 and 125 illustrated.
Item 2: Page 9, c. 1936Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied condensed spec sheets for No. 17, No. 151 and No. 301 motor grader conversion of Case model CI, Case model LI and McCormick-Deering I-30 wheel tractor. No. 301 single-axle and unidentified tandem-axle moodel illustrated.
Item 3: Page 10, c. 1936Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied condensed spec sheet for No. 11 48 inch and No. 12 42 inch motorized elevating grader and Retread Paver road shaper. Illustrated.
Item 4: Page 11, c. 1936Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied condensed spec sheet for: Road Patrol pull grader; rooter plow; Multiple-Blade Road Maintainer road shaper (road drag); Road Ripper pull ripper; and rotary scraper (tumblebug). Hand-dated 1936.
Subseries 7: Oversized sales literature, 1939-1954 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General Product Line, n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Maintenance Costs Less than Neglect, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Mailer marketing Scarifier Grader No. 8A, Square Deal No. 2C, Road King No. 8, Road King No. 12 and Giant Road King No. 10 tractor-drawn pull grader; Road Patrol, Square Deal No. 2C and Road King No. 8 horse-drawn pull grader, and Road Maintainer road shaper for county road maintenance. Back panel shows Peerless two-blade and three-blade road drag; road plow; New Improved rooter plow; drag scraper (slip scraper, pan scraper); Fresno scraper; and wheeled scraper. Provenance: Judd Griffith. Very rough condition, in box FB1216-8.
Folder 2: Motor graders, 1939-1954 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 3917, 1939Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Four-panel foldout mailer for No. 20, No. 50, No. 51 and 302 motor grader. Filed in box FB2024-48.
Item 2: 5321, 1953Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Four-panel foldout mailer for 550 motor grader. Filed in box FB2024-48.
Item 3: 544, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Four-panel foldout mailer for 660 motor grader. Filed in box FB2024-48.
Item 4: 545, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Four-panel foldout mailer for 440 motor grader. Filed in box FB2024-48.
Subseries 8: Small format sales literature, n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General Product Line, n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Adams Leaning Wheel Graders, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: 4x6" brochure discusses: Road King No. 12, Road King No. 10, Road King No. 8, Road King No. 7, Square Deal No. 2C and Square Deal No. 1C pull grader; Adams Fordson Grader No. 1 terracer; Scarifier-Grader pull grader with scarifier; Back-Sloper slopeboard; moldboard extension; scarifier; grader blade and cutting edge; No. 3 Road Patrol and No. 5 Road Patrol pull grader; Peerless road drag; No. 0, No. 1 and No. 2 road plows; rooter plow; Acme Road Machinery Contractor’s Favorite and Leader drag scraper (slip scraper, pan scraper); Fresno scraper; and wheeled scraper. Also explains principle of leaning wheel graders. 28 pages.
Item 2: General Catalog No. 11, n. d.Add to your cart.

J. D. Adams sales literature: 5x8" catalog and spec sheets discuss: Reclamation Ditcher, Giant Road King (No. 10), Road King Special (No. 8), Road King (No. 8) and King Junior (No. 7) pull grader; attachments for Road King series grader (scarifier; side shift moldboard; and steerable engine tongue and Universal Adjustable Engine Hitch for use with tractors); Square Deal No. 1 and Square Deal No. 2 pull grader; side shift moldboard for Square Deal No. 2; two-man rake; cutting edge and blade for grader moldboard; Three-Way, Peerless and Eclipse road drag; Road Rooter plow; No. 0, No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 Early Bird road  plow; No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 Fresno scraper; Acme, No. 1 and No. 2 Contractor’s Favorite, and Leader drag scraper (slip scraper, pan scraper); No. 1, No. 2, No. 2-1/2 and No. 3 Hummer and All Right wheeled scraper; Four Wheeled scraper with front dolly axle; Crescent Ditching Scraper and Utah Tongue Scraper slip scraper (drag pscraper, pan scraper); Flat Board Scraper backfill board; Acme Road Machinery jaw crusher, bucket elevator, trommel screen, bin and crushing plant; Eagle and Dump Wagon Box bottom dump wagon; Reversible Horse Road Roller towed drum roller; Platform Gear road oiler; oil sprinkler attachment; Type No. 4 Heating Kettle tar kettle; Hand Pouring Pot and Brick Filling Pot; No. 21, No. 23, No. 25, No. 26, No. 45 and No. 47 Patent Sprinkling Wagon water wagon; Broncho portable concrete mixer; and cast iron and concrete culvert pipe. Several of these are products of Acme Road Machinery Company, although not always identified as such.

Also discusses principles of leaning wheel graders; tandem grader operation; and rock crusher evolution.

Model numbers weren’t actually applied to the pull graders in the catalog, only the names were used. Numbers are added in parentheses based on moldboard length in keeping with later Adams practice for reference.

80 pages.

Series 2: Service literature, 1928-1961 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Subseries 1: Manuals and parts books, 1928-1961 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Subject 1: Pull graders, 1928-1954 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: No. 1C and 111, 1928Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book and parts pricer for Leaning Wheel 1C, Leaning Wheel 111, Square Deal 1C and Square Deal 111 pull grader, revised to Oct 1928. 16 pgs.
Folder 2: No. 2C, 1930Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book and parts pricer for Leaning Wheel 2C and Square Deal 2C pull grader, revised to Mar 1930. 28 pages, soiled.
Folder 3: No. 7, 1951Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 7 and Road King No. 7 pull grader. Dec 1951, 30 pages.
Folder 4: No. 8, 1951Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 8 and Road King No. 8 pull grader. May 1951, 30 pages.
Folder 5: No. 10, 1948Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 10 and Road King No. 10 pull grader. Dec 1948, 30 pages, soiled.
Folder 6: No. 11, 1935Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 11 pull grader. Nov 1935, 16 pages.
Folder 7: No. 12, 1948Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 12 and Road King No. 12 pull grader. Jun 1948, 40 pages.
Folder 8: No. 14, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book and parts pricer for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 14 pull grader. Jun 1929, 28 pages, soiled and incomplete.
Folder 9: No. 22, 1950Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 22 pull grader. Jun 1950, 24 pages.
Folder 10: No. 72, 1950Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 72 pull grader. Apr 1950, 20 pages.
Folder 11: No. 82, 1935Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 82 pull grader. Updated to Aug 1935, 30 pages.
Folder 12: No. 83, 1952Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 83 pull grader. Oct 1952, 20 pages.
Folder 13: No. 84, 1952Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 84 pull grader. Nov 1952, 28 pages.
Folder 14: No. 104, 1952Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 104 pull grader. Jan 1952, 20 pages.
Folder 15: No. 105, 1953Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 105 pull grader. Oct 1953, 68 pages.
Folder 16: No. 112, 1935Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 112 pull grader. Jun 1935, 20 pages.
Folder 17: No. 121, 1951Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 121 pull grader. Nov 1951, 24 pages.
Folder 18: No. 124, 1945Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 124 pull grader. Jan 1945, 48 pages, discolored.
Folder 19: No. 125, 1952Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Leaning Wheel Grader No. 125 pull grader. Jun 1952, 68 pages.
Subject 2: Terracers, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Terracer No. 1, 1935Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Terracer No. 1 pull grader, Jul 1935, 12 pgs, soiled.
Subject 3: Motor graders, 1939-1961 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General product line, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for transmission and clutch in No. 50, No. 51 and 501 motor grader, modification no. 30C or 31C, Mar 1954. 4 pages.
Folder 2: Nos. 50 and 51, 1939-1954Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1939Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for No. 50 s/n 101 through 221 and No. 51 s/n 101 through 232, Sep 1939. 48 pages, soiled.
Item 2: 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for No. 50 s/n 222 and up, and No. 51 s/n 233 and up, Mar 1954. 96 pages, soiled.
Folder 3: 201, 1951Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature:  Parts book for 201 motor grader, Nov 1951. 120 pages, soiled.
Folder 4: 305, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for No. 305 motor grader, date  bliterated, Reprint No. 1. 180 pages, damaged.
Folder 5: 312, 1955Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for 312 motor grader, Nov 1955 update by LeTourneau-Westinghouse. 320 pages, soiled.
Folder 6: 412 and 412H, 1943-1954 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Service manual for 412 and 412H motor grader, s/n 751 and up. Cover missing. 160 pages, damaged.
Item 2: 1943Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Operation manual and maintenance manual for 412 and 412H motor grader, s/n 1474 and up, equipped with International Harvester injection pump. 60 pages, worn.
Item 3: 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for 412 motor grader, s/n 1 through 1011, Mar 1954. 84 pages, soiled.
Item 4: 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for 412 motor grader, s/n 1012 and up. Includes International Harvester UD14 diesel engine s/n TDFM3228 and chassis TDFM3228T1 and up, Dec 1954. 130 pages, soiled.
Folder 7: 414, 1961Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for 414 motor grader and International Harvester UD14A diesel engine, published Apr 1961 by LeTourneau-Westinghouse. 400 pages, damaged.
Folder 8: 501, 1951Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for 501 motor grader, Jun 1951. 64 pages, soiled.
Folder 9: 511, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for 511 motor grader, Feb 1954. 140 pages, soiled.
Folder 10: 512, 1958Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for 511-12 and 512 motor grader, published Oct 1958 by LeTourneau-Westinghouse. 380 pages, damaged.
Folder 11: 550, 1954-1959Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Operation manual for 550 motor grader, s/n 3000 and up, published Dec 1954 by LeTourneau-Westinghouse. 54 pages, soiled.
Item 2: 1959Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for 550 motor grader s/n 1 and up, published Jul 1959 by LeTourneau-Westinghouse. 512 pages, soiled.
Folder 12: 610, 1957Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for 610 motor grader, published Jun 1957 by LeTourneau-Westinghouse. 340 pages, soiled.
Subject 4: Sheepsfoot rollers, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General product line, 1940Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book, No. 10 and No. 20 sheepsfoot roller, Oct 1940. Six pages.
Subject 5: Pull scrapers, 1942 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Photocopied parts book for No. 50 Hauling Scraper pull scraper. Date oblierated; original was badly damaged. 10 pages.
Item 2: 1942Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for No. 90 Hauling Scraper pull scraper, Feb 1942. 12 pages.
Subject 6: Elevating graders, 1936-1938 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Operation manual and maintenance manual for No. 10 powered elevating grader. 6 pages, worn.
Item 2: 1936Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for No. 11 powered elevating grader, May 1936. 56 pages, soiled.
Item 3: 1938Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for No. 12 elevating grader, Feb 1938. 40 pages, soiled.
Subject 7: Traveloader, 1957Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1957Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for 30 Traveloader force-feed loader, s/n 1 and up, published by LeTourneau-Westinghouse. 380 pages, soiled.
Subject 8: Road shapers, 1937-1954 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Retread Paver No. 1, 1938Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Retread Paver No. 1 road shaper (road drag), Aug 1933. 20 pgs, soiled.
Folder 2: Road Maintainer No. 5A, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts list and pricer for Road Maintainer No. 5A road shaper (road drag). 2 pages, soiled, no illustrations.
Folder 3: Road Maintainer No. 6, 1937Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book and parts pricer for Road Maintainer No. 6 road shaper (road drag), Mar 1937. 16 pgs.
Folder 4: Road Maintainer No. 7, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts list and pricer for Road Maintainer No. 3A road shaper (road drag). 4 pages, soiled, no illustrations.
Folder 5: Road Maintainer No. 8, 1951Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Road Maintainer No. 8 road shaper (road drag),  Nov 1951. 20 pgs.
Folder 6: Road Maintainer No. 61, 1954Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Road Maintainer No. 61 road shaper (road drag), Jan 1954. 16 pgs.
Folder 7: Road Maintainer No. 62, 1941Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for Road Maintainer No. 62 road shaper (road drag), Oct 1941. 20 pgs.
Subject 9: Grader attachments, 1956-1957 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Snow plows, 1956-1957 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Hydraulic Section, n. d.Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for hydraulics for No. 7 snow plow, No. 8 snow plow and No. 23 wing plow. 20 pages, soiled.
Item 2: No. 7 vee plow, 1956Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for No. 7 v plow for motor grader (312 s/n 2354 and up, 330 s/n 1 and up, 414 s/n 2169 and up, 440 s/n 1 and up, 512 s/n 6243 and up, 550 s/n 1480 and up, and 610 s/n 2670 snd up). Published Feb 1956 by LeTourneau-Westinghouse. 20 pages, soiled.
Item 3: No. 8 vee plow, 1956Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for No. 8 vee snow plow for motor grader (550 s/n 1480 and up, 660 s/n 1 and up). Published Feb 1956 by LeTourneau-Westinghouse. 20 pages, soiled.
Item 4: No. 23 Snow Wing, 1957Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Parts book for No. 23 wing plow for motor grader (312 s/n 2354 and up, 330 s/n 1 and up, 414 s/n 2169 and up, 440 s/n 1 and up, 512 s/n 6243 and up, 550 s/n 1480 and up, 610 s/n 2670 and up, 660 s/n 1 and up, and 660PF Power-Flow s/n 2360 and up). Published May 1957 by LeTourneau-Westinghouse. 20 pages, soiled.
Folder 2: No. 12 Bulldozer, 1957Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature:  Parts book for No. 12 front dozer for motor grader (312 s/n 2354 and up, 330 s/n 1 and up, 414 s/n 2169 and up, 440 s/n 1 and up, 512 s/n 6243 and up, 550 s/n 1480 and up, 610 s/n 2670 and up, 660 s/n 1 and up, and 660PF Power-Flow s/n 2360 and up). Published Mar 1957 by LeTourneau-Westinghouse. 24 pages, soiled.
Subseries 2: Bulletins and miscellaneous, 1929-1947Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sales Bulletin A-16, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Photocopied maintenance manual, adjustment and care of enclosed gear mechanisms. Discusses blade lift gear on motor grader; scarifier lift mechanism on all models of pull grader and motor grader; blade lift on pull grader; and steering gear on No. 10 and No. 11 motor grader. 4 pages.
Item 2: Sales bulletin A-27, 1930Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Photocopied maintenance manual, operation manual of tumblebug rotary scraper and discussion of advantages over horse-drawn Fresno scraper. 4 pages.
Item 3: Parts bulletin 23D Revised, 1947Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Cross-reference between Adams and BCA, Bower, Fafnir, Hyatt, New Departure, SKF, Timken Roller Bearing, Torrington and Tyson part numbers for bearings. Six pages, damaged.
Item 4: Parts bulletin 142B Revised, 1947Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams service literature: Cross-reference between Chicago Rawhide and Adams part numbers for grease seals. Two pages, damaged.
Series 3: Clippings, 1929Add to your cart.
Item 1: Product announcement, 1929Add to your cart.
J. D. Adams sales literature: Photocopied product announcement from July 1929 <i>Roads & Streets</i> page 268 for No. 12 motor grader conversion of McCormick-Deering Model 20 wheel tractor. Same as No. 10, except that No. 12 uses Trackson crawler conversion (crawler attachment, crawler assembly). Separate item discusses Tinius Olson Testing Machine Company Olson-Andrew profilograph.

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