Russell Graders Photo Archive: Photographs from the Higgins Collection of the Shields Library, University of California, Davis , edited by P.A. Letourneau, published by Icongrafix,, Osceola, Wisc., 1993. 8½ x 11 (landscape) paperback, 142 pages. ISBN 1-882256-11-5
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After two pages of a short history of the Russell Grader Manufacturing Company, from its 1903 founding in Minneapolis, to its 1928 purchase by Caterpillar Tractor, Letourneau presents a rich panorama of photos, from the Higgins Collection of the Shields Library, University of California, Davis. Each photo takes up a full page, and is accompanied with a short caption.
Some of the photos of Russell Blade Graders, Elevating Graders, and Planers show a number of interesting tractors being used to pull the scraper, including an Emerson-Brantingham Big Four “30”, a Hart Parr “Old Reliable”, an Avery 40-80, McCormick-Deering 10-20, Holt Ten Ton, Holt 25-45, Caterpillar 30, Caterpillar 60, Case 22-40; Gas Traction Co. Big Four “30”, and Twin City 60.
The motorized graders shown include a Russell Motor Patrol No. 1, based on an Allis-Chalmers 2-wheeled tractor; Motor Patrol No. 2, based on a Fordson tractor; Motor Patrol No. 3, based on a McCormick-Deering 10-20; Motor Patrol No. 4, based on a Caterpillar Two-Ton; Motor Patrol No. 5, based on a Cletrac K-20; and Motor Patrol No. 6, based on a Caterpillar Twenty.
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