Three Films: Approximately Two hours, 24 minutes
Sheppard & Son Series — 1936–1940
Sheppard & Son — 1936
Mr. Sheppard Looks Inside — 1938
The Sheppards Take A Vacation
Sheppard & Son Series — 1936–1940.
Sheppard & Son — 1936. Black & White (96 minutes). Fascinating film footage of operations inside several John Deere factories. Different Tractor Works tour than shown in “Partners — 1935” with many additional processes. See a flywheel being cast, and follow a Model “B” down the assembly line. Then go to the field with several tractors; great footage from many parts of the country, including orchards, rice, hops, and the Midwest. Things you’ve never seen before, and will not see again.
Mr. Sheppard Looks Inside — 1938. Black & White (23 minutes). Another tour of the Tractor Works at Waterloo, this time showing several additional functions not seen in the previous tours.
The Sheppards Take A Vacation — 1940. Black & White (25 minutes). The best film ever made on the John Deere pull-type, straight-through combine.