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John Deere Farmers Pocket Ledger

Identifier: RH-A-3943

Scope and Contents

The Farmers Pocket Ledger appears to be a general guide produced by the John Deere Company and distributed to several hardware or farming stores. This ledger served as a personal guide for farming tactics while also promoting and advertising the products and tools the John Deere Company had to offer.


  • Publication: Majority of material found within 1934 - 1935


Biographical / Historical

This specific Farmers Pocket Ledger was sold at Kromdyk & Son of Kalamazoo, Michigan for $2.50. Kromdyk & Son was a father and son was an establishment that was in business from around 1905 to 1955. This business began with specializing in carriages and farm implements in the early 1900’s, and later developed to a plumbing and heating business. When this Farmers Pocket Ledger was available in 1934 to 1935, Kromdyk & Son was a plumbing business.


.05 Cubic Feet ; 4" x 7"

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Physical Description

This collection amounts to .05 cubic feet and is composed of one single pocket ledger from 1934 to 1935 that is 7” in height and 4” in width. The cover is made from cardboard. The pages inside the ledger are printed on a smooth, high quality paper, with lines on some pages for writing.

There appears to be no tearing of pages or writings in the ledger, keeping it in decent shape.

Farmers Pocket Ledger Finding Aid
Nicole Aquino
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Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490