Report of the Federal Trade Commission on the Causes of High Prices of Farm Implements: May 4, 1920

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1920 - Agricultural implements - 713 pages
 

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Contents

Number of branch houses and jobbers with exclusive terri
52
Organization and selling methods etc Continued
56
Comparison of service rendered by manufacturers and dealers
69
Prices Paid by Farmers for Farm Implements 19141918
76
Increase in average prices paid by farmers for the most
77
Introduction
87
Income investment and rate of return on investment of 26
90
Manufacturers estimated costs per Implement for walking
103
Apportionment of sales of the 26 farm implement companies
105
Increase in sales costs income and investments of 22 farm
114
Operating statistics
115
Costs Irices and Profits of Manufacturers on Typical
128
IntroductionContinued pDgc
130
Manufacturers estimated costs and prices as revised by
137
Average percentages of manufacturers costs and profits
141
Manufacturers estimated costs per implement for walking
144
Manufacturers estimated costs per implement for engine
152
Costs prices and profits of Individual manufacturers etc Con Page
157
Manufacturers estimated costs per implement for cotton
159
Walking cultivators
163
Sidedelivery hayrakes 16
169
Comparison of total costs sold of McCormlck harvesting
171
Costs prices and profits of individual manufacturers etc Con Pnge
176
Average percentages of Increase for the entire country In
185
Harvesting and haying machinery
191
Average percentages of Increase in costs to dealers of
195
Tillage implements
198
Average costs of specified sizes of harrows to dealers
201
Comparison of costs to dealers of four typical implements
207
Prices received by dealers for implements
209
Average sales expenses and profits per dealer of exclusive
242
Average percentages of miscellaneous expenses for the various
255
Expenses for use and maintenance of property
256
Average percentages of total expense on sales In various
263
rlasses of dealers on investment and on sales 19151918
270
Average net return for the personal services of the owners
277
Summary r
283
Introduction 28
292
The plow and tillage implement department
317
Object of price exchanges
345
The seedingmachine department
359
The seedingmachine departmentContinued Page
392
Percentage distribution of farm wagon costs July 1918
425
Activities of light springvehicle manufacturers
480
Activities of manufacturers etc Continued Page
505
Summary
584
Percentage increase in gross margin 1918 over 1916 for local
594
Eastern Federation of Farm Machinery Dealers
611
Gross profits of dealers in territory covered by local clubs
618
Effect ov Increase in Prices of Farm Implements
637
Percentage of implement investment to totaJ farm invest
638
Average income per farm in different parts of the country
650
The International Harvester Dissolution 19121918
653
Book investment of the International Harvester Co in
662
Sales net income and investment of the International Har
672
17G Investment and net sales of International Harvester Co
679
Tabi eXX Comparison of estimated costs of cotton planters in 1918
688
Comparison of estimated costs of hay loaders in 1918 as
694
Comparison of estimated costs of corn binders In 1918 as
695

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