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Advertising (Catalogs)

Rock Island was a prolific advertiser until 1929, when they effectively shut down their advertising budget. These are a sampling of their catalog covers from the 1880ís through the 1930ís. Many of these have provided the content used on other pages.†

††††††††††††††††† Magazine Ads††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Advertising Cards

Magazine Ads††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Advertising Cards

Catalog and Color Atlas, Circa 1881 introducing Chilled Plows.

Pocket companions 1886, 89, 91, 97, 1900 and 1903 + 1897 notebook.

Luck of King Ashantee booklet 1890ís, 1900?

Ag implements,


Cloth Pocket companion, perhaps the most common item surviving from RIPC. ~1912

Rock Island Farm Tools catalogs, 1910 - 1919

Pre Rock Island Heider Catalogs 1911-1914

1924 General Catalog

1913 & 1918† General Catalogs. These contained the majority of the RIPC line, but even they didnít have everything.†

~1920 Rock Island Heider catalog

~1920 Rock Island Heider† advertising book ďThe VerdictĒ Testimonies and photos

1927, 29, 30 general catalogs


1927 Dealers list

1931 and 32 catalogs


1912 Farmers Ledger and guide

~1918 Rock Island Heider catalog

~1931 Tractor Plow catalog