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Book Reviews: JCB Scrapbook

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Octane, July 2021

'...the book is a treasure trove of period photographs for anyone with a love of classic machinery.'


Tractor & Machinery, March 2021 

'The 75th anniversary of one of JCB was always going to be a milestone worth celebrating and this book certainly marks the occasion in style. Martin Port is perhaps best known for his Mini Scrapbook and the facts, fun and memorable moments that he managed to stitch together so well in that publication have translated into this new work on JCB. With access to the JCB archive, Martin has selected a wonderful array of images from the early days of the company, started in October 1945 by Joseph Cyril Bamford, to the latest electric-powered mini excavator. As well as the machinery that helped propel JCB to the dizzy heights of global production, there are models, advertisements ad details of record-breaking feats, such as the world's fastest tractor. Even if you're not a JCB an, you'll find it difficult not to like this book.', January 2021

Beautifully laid out and (more than) fully-illustrated, the term “Scrapbook” seems here a bit too easy-going for the sort of highly visual and informative history of one of the World’s great heavy equipment companies found printed in this celebration of its silver anniversary on the 23 of October, 2020.


Diggers and Dozers, December 2020

'The 144-page JCB Scrapbook has just come off the presses to mark 75 years of engineering innovation. With more than 400 photographs – some published for the first time ever – it promises to be a treat for lovers of JCB and its iconic machinery.'