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Posted: 9/10/2012 5:40:05 AM
   

M-H's darkest hour

I've just come across two old photos from Germany.  The first German MH plant established in Westhoven started production in 1928.  On May 30/31  and July 3/4 of 1942 the British Royal Air Force bombed the factory and on the second occasion put it totally out of production as shown by the attached two photos.  Both the photos are stamped on the back Massey-Harris Co., Westhoven so they are a real treasure.

After the war some restoration of the Westhoven plant was undertaken and it then largely undertook a role of producing roller chain for the British M-H factoies.  The factory was subsequently closed and this production transferred to a new M-H factory established at Eschwege.

You can read more detail on the German factories in "A Global Corporation" by E.P.
Neufeld.

Near my old home on the oustskirts of Manchester, England the first M-H factory in the UK in Trafford Park industrial estate was hit by German incendiary bombs in the war but the damage was survived by the plant.

John

OOPs - sorry - one of the photos is marginally too large to load - AGAIN!!!!! - what a nuisance this is

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Posted: 9/11/2012 12:38:37 PM
   

RE:M-H's darkest hour

Your files are much larger than they need to be. If you use a photo editing program like Irfanview (which is free) you can crop it, resize and compress it to under 100 kb and still have something that has plenty of detail.
If you email me your other photo, jprnd@gmail.com , I can do that for you and email it back to you.
Joe

Joe Prindle
Baraboo, WI
Nothing says poor workmanship like wrinkles in the duct tape!

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Posted: 9/11/2012 2:30:38 PM
   

RE:M-H's darkest hour

I use Microsoft Paint.  It is free and already installed with Win XP and Win 7.  Open the picture, click home, click resize, and shrink it by 75% or 50% (or whatever will get the job doen), then save the picture as a different name.  Go to the folder where you saved the picture, right click on the picture, click properties and make sure the file size is less than 1Mb or 1,000Kb.  If not, shrink it some more!  You should be plenty fine to upload on this site then.

Additionally I always check the size of the picture/file before I upload to make sure it is less than 1Mb or 1,000Kb.

Drew


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Posted: 9/12/2012 2:25:34 AM
   

RE:M-H's darkest hour

Thanks Joe and Drew,

I lead a simple life and don't have all this multitude of programmes!

I manged a fix by shooting it through my camera which is set not to exceed 1MB so here hopefully is the missing picture

John

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Posted: 9/19/2012 12:06:28 PM
   

RE:M-H's darkest hour

Here are some more photos - actually postcards - of wartime bomb damage to the
Massey-Harris warehouse in Arras, France.  Amazing that someone saw fit to make postcards of such an event

John

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