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Posted: 2/20/2012 9:14:32 AM
   

M-H Barn Equipment.

Well I have just received the official "live site" email from Gary, so come on all paid up MCA members let's get this wonderful tool of Massey History back up and running beyond the level we were at when the hackers took over.

Many of us in our collections have some wonderful pieces of indoor barn equipment manufactured and sold by M-H and their related Companies, sometimes these rare pieces do not get the light of day at shows due to their size and weight and are rarely seen by others, so here is an opportunity to share some of the wonderful machinery offered by Massey.

Come on everyone and post away we know you all have something to share with us all.

To start off here is a M-H No 3 grinding mill sitting in my shed.

Malcolm.
 

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Posted: 2/20/2012 12:34:17 PM
   

RE:M-H Barn Equipment.

Malcolm:

I think you need to belt that up to the M-H #3 and dump a sack of wheat in it, grind it up and make a couple loaves of bread to ship over here for the Bake Sale in Iowa.

Don't worry about the oil residue on the grinder it will keep the bread from sticking to the pans.

Your right there are alot of nice pieces of Massey History sitting in peoples sheds that will never be taken to shows just because it is too much work. Here is a Massey Pulper and a Massey straw cutter I have sitting in the shed, very cool pieces but also very cumbersome to move around.

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Posted: 2/20/2012 10:24:11 PM
   

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Hi Malcolm,

You are almost right!! I sent the email out to everyone who was an active participant and MCA members on the old web site to bring them back in.  There were about 55.  The shout out was to all those who have not logged in yet.  We already have them activated so they just need to get their password.  There should not be a delay in getting them on the system.  We will see.

I plan to send another email out - probably tomorrow - to those who are current members but need to get registered into the system.  That takes them about 24-36 hours - depending on how fast I can get to them. 

We think we have most of the issues handled so we will see.

GTE


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Posted: 2/21/2012 2:14:09 AM
   

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Joe,

As you requested we are set up this nice sunny morning here Lincolnshire with the No 3 and M-H grain grinder with elevator bagging attachment, just waiting for the grain to arrive from the barn. Watch out for th box of flour arriving on your doorstep ready for Jo Jo to bake.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 2/21/2012 9:05:41 AM
   

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Awesome working display Malcolm!  One would be hard pressed to find anyone else in the world who can replicate that grain setup.

I am sure #3 Massey bread from the UK would be the high dollar item at the bake sale.

So Joe, you challenged Malcolm to the setup, now can you bake it in time for Iowa?


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Posted: 2/22/2012 7:18:24 AM
   

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Here is another piece of nice original M-H barn machinery, I think you guys across the pond refer to them as "feed choppers" here in Lincolnshire England they are known as "cut boxes" as this M-H one pictured below has two blades it would be a "two knife cut box". I have a very large one made locally by Foster's of Lincoln and it is a "five knife cut box" which was driven by a steam engine.

The small one on the front of the M-H flat bed wagon in the previous post is a single blade with counter balance weight..

Malcolm.

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Posted: 2/22/2012 7:30:07 AM
   

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Joe,

Just as a back up plan to ensure we get you some flour for the Spring Meet Bake Sale, here is a photo of another of my Massey Grain Grinders.
I just thought the M-H Type 2 6HP gas engine may just use less gas than the Number 3, with our gas being around $10 per gallon this has to be considered and taken into account.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 2/22/2012 2:15:56 PM
   

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Interesting you note the price of gas Malcolm - to be absolutely correct for our transatlantic friends with their smaller gallon it equates to about  $8.90 a gallon.

I wonder what effect the price of gas is going to have on the show circuit this year?  Will it deter the general visiting public and will it deter people from exhibiting?

I personally now really look to "Value".  What will I personally get out of a visit to a show or an auction?  So many shows are just the same each year and you can almost walk around them blindfold with mostly the same exhibits.  So many show organisers are stuck in ruts - they need to take lesons from shops and supermarkets and re-arrange their exhibits like they do to keep the consumers interested.

With the auctions we increasingly find that the auctioneers do not have their catalogues up in good time - say 2 weeks before - which means it makes it difficult for potential buyers to make arrangements and decisions.  They seem oblivious to our pleas for timely catalogues

Do tell us what's happening re the gas and other matters on your side of the pond.

John


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Posted: 2/22/2012 5:22:43 PM
   

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Well, John and Malcolm would consider our US petrol prices to be quite reasonable by comparison...  However, still a complaint point over here.  One of the worst things is the rapid swings in price which can happen at the spur of the moment.  For example, the price jumped up by 50 cents per US gallon in one day earlier this week...  Currently here in Central Indiana that puts it at $3.59 per gallon.   Diesel is just over $4 per gallon, continuing that upside-down relationship that should never happen...  But I won't jump on my soapbox about that...

Great photos from "playing with your toys", Malcolm!  It must have been good fun getting them out and setting them up like that.  Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

Take care all.  Hope to see many of you in Iowa in a few weeks.

JB


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Posted: 2/23/2012 10:45:03 AM
   

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Continuing on the theme of barn equipment and milling here is my Massey-Harris Electromatic Hammer Mill in absolutely original condition.  I also have the original electric control panel for it, and as you can see it is complete with the cyclone.  Identical machines were also badged Ferguson and Massey Ferguson and all are quite rare in my experience - perhaps the M-H ones the more so.  I have seen examples of all come up for sale, but very rarely.  They were 220 V so no immediate use over the pond without a transformer or whatver is required.  I got this one up in Scotland years ago and did an 800 mile trip for it in the day in my old Land Rover - quite an epic.

The hammers ron horizontally and the electric motor is in the pedestal.  They were made by a company called Scotmec.

Malcolm - this would save you that expensive gas with either the No. 3 or the stationary engine and produce lower price cakes!

John


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