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Posted: 4/9/2013 4:08:34 AM
   

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Here is the second Massey "Toronto" seat.  Again quite a heavy one and now called the Toronto 34

John

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Posted: 4/10/2013 1:12:23 AM
   

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I now come to what I consider to be the least interesting of all the Massey seats.  It's the P2516 without any M-H mark at all.

John

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Posted: 4/11/2013 2:19:06 AM
   

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Virtually all Massey seats were made of cast iton but there were two exceptions which were made of tin.  Here is the first in which Massey-Harris is cut out of the tin.  It is a quite an attractive cut out arrangement I feel.

John

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Posted: 4/12/2013 1:58:09 AM
   

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Here's the second of the two MH tin seats.  This one has Massey-Harris impressed in the upper rim.  A dainty little seat and of course very lightweight.

John

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Posted: 4/13/2013 9:47:06 AM
   

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Today we have a seat of uncertain origins.  But it is suspected to be a Wisner seat.

Patterson, whose seat we have already seen, merged with Wisner in 1891 and then later in the year Massey-Harris took them over.  Wisners had specialised in the development of tillage and seeding equipment. and were reputedly the first company to put a spring tooth harrow with lifting wheels on the market.  Wisner and M-H had shared agents and distributors, and Harris had sold Wisner cultivation equipment.

Can anyone enlighten us further on this seat??

John

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Posted: 4/14/2013 3:37:02 AM
   

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I think this is one of the best of the Massey seats - The "Massey Mower".  I believe that it dates from pre merger with Harris days.  In 1881, 10 years before the merger. Massey purchased the Toronto Reaper and Mower Company.  So I am speculating that this seat is a product of that era.

Again,  if anyone knows anything different then please let us know.  If I am right then it makes the seat some 130+ years old.  Lot of life in it yet!!!!!!!!

John

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Posted: 4/15/2013 2:07:56 AM
   

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Like the Massey P2516 that you have seen earlier I view this Massey 4239 seat as an equally uninteresting one!  But there we are - it's part of the Massey seat line.

John

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Posted: 4/15/2013 6:32:32 AM
   

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Catching up this afternoon with all the recent seat additions to this thread and seeing the two variations of the tin M-H seat reminded me of the tin J I Case seats, with the lettering pressed out into the outer rim just like the M-H seat

The difference between the two I have is in the wording, this one shows " J I Case Plow Works Company Racine Wis USA"

Malcolm.


 

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Posted: 4/15/2013 8:19:24 AM
   

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This is the second J I Case tin seat.

The pressed lettering reads "J I Case Plow Works Racine Wis USA"

Malcolm.

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Posted: 4/16/2013 2:12:55 AM
   

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In 1861 Massey established a relationship with Walter a Wood and the rights to manufacture their Wood Mower and the Wood Self Rake Reaper.  Finally they bought out Woods.

Here is a Walter A Wood seat as part of the Massey seat family

John

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