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Posted: 5/22/2013 9:50:41 AM
   

RE:Cast Iron M-H Memorabilia

Hello John,
You were good enough to let me photograph your wrenches ( spanners) last year so some of the photos will be on my list.
Its a bit of a job to know now what part # to ask for but any of the rarer M-H wrenches or Ferguson and also H V Mckay. But any information would be gratefully received.

Alan


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Posted: 5/22/2013 12:05:50 PM
   

RE:Cast Iron M-H Memorabilia

Alan,

I'll do what I can for you but it will not be for ten days or so.  How are you progressing with your world wide search for Massey and related spanners?  Any nearer a bit of a document on it yet?

Are you going to the Newby Hall rally?  We've just booked a B and B in Harrogate for 3 nights so maybe see you there??  I think Malcolm is trundling some old iron up there but I am just bringing the old girl!!

All the best
John


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Posted: 5/23/2013 6:34:55 AM
   

RE:Cast Iron M-H Memorabilia

John,

I'm not really replying to the correct post but I can't find the reply button on your last post.

However you asked where I had got to on wrenches. I have written up the list of part numbers and photos where I have them on M-H wrenches. I will leave this list for now and continue with M-H-F, J I Case, Johnson Harvester etc.

I haven't seen any Wisner or Patterson wrenches in my research or any by The Massey Manufacturing Co. or A Harris and Son. If anyone has any information on any of the about it would be most welcolme.

I'm not getting on as fast at the moment as I should as there are so many other things to do like Newby Hall and Paisley. Hope to see you there.

Best Wishes

Alan


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Posted: 5/23/2013 8:31:29 AM
   

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Yes Alan - we do seem to be suffering a shortage of reply buttons at the moment but it all seems to work if you scroll back until you find one.

Here is today's offering.  I've put some wheel hubs on previously but here is a complete wheel.  It is a rear drive wheel from one of the old four wheel M-H muck spreaders.  They are nice items to have and all types of cart wheels are sought fater over here.

Note the small cleats on the face of the wheel to make it grip and drive the spreader mechanism.

John

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Posted: 5/24/2013 1:46:49 AM
   

RE:Cast Iron M-H Memorabilia

Here's a Massey Harris bench grinder.  They were made for general purpose work and also the sharpening of mower and binder blades.  There are several versions of these with small detail differences.  This one I purchased out of Australia.  It only has an MH badge on it and no indication of Sunshine McKay so I can only presume that it was imported there directly from N America?

John

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Posted: 5/24/2013 8:00:11 AM
   

RE:Cast Iron M-H Memorabilia

Not cast iron but a serial # plate off 701 Baler.It's  Number is J 4496P and Engine Number T 17136. Does anyone know what engine this would be?

Alan

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Posted: 5/24/2013 8:28:40 AM
   

RE:Cast Iron M-H Memorabilia

Alan,

Given that it is a British built MH baler its odds on that it was an Armstrong Siddley.  These were the most commonly fitted engine.  However also fitted were Wisconsin, Standard and JAP engines and possibly a Victor???  There was also a PTO drive model.  The Standard engine was the same as in Ferguson tractors but with minor modifications.

John


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Posted: 5/24/2013 11:52:07 AM
   

RE:Cast Iron M-H Memorabilia

John I fitted a Standand engine out of a 701 baler into my Ferguson TED during the winter. Alan


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Posted: 5/25/2013 3:56:44 AM
   

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Firstly - Gary and Joe -  there is a continuing shortage of reply buttons on here!!  But it does seem that you can press any reply button and then the new post will always come up as the most recent.

Here are interesting cast iron parts from a Massey Harris seed drill.  These were usually mounted on the back of the seed box.   There is an acre meter - the round dials and two adjusters one for each side of the drill.

John

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Posted: 5/29/2013 4:28:15 AM
   

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Good to be back on the MCA website after almost two weeks preparing and busy with our three day Carrington Rally.

Here is another nice piece of cast iron which I don't think we have covered so far on this thread.

It is the back plate from a Massey Harris No 1 Root Cutter, or "Root Pulper" as I would know it here in Lincolnshire, it is shaped to hold the root into the drum whilst being sliced.

Malcolm.

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