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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:02:44 AM
   

RE:M-H Barn Equipment.

Joe,

You have a very good memory below are photographs of both types which are the same as yours. The one with M-H raised in the casting has the decal on, the other has no markings but the tag is riveted on.
I have seen some in Canada with different blade holders etc.

Did you know there is a third variation?  one which looks very simililar to the often seen Mc Cormick knife grinder.
I have not found one of these yet, attached is a copy of the two sided brochure for "The Jewel" knife grinder sold by M-H in England.

Malcolm. 

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Posted: 6/11/2016 3:50:49 PM
   

RE:M-H Barn Equipment.

Hi Malcolm, I noticed your pictures of your No.6 Maize Sheller.  I have just picked up a No.5 in rusty condition.  It appears to have been originally black with the standard stencilling on the side.  Do you or anyone know if that would have been original.  Also I am intrigued by the logo decal on the front.  I also picked up a 55D on the same place.  I'll see if I can attach a photo.

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Posted: 6/15/2016 5:54:03 AM
   

RE:M-H Barn Equipment.

Nice find Buck, you don't come across M-H sheller's too often, they were available in single and double hole, early ones were wood and later ones steel.
Looks like your No 5 is a single and my No 6 is a double.

Over the years I have seen a few in Canadian M-H collections, most of them in original condition with remains of green paint and yellow lettering, can't say I have noticed any black, but you never know as your stencilling looks to be very original.
Will it clean up and look good with the "oily rag" treatment? then your preserving what is still visible on there.

Malcolm.




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Posted: 9/3/2016 1:13:09 AM
   

RE:M-H Barn Equipment.

A couple of recent finds.  I believe the red one is called a root pulper ( as listed in a Massey Catalogue), but no doubt called all different things around the globe. The other is of a nearly finished restoration of a HV McKay chaff cutter. Dad has recently retired and likes his timber work.  I think we nearly have it.  There were some signs of original blue paint under the grease.  Some of the original writing is in the original timber chute, which I will add later. 

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Posted: 9/7/2016 7:42:55 AM
   

RE:M-H Barn Equipment.

Yes we call them "root pulper's" here in Eastern Lincolnshire, you don't have to travel far before the terminology changes to "root choppers" or just "choppers". We see plenty of them made by British Companies who made engines and barn equipment like, Bamford, Bentall and other smaller manufacturers, but the M-H range like the one you found are very scarce over here.

Nice to see your HV McKay chaff cutter, certainly one I have not seen over here and well done on the restoration work, when finished it will look well belted up to a Sunshine engine or M-H Sunshine tractor, keep the photo's rolling.

Malcolm.


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Posted: 10/4/2016 10:24:54 PM
   

RE:M-H Barn Equipment.

So I was shopping at my little local hole in the wall corner market and came across this item for sale.  It isn't really equipment, but if you know the Millers you have seen their equipment make this very product.  I had no idea it was actually marketable.  But maybe it really isn't that marketable because it is not flying off of the shelf even after the discounted price.  Before anyone asks, I didn't purchase it.  Once you have had the homemade version from Millers, I don't see a reason to shop anywhere else.

Drew

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Posted: 12/7/2017 5:21:44 AM
   

RE:M-H Barn Equipment.

This M-H Barn Equipment thread has not seen any activity for a long time, so time to bring it to life again.

Seen working in September at "The Vale of Belvoir" Vintage Club rally under the supervision of MCA member Colin Cooper, its not often a M-H Hammer Mill is seen in action at a rally,

I must comment it would of looked much better being driven by a M-H 744 tractor rather than a certain make which is almost at the bottom of my "like list" despite being made here in Lincolnshire.

Malcolm.


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Posted: 1/3/2018 5:22:47 AM
   

RE:M-H Barn Equipment.

It does not seem possible that almost six years has passed since starting this "Barn Equipment" thread, the first post showed my No 3 grain grinding mill sitting on the balcony waiting it's turn for mechanical restoration, retaining its original paint and patina, interesting to note it has never been painted red, there is evidence of both gold and red lining on the cream hopper with black lettering, another different M-H colour scheme.
This was briefly touched on last September in "The New Projects" thread when the mill was stripped down for the drive pulley and one melted bearing to be replaced. This was done and collected from the Western Massey Machine Shop early December
Over the recent Christmas holidays the rebuild has begun, first the manufacture of a four wheel truck with turntable has just been completed ready to start the rebuild of the mill on the truck, which should make it much easier to move around and enable it to be belted up to a tractor or large stationary engine.

Hopefully over the next few weeks it should be another project completed and one less on the long "to do" list.

Malcolm.


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Posted: 1/8/2018 3:46:40 AM
   

RE:M-H Barn Equipment.

There has been a bit of progress this weekend on the rebuilding of the mill, shimming up the new ring oiled main bearing, fitting new felt seals to keep the small quantity of oil in the reservoirs and finally putting some parts back on and mounting on the truck..

Malcolm.

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Posted: 2/21/2018 7:56:31 AM
   

RE:M-H Barn Equipment.

This last weekend saw the mill finally all put together and now both moveable on its new truck and usable with any power source in the future. It may well makes it's rally debut at the end of May at our local Carrington Rally.

Just the drawbar left to paint and then hopefully it's back onto finishing the "Blizzard" restoration, this mill seems to of jumped the restoration queue since last autumn, but good to see another one off the "to do list"

Malcolm.

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