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Posted: 4/22/2013 4:00:07 AM
   

RE:Cast Iron M-H Memorabilia

I am still looking for the "Wallis" pens Joe!!!  I have the holders and no pens!!!

Maybe the Ruston Hornsby of Lincoln one will turn up first where these pen holders came from.

Malcolm.


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Posted: 4/23/2013 2:17:43 AM
   

RE:Cast Iron M-H Memorabilia

Here is one of the classic pieces of M-H cast iron - a Massey-harris vice.   Relatively hard to find and bringing quite a few £££££s or $$$$$s depending on how you like to pay.  An absolute must for any Massey Man's workshop.

John

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Posted: 4/23/2013 9:35:57 AM
   

RE:Cast Iron M-H Memorabilia

John,
I've been doing some research on The Massey Vice Co., of Chicago, IL, and not yet found a connection to Massey Harris, but your recent post makes me wonder if there are several M-H vise models out there. 

Does your vice have a feature on the top surface of the traveling beam which provides a means for shearing rivets on a sickle bar mower section? 

This was a feature patented by Howard Milton Johnston of Toronto (of Johnston Harvester fame?) and assigned to Massey-Harris Co. Ltd. of Toronto.  Patent was filed on Dec. 19, 1936.  The patent drawing of the vise and showing the feature is attached. 


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Posted: 4/23/2013 12:29:39 PM
   

RE:Cast Iron M-H Memorabilia

Jerry,

I doubt that the Johnston was of Johnston Harvester fame but there again not impossible.  Johnstson as I'm sure you know of Batavia NY whereas this seesm to be an Ontario Johnston.

As for specific designs I hope Malcolm will come in on this as I knw he has some Massey vices with slightly different designs, and perhaps Joe also.  My specimen doesn't have these features that youn mention

John


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Posted: 4/24/2013 12:44:02 AM
   

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Here is a copy of the M-H Vise brochure, it looks to me like Jerry has come up with some new  and useful information, but as John says they must be different Johnston's. Interesting to note the date of 1936, I know I have British price lists showing the vise into the 1940's.

Malcolm.


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Posted: 4/24/2013 1:05:19 AM
   

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The M-H Vise has one of the most iconic <M-H> logo's pictured below and you will notice four of my five vises has the round raised cast bump above the - in M-H, one which was a British sold vise does not have this feature, I have also heard of this with vises in the USA and Canada, casting part numbers are the same and  Iwonder if it was just a different foundry? further information on this would be another great help if anyone knows.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 4/24/2013 2:22:59 AM
   

RE:Cast Iron M-H Memorabilia

Though not cast iron these alloy printing blocks I find interesting.  There was quite a range of them over here of different sizes.  These are for the 100 series tractors

John

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Posted: 4/24/2013 8:41:21 PM
   

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Malcolm,

Thanks for sharing the difference on the vises.  I never noticed the button but have one of each!!  Guess I need to start looking closer!!

GTE




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Posted: 4/24/2013 8:43:46 PM
   

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Here is a seeder drop chute from an old drill.  Notice the patebt date of Oct 8, 1883!!  Not sure which one.  Any help to identify would be appreciated!!

GTE

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Posted: 4/24/2013 8:50:33 PM
   

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Here are a couple of tool box lids from horse drawn equipment.  Again not sure what they came off of  so help is appreciated.

GTE


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