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MalcolmRobinson - (2/1/2013 5:35:32 AM)
RE:Massey-Harris 12-20
Thanks Graham I suppose times were getting very tough for many farmers by 1929, difficult for us to understand these days, although I did enjoy and learn a lot from the recent tv documentary about "The Dust Bowl" there was some very good scenes of old tractors working in that period.

For today here are two photographs of another M-H 12-20 which was restored in the 1970's by Pioneer Tractor Collector Frank Smith of Boston Lincolnshire and shown at Carrington Rally in my early years of showing there.

It is serial number 105800 and now forms part of The Science Museum of London's collection, of which Frank Smith sold a large number of early tractors to them in the 1980's approx, unfortunately they are in storage on an old airbase and rarely seen by the public and some examples were sold  off in the last two years at public auction.
The 12-20 is still there hiding away with the Cub Junior and many other interesting early tractors including The Science Museum's Ivel.

Another tractor with PTO unit which could use one of Ervin's new gaurds, but doubt they will ever do anything with them, such a shame as they would be far better taken care of in private ownership and get seen out at working events and shows.