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(3/1/2013 3:33:33 AM)
RE:Family tractors remembered - gone but not forgoten
The M-H literature John referred to in a previous post with a picture of his Grandfather on the Massey Harris stand at a Show is one of several M-H monthly twenty page, six by nine inch magazines I have issued from Manchester UK, they have a wonderful tilte "Growth" and the front cover is printed to look like the bark on a tree trunk, there is an open window in the front cover and you see the colour photgraph of the combine from the first page. This one is August 1949, the photograph was taken at The Royal Agricultural Show held at Shrewsbury.
On the same page also note the top left picture of the 744 tractor with a Roadless Halftrack conversion fitted, in the picture is Lionel Harper who was Managing Director at M-H Manchester, he regularly came to stay in Salmonby with my dad and his influence was the start of our families passion of all things Massey, he tried many times to persuade my dad to go and be a demonstrator of new machinery for them at Manchester, he always declined but often helped them locally in Lincolnshire with evaluating new machines. If ever they needed parts or any help it was very soon organised by Lionel and across to Lincolnshire.
Enjoy the Growth magazine.
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