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Posted: 3/9/2013 6:56:56 AM
   

MASSEY SEATS

Thought I would start a new thread to feature Massey seats just to see how many there really are.  I have a few here which I will show over the next days then maybe others can supplement the list

First off is an MH 79 seat.  There were several 79s with 79, 7.9 and 7-9 markings.  It is one of the commoner and hence cheaper seats

Few if any of us know what the original colours of these seats were so you can assume that the colours are to the present onwers' tastes!  As to which machines they came off I am uncertain but maybe Alan with his growing collection of parts books can enlighten us?  One things we do know though is that the cast iron seats were always on implements and not tractors - they were always tin.

John

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Posted: 3/9/2013 1:34:27 PM
   

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Hello John,

I think you have started a very interesting thread here.I am sure I have come across a lot of part numbers for seat  when I have been looking for wrenches but haven't taken any notice of them. The brain has only got limited capacity some would say very limited.

Ted Edwards has written a book on seats as you know but how about you writing one on M-H seats.You would have to include all of M-H associated companies!!!!!!!!!!!!

Has anyone got any info on French M-H wrenches. I haven't as yet come across one.

Alan


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Posted: 3/11/2013 4:52:18 AM
   

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This will develop into a very informative thread John, many of us Massey Collectors are not serious Cast Iron Seat collectors, we just collect and display what is of interest to us, but I know there are many serious seat collections and collectors worldwide.

My contribution today is a very nice display of Massey related seats I admired in August 2012 in the M-H feature building at The Le Sueur Show in MN.
The three seats are cast iron, I have seen the S572 one before and have one in my own collection, the E293 pictured is the first one I have seen and would presume very rare. Very nice seats amongst the display of many Massey related items.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 3/16/2013 6:34:15 AM
   

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Malcolm,

Those are seats I could do with!  To resume the thread here is a Massey related seat.

It's  a Johnston Harvester of Batavia.  MH took Johnstons over in 1910 - it was the first manufacturing company that they took over outside Canada.  This is another old MH plant that we need you N Americans to record the history of.  At a Massey Expo banquet quite some years ago one of the delegates did say he had a lot of info that he would let me have but sadly it never came to anything

John

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Posted: 3/17/2013 7:21:29 AM
   

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Today's seat offering is a "modern" Massey!  It is the limited edition produced for the 2008 Massey Expo at Milton, Ontario.  Sadly it was not one of the best Expos but the freshly cast seats painted up well if you so wanted and are now a sought after collector's item

John

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Posted: 3/18/2013 6:21:01 AM
   

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I started this thread with the simple Massey 79 seat.  Here's a shot of the 7.9 seat.  Only a small difference but important to collectors.  It is I think slightly rarer than the 79

John

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Posted: 3/19/2013 5:20:43 AM
   

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Here is one of the heavier Massey family seats.  It is a Sawyer's.  The Massey family had a major holding in the L D Sawyer company starting in 1892 when they took a 40% share but exercised no managment control.  Sawyer were big in steam tractors and road grading equipment etc..  The Sawyer Massey company was then formed.  So this seat probably pre dates Massey involvement.

John

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Posted: 3/20/2013 6:53:10 AM
   

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Today it is a seat from very early Massey days.  MH took over the Corbin Disc Co. of Prescott, Ontario in 1893.  This Corbin seat presumably pre dates this takeover

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Posted: 3/21/2013 2:56:45 AM
   

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Here's the thrid seat in the Massey 72 seat series.  This time 7-9.  Does anyone out there know of the origin or reasons for these different 79 designations?

John

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Posted: 3/21/2013 9:14:34 AM
   

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Here is a J I Case Plow Works seat from Racine.

Malcolm.

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