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Posted: 3/29/2013 10:22:47 AM
   

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Here's another Blackstone seat.  This is what we call a "three lions seat".

Enjoy your brown Easter Eggs!!

John

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Posted: 3/29/2013 12:36:39 PM
   

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John:

That looks to be a very colorful looking seat with great design but that bolt in the center looks like it would be very uncumfortable.....

Joe


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Posted: 3/30/2013 9:26:08 AM
   

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Joe,

It is specially designed for those with a perpetual itch.  Not uncommon if you are sat for long hours............

To move on here's quite a classic Massey seat - the Massey Toronto- homw of all things Massey.

John

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Posted: 3/30/2013 9:59:08 AM
   

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John:

Question about the Balckstone seat with the automatic itcher... How come there are so many reproductions of this on ebay?? Was this a common seat with Blackstone equipment? Is yours an original or a reproduction? If so is there any difference between an original and a reproduction or did they do such a good job you can't tell the difference?

Either way it is a nice looking seat.

Joe


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Posted: 3/30/2013 10:22:33 AM
   

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Joe,

I wasn't aware that there are a lot of reproductions of this specifc seat.  It is not a particularly rare one.  Not to say there aren't though.  Not an over valuable seat - maybe £50 at auction.

Had mine for years - definitely original.

Generally easy to recognise repros - usually much smoother and not weathered.  I'm afraid this reproducing is plaguing the hobby- but I don't believe that it is quite as widespread as it is made out to be.  For one thing over here foundrys (thanks to health and safety and the b............ environmentalists) are few and far between and expensive.  Quite a deterrent.  If they reproduce them with aluminium which is more easily done "at home" then they are easily recognised.

The two seats that were done for recent Massey Expos were aluminium if I recall correctly

John


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Posted: 3/31/2013 5:44:30 AM
   

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Patterson of Woodstock Ontario joined with Wisner of Brantford Ontario in 1891.  Both were manufacturers of farm implements.  Later that year they were taken over by Massey-Harris.  Here is a Patterson seat

John

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Posted: 3/31/2013 9:04:55 AM
   

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John You have some very nice seats. Interesting about Patterson and Wisner. I have never come across any of their wrenches during my reseach on wrenches Alan


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Posted: 4/1/2013 1:05:51 AM
   

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Here's my second "new" Massey seat.  The limited special edition made for Pinkneyville in 2010.  If I recall correctly only about 150 were made but maybe someone knows exactly.

John

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Posted: 4/2/2013 2:13:44 AM
   

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Here's the "classic" British Massey seat - the Massey-Harris England.  It's quite a sought after seat often making £150-£175 at auctions.

John

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Posted: 4/3/2013 9:33:57 AM
   

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On the trail of more "Massey" line seats we move now round the globe to Australia.  There H V McKay was the largest machinery manufacturer in the country and based at Sunshine.  Their implement line was branded as the Sunshine line and many had "Sun" as a prefix.

Massey-Harris amalgameted with them in 1930.  In the mid 1880s Hugh Victor McKay was pioneering the stripper harvester - he was ahead of M-H - and formed the McKay Harvester company. In the early 1900s M-H men were working with HV McKay on harvester development.  So the M-H  and Sunshine link goes back a long way in time.

I am aware of 5 seats of the McKay line and start today with what I believ is the oldest and one of the rarer seats.  It is simply marked Sunshine and has the sun's rays cast in it.

John

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