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Posted: 5/15/2013 9:13:52 PM
   

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Hi John,

I want to be the first in line to watch you milk one of those Jersey oxens!!  You might get some cream but I doubt if you would want to eat it over strawberries!!

I never thought about roasting a Jersey but that could be an interesting sight as well.

Unfortunately, in the US they have shut down all the slaughter houses for horses.  It was a good export for the industry and provided a market for old tired horses and horses with serious ailments.

The hobbists, PETA and Humane Society of US got in the way.  Not all horses are met to be pets!!!

GTE





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Posted: 5/16/2013 3:05:51 AM
   

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Here are a few more photographs from the weekend with some good looking Shires harnessed up to some none Massey implements.

First is a Cook of Lincoln one horse hoe, then another very unusual Potato spinner and a few more wagons.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 5/16/2013 3:43:40 AM
   

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A few more photo's.

A pair of Mules harnessed to a four furrow chipping plough with seed box made by Pierce of Wexford Ireland.

Another pair of smaller horses with a very unusual root harvesting implement made in Scotland.

A team of Belgian's with another wagon.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 5/17/2013 8:48:37 PM
   

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Thanks for th epics Malcolm.  That potato spinner looks like it could be a man killer.  What do the wooden sticks do that are tied together.  Looks like they spin with the forks.  Can I guess if you get your pants leg caught on one of those forks then the sticks beat you to death before you can say WOOOOO!!!

It could be fun to see on in action!

GTE

 



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Posted: 12/5/2013 9:46:03 AM
   

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Just to keep Gary's "four legged passion" going these cold winter days here is a photograph of the latest piece of M-H advertising I picked up recently and today collected from being framed.

This dealer F. T. Ruston and Sons certainly put out some nice M-H lithographs and advertising material here in England, this one measure 24 X 18 inches.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 5/16/2014 5:02:47 AM
   

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If my memory is correct I think it is twelve years since Steve Miller picked up my M-H wagon in Canada and displayed it at the Hughsville PA National Massey Show, ever since then I have wanted to see it harnessed up to a pair of horses, well this year at the Newark Agricultural Show last weekend I got to see it and even ride on it with them.
The theme was haymaking and they wanted to display the M-H Canadian built wagon amongst the many British varaitions on show and also display the M-H bobsleigh and swap the box and show how they were used in North America during the winter, something totally different to what was seen and used over here in England.

It created a lot of interest during the two day show. The pair of horses Tom and Prince are from the Beamish museum in Northumberland and looked after by current British Champion horse ploughman Jimmy Elliott. Slowly I am getting him converted to M-H, last year he enjoyed the potato digger, but this year the soft sprung seat of the wagon was much more comfortable for the riding experience.

Malcolm.
 

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Posted: 5/16/2014 7:45:41 AM
   

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Malcolm

What some lovely pictures. Another good Show that I have missed this year.

Alan


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Posted: 5/18/2014 8:49:07 PM
   

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Some nice horse pics, Malcolm.  Wish I could hitch a pair to some of my Massey items!!  Gotta love the old horse drawn equipment.  Thanks for bring things back because I also saw your 12/2013 post of the advertising piece you had framed.  I must have missed it during the Xmas holidays!!  That was also a great piece.

I still remember a litho you had on one of your walls with a large white team pulling a binder. I think I have a pic of it!!  If you could ever find one of those; put my name on it!!!  For some reason that one really caught my eye, and I still remember it!! The horses were great in that pic.  They definitely did not look English or French!!

Keep them coming.  It seems like you guys have more Massey/horse exhibtis than we do over here!!

GTE

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Posted: 5/30/2014 4:35:14 AM
   

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Here are a few more photographs of some of the British wagons and non Massey equipment for you to enjoy Gary.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 6/3/2014 5:08:23 PM
   

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Thanks for sharing again Malcolm!!  You have to love all the ornate wagons and additional items they find to hang on them.  Some nice buckets, etc.  Unfortunately all the wagons over here look alike.  The more chrome the better!!  

Of course, the best looking is the Percheron horse!!  LOL!!

Thanks for thinking of us!

Gary


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