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Massey-Harris

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of 54 and 55 Bunhill Row, London EC, the British arm of a Canadian company.

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1891 Massey-Harris was created by merging two companies, the Massey Manufacturing Co and A. Harris and Son

1894 June. Royal Agricultural Society's Show. Sheaf-binding harvesters, Mowers, Reapers, Tedders. [1]

Over the next few years they were able to buy out smaller agricultural companies, thereby adding to their product range.

1908 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1908 The company was a purely Canadian concern, representing the amalgamation of 4 different enterprises: Massey, Harris, Patterson and Wisner, with a joint interest in 2 others: Verity Plough Co and Bain Wagon Co. At this time they were the second largest maker of agricultural implements in the world[2]

In 1910 they bought out a producer of petrol engines, Deyo-Macey, which was the start of building their own engines.

1914 Specialities: Harvesting and Cultivating Machinery of Canadian Manufacture. [3]

In 1917 Massey-Harris entered the tractor market

1928 Bought the J. I. Case Plow Works Co

1930 They took over the H. V. MacKay Co of Australia

1935 James S. Duncan is General Manager

c1939 Introduced the first self-propelled combine harvester

1944 James S. Duncan is President of the company

1948 Started tractor production in the UK - first in Manchester and then they moved to Kilmarnock

1953 Merged with Ferguson to become Massey-Harris-Ferguson


See Also

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Sources of Information

  • From 1890 to the Present Day Farm Tractors by Michael Williams published in 2005 by Silverdale Books ISBN 978-1-84509-251-1
  • The Complete Encyclopedia of Tractors by Mirco de Cet published in 2006 by Rebo International ISBN 978-90-366-1893-9
  • [1] Massey Ferguson history.