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In 1997, collectors
around the world gathered to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of
Massey-Harris-Ferguson. Many of those who gathered at the various
anniversary events wanted to see a continuation of the friendships and
fellowship established during these exciting celebrations. It was
decided to form a Canadian-based club, with a purpose of encouraging
the preservation of the Massey legacy. Other tractors also of interest
to our members are Wallis and Verity.
The membership fee is $25 per year. Members receive a quarterly newsletter which publishes the minutes of each general meeting, announcement of the date and location of the next meeting, articles submitted by members about Massey and related equipment, and notices of items for sale or wanted.If you would be interested in joining this organization, please click on membership form , print and complete it then mail it along with your cheque for $25 (made payable to Twin-Power Heritage Association Inc.) to:
Colin Petherick, RR#5, 463 County Rd 8, Campbellford, ON,
Canada K0L 1L0
For more information about the club, please contact President James Rody at 519-881-0296 or 519-799-5886. You can also contact George Gordon, Past-President, at 519-371-0767 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (If you are emailing a question to the president of our club, please include your full name and mailing address as well as phone number so we can print them with your question in our club's newsletter, The Massey Messenger.)
|George Gordon||Past-President||(519) 371-0767|
|Mark Hoffman||Vice-President||(519) 662-4448|
|Allan Bigelow||Secretary||(705) 944-5688|
|Cathy McMaster||Treasurer||(519) 647-3956|
|Colin Petherick||Memberships||(705) 653-0213|
|Russ Murray||Director||(519) 853-1515|
|Russell Simpson||Director||(519) 928-3378|
|Murray Musselman||Director||(519) 291-3837|
|Ben Dickinson||Director||(705) 932-2030|
|Murray Jibb||Director||(705) 645-1954|
|Murray Shay||Director||(613) 652-2216|
Pictured below are David Perry of Milton on the far left and Don McVittie of Alliston. They were presented with commemorative gavels at the February meeting in Palgrave, ON in recognition for their leadership of the club. Don was chosen to act as chairman by the original founding group and served in that capacity for a year or so. Once the club was organized Dave was elected as president.
A picture of Doug and Sharon Statham beside their Massey 555D.
The club's newsletter, The Massey Messenger, is published four times a year (February, May, August and November).
You are invited to submit articles, pictures etc on Massey Harris heritage for the newsletter to:
George Gordon, Past-President at email@example.com , 136, 5th Ave. East, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 6C7
or to Steve Arnold, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org , RR#4, 4248 Hwy #3, Cayuga, ON, N0A 1E0.
Tractor Shed Tractor Parts1 Tractor Parts2 Tractor Parts3 Tractor Parts4 Tractor Parts5 Steiner Tractor parts Books More Books Tractor Toys www.yesteryeartoys.ca Massey Collectors Association Country Life Jack Seabrook's Farm Museum Marcel Gauthier's Antiques Salem Farm Supply antiquetractorsforum.com (A discussion forum)
Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd are Massey Ferguson dealers in Lincolnshire in the UK. Their website is:
www.chandlersfe.co.uk/agricaboutusfr.htm We have a couple of websites that your members may like to look at to compare MF then and now at www.used-massey-tractors.com and one for parts at www.massey-parts.co.uk
My name is Gary Baker from Woodlsee, Ont. For a couple of years now I belonged to a forum called Canadian Antique Tractor but it has since closed down. To keep in touch with the members of the forum, I started a new forum called Canadian Antique Farmer Forum. I just thought you or your members might want to check it out. We are all into the preservation of Antique farm equipment. Here is the link: http://caff.bestphpbb3.com/
This website www.agrarinet.com is in Dutch with many pictures and technical information on agricultural vehicles.
This website www.tractor-photos.com has many pictures and technical information on old and new agricultural vehicles.
A Link to the New Legacy Quarterly Magazine is legacyquarterly.com This magazine features Massey Harris, Massey Ferguson , and Wallis. Gary and Sue Heffner from Ohio are the editors.
The link to the Canadian Industrial Heritage is an organization located in Brantford Ontario. They are trying to restore and preserve the old Cockshutt Plow and Massey Harris factories in Brantford as well as expand it to include other old sites.
For those of you on FACEBOOK, there is a group called "Massey Harris Heritage Page" with many photos. Do check it out. Do a search for this group while in Facebook then "like" the page.
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This park is located in Milton Ontario and contains many antique farm tractors and equipment of many types. Included in this site is a building devoted to the Massey Harris and Ferguson tractors and equipment.
Click on Country Heritage Park to obtain much more information. Directions to Country Heritage Park are shown below left as well as a message from the new General Manager.
Since stepping in as General Manager of Country Heritage Park a year ago, I have been amazed at the tremendous support and commitment the Park receives from all the tractor clubs and volunteers. As a result the Park continues to experience growth and improvements in the buildings, the displays and the grounds.
One of the least noticeable but significant improvement to a building is the new insulated door on the back of the Massey–Harris building. I would like to personally thank the Twin Power Heritage Association, Massey-Harris-Ferguson Collectors and the individuals who took the lead in making this improvement to the building. As for additions to the collection the most significant one came from Arnold Rife who donated his Massey Ferguson 50 tractor. Thank you Arnold for donating this nicely restored tractor.
The Massey exhibit draws the attention of collectors from many parts of the world. In July a farm equipment dealer from Yorkshire England dropped in to specifically see the rare Ferguson tractor we have. This tractor apparently originated from a farm in Yorkshire and he wanted pictures to take back to a 90 year old customer who claims it came from his father’s farm. Another person emailed me from England and I sent him a number of pictures of the two Massey-Harris Wallis tractors. He is writing an article on the Wallis tractors and told me that they are two of the best preserved examples of these tractors.
We also had visitors from Germany and Australia drop in to see the Massey exhibit.
One request I recently received. Who has information on Massey-Harris cook stove? A gentleman dropped by the Park and said he has such a stove and is in the process of restoring it. If you have any information I have his email address.
Around the park you will see a great deal of time has been spent on trimming around buildings, clearing brush and making the park an inviting place for families and school kids to come and learn about the importance of farming. Our focus continues to be on school programs. We have 12 curriculum based school programs available and offered to schools within an hour’s drive of the Park. Tammy and her staff of 15 Historical Interpreters are targeting to reach 15,000 school kids from kindergarten to Grade 8. We do on occasion use the Massey building to talk about grain production and how it translates into the food you buy at the grocery store.
This year the All Colours Antique Tractor and Toy show will include the Olde Tyme Fair. The fair will be centred around the entrance and Pushlinch Hall and melt in with the Tractor and Toy Show. The 4 H clubs from the area will be involved in a number of ways. This is a great way to attract younger people.
Also John Deere will be featured. They will use the event to lead into the 175th anniversary year of John Deere which occurs in 2012. Last year you will have noticed some modern tractors. We will be encouraging this again in 2011 and hope that we will see something new from Massey, as well as John Deere, New Holland, Case IH and others. Our goal at Country Heritage Park is to showcase farming, past, present and in the future. Thank you for all you support.
David Nattress General Manager email@example.com
Many Massey artifacts are located in the Massey Harris building which is on the property of Country Heritage Park in Milton, ON.The picture below is the front view. Below this picture are many thumbnail-size pictures taken inside the Massey building. Just double-click on them to view a much larger picture.
Welcome to the Twin Power Massey Collector's website. We hope that you will find much information here that will be of interest to you. If we can be of any service to you or if you would like to become a member of our growing organization please feel free to contact us. Please call President James Rody at (519) 881-0296 or Past-president George Gordon at (519) 371-0767 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (If you are emailing a question to the president of our club, please include your full name and mailing address as well as phone number so we can print them with your question in our club's newsletter, The Massey Messenger.)
I hope you enjoy our website and I welcome comments, corrections, or submissions which can be sent to me by clicking on email@example.com