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Antique machinery field day

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I spent the afternoon at the Antique Machinery Field Day. It was a dull, sometimes drizzly afternoon, great for photography but perhaps less pleasant for the participants.

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Start! Why won't you!
Start! Damn you.

Massey Ferguson
Massey Ferguson. The standard post-war farm do-it-all engine.

Moline tractor (c. 1919)
A rare Moline ‘Universal’ tractor from 1919.

Threshing machine (c. 1881)
Belt-driven threshing machine. The belt is turned by a steam engine sitting behind it. This particular threshing machine was built in 1881.

Chaff cutter
Belt-driven chaff cutter.

Steam driven saw
Belt-driven saw, in this case driven by a steam engine.

2 Comments

  1. CHARLES MCKAY says:

    IT WAS FANTASTIC SEING ALL THOSE WONDERFUL ENGINES ON YOR WEB SITE I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE OF THEM IN THE FUTURE STAY IN TOUCH WITH ME IM VERY INTERESTED IN HAVING HAD CHAFF CUTTERS AND A CASE TRACTOR IN NEW ZEALAND MANY YEARS AGO WHEN I WS A AYOUNG CHAP BACK IN CHRISTCHURCH ANDREWS AND BEVANS MADE OUR CHAFF CUTTERS . YOURS CHARLES

  2. Kinsman says:

    I would love to see the old tractors. I miss a lot of that attending some tractors rally. Last time was in 100 yrs Case rally in Ashburton wee back of 2006 (not quite sure the year now).

    Liz Kinsman

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