Dad had a red Massey-Harris tractor for a long time, although we never thought about taking a photo of ours. I think Dad’s was a Model 44, and not as pristine as this one.
Whichever tractor did the cultivating, I remember my job once during lunch was to scrape off the cultivator sweeps or shovels, those diggers mounted onto the tractor.
Massey-Harris was started in Canada in 1891, merging the Massey and Harris manufacturing companies. In 1891, Massey merged with the A. Harris, Son & Co. Ltd. to become Massey-Harris Co. and became the largest agricultural equipment maker in the British Empire. In 1910, the company opened a factory in the United States, making it one of Canada’s first multinational firms.
In the 1930s, they introduced the first self-propelled combine harvester. Massey Harris also produced one of the world’s first four-wheel drive tractors.