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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Ferguson Tractor with Large Wheels, circa 1955 Image Reg. No: MM 118161

Summary:
Photograph of FE35 Tractor fitted with large wheels. Image is part of a collection of photographs, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd (and earlier related companies) agricultural implement manufacturer, importer and distributor, Sunshine, Victoria.
Description:
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
There is no tractor with the high clearance necessary to clear the rows of fully grown Brussels sprouts on Mr. V. Wightman's market gardening establishment at Ashton (SA), hence this efficient improvisation. Rear wheels are 6 ft. 6 in. in diameter; front tyres are from a 500 Series Drill. Mr. Wightman who has two other MF 35s, is able to spray crops right up to maturity -- without damage.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 205 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, agricultural equipment, industry
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Internal Combustion Power
Tertiary Classification: tractors
Inscriptions: In black type on note on back of photograph, 'Necessity is the mother of invention. There / is no tractor with the high clearance necessary to clear / the rows of fully grown Brussels sprouts on Mr. V. Wightman's / market gardening establishment at Ashton (SA), hence this / efficient improvisation. Rear wheels are 6 ft. 6 in. in / diameter; front tyres are from a 500 Series Drill. / Mr. Wightman [Ashton crossed out] who has two other MF 35s, is able to spray crops / right up to maturity -- without damage.'

In blue ink, '5 7/8" wide Bleed RH side / 33/8 deep Bleed Top'
People Depicted: Wightman, V
Model Name/Number: FE35
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, circa 1955

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