TG1823 : Massey-Harris M25 tractor

taken 1 year ago, near to Marsham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Massey-Harris  M25 tractor
Massey-Harris M25 tractor
This is a 1930s general purpose four-wheel drive Massey-Harris. In 1935, the grey colour > LinkExternal link used by Wallis was replaced by Massey-Harris' new dark green colour, combined with red wheels. The engine can utilise petrol, kerosene, or distillate and has three forward speeds, an oil bath air cleaner, cut and hardened steel gears, roller bearings, and an improved transmission. Standard equipment included fenders, a radiator screen, rear-wheel scrapers (steel wheels), and a belt pulley, with options including rubber tyres, larger tyres, skid bands for the front wheels (steel wheels), and a cowhide seat cover or a cushion seat with a backrest. Model 25 tractors were manufactured between 1933 and 1940.
Marsham Starting Handle Club Summer Show 2017
The show, the seventh in as many years, was held over the weekend of 12/13th August. It is growing bigger every year. More than 500 exhibitors displayed their tractors, stationary engines, vintage lawnmowers and agricultural implements, but there is much more to see on the 13-acres site which adjoins Orchard Cottage in Allison Street, such as several rare, "dancing" dual drive Doe-built tractors, classic and military vehicles and motorcycles, demonstrations in the parade ring of working gun and sheep dogs and demonstrations of old-time ploughing and harvesting in a crop field nearby. For the first time since its restoration the Soame steam wagonette was featured. The first tractor pulling event in the county for 27 years was also held here (in 2013). Fairground organs create just the right atmosphere, a bouncy castle provides entertainment for the younger visitors, and a variety of stalls can be sampled in the fun fair section of the site. Food vendors guarantee that no-one will be going home hungry.

According to Bob Parke, the site owner and one of the organisers, the show featured 350 tractors, over 100 classic cars, and about 80 motorcycles and had about 2,500 visitors.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1827 2343 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.8605N 1:14.0245E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1828 2345
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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