TG1823 : Massey-Harris Twin Power 101 tractor

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

Massey-Harris Twin Power 101 tractor
Massey-Harris Twin Power 101 tractor
The tractor seen in the foreground is a Massey-Harris (MH) Model 101 Senior tractor, described as being one of the most recognisable tractors in history due to its streamlined hood, bright red paint scheme with yellow wheels, chrome trim and louvred side curtains on the engine bay. After Massey Harris' purchase of the JI Case Plow Works, it was decided that a new tractor design was required and that the new tractors should be fitted with a flat-head six-cylinder engine, designed by Chrysler Corporation, which until then had been used in trucks and had electric starters. Thus the MH 101 was the first tractor with electric start as standard equipment. It was introduced in 1938.
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 1826 2342 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.8554N 1:14.0152E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1824 2342
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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