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Welcome to the ,~:~':'~::'77~. Jewell County Threshing Bee and Jewell County Fair Antique Farm Machinery Show The Jeweli County Record Page IB ~i! i! ~ Silsby (left) and Oren Underwood shock wheat bundles in preparation for the Jewell County Threshing Bee in Mankato. The wheat was raised on the Jewell County Historical Society plot north of the Mankato City n June it was cut with a horse-drawn binder, shocked and left to dry for threshing. Threshing Bee features Massey-Harris, once the farm machinery of the world Each year the Jewell County Thresh- ing Bee and Farm Equipment show features a machine built by one com- pany. This year, the show will feature Massey-Harris equipment A progressive farmer, Daniel Massey was fascinated by the new labor-saving machinery that was be- ginning to appear in Upper Canada (Ontario). In 1844 he turned over the management of his Grafton area farm to his son Hart so that he could devote all of his time to tinkering with these new machines in a small workshop on the farm. Convinced of his ability to "produce better machines, in 1847 he opened his own agricullural implement company in Newcastle, Ontario. From this modest beginning sprang one of the largest and most important firms in Canada's history, the Massey Company. The Massey Manufactur- ing Company grew quickly under the direction; in succession, of Daniel, his son Hart, and Hart's sons - Charles, Chester, Walter and Fred. All of the Masseys were skilled businessmen who understood the im- portance of producing the most up-to- date machinery. Frequent trips to the United States allowed them to secure production rights to flew machines that they improved. The Masxeys also be- lieved in-promoting their products: Massey machines won prizes at fairs and exhibitions all over North America and later in Europe. Soon Massey began to sell products worldwide. Other factors also helped to promote the growth of the company. The National Policy under Sir John A. Macdonald in 1879 gave Massey a secure home market. A shortage of labor on Canadian farms also meant that farmers were looking to invest in machines that would reduce labor in- volved in harvesting. Additionally, continued emphasis on wheat produc- tion in Canada was a boon to Massey Massey F" actor Raffle Other related items ADMISSION TO ENTIRE SHOW o. ~Allr~tlqu,e/~ngines, ' ADULTS: *4 '~aa~n~" e', "~resL ers i'ractors nd CTr~ ' ~t~m~o Children under 6: FREE S Cttg~g~' Sanctioned Kids Pedal Pull, Baker Fan, Post Rock Working, Rock Crusher, Steam Threshing, Steam Mill, Draft Horse Plowing - Saturday, Kids Barrel Train Ride, Horse Powered Grinding, Blacksmithing, Steam Pyramid, Flea Market and Crafts, Wheat Weaving, Log Sawing, Ladies Skillet Throw, Crosscut Saw Contests, Horse Pitching, Kids Treasure Tank, Food available throughout the weekend .... &LL EXHIBITORS WELCOME!!! Plaques will be given to exhibitors! Fun Run - Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - l-mile Kids Run - 1-mile Walk - 3-mile Run Contact Deb Warne 785.378-3008- Registration 6:45 a.m. since it specialized in grain-harvesting eqmpment. Massey's biggest competitor was the A Harris Company of Brantford. Founded by Alanson Harris of Beamsville in i 880, this firm was en- gaged in a "binder war" with Massey, with each company struggling to pro- duce the best and lowest-priced ma- chine. By 1891 the two firms arrived at a creative solution to their mutual prob- lem. They merged! The new company, Massey-Harris which was formed in 1891 from the Massey Manufacturing Company of Toronto and A. Harris Son and Corn- (Continued to Page 3) .d Small, set repelled, heading dir ectly into the grain instead of be ing pulled b,y a separate trac:or, this machine is proof of the fact that in spite of war work, industry is planning for peacetime farms July Special!!! 20% off Beanie Babies and all plush animals Welcome, everyone, to The Jewell County Antique Farm Machinery Show and Threshing Bee and The Jewell County Fair! Flowe~ Patob 102 S. Commercialt Mankatot Kan. 785-378-3950 .,. ~,'~ Jewell eounty ldeleome to the : ,i ~~~'~:;:';~:~ ,i'/::: Farm l~d~aa~~w &~ -Itee. ]~et/ oounht Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20 Mankato, Kansas*City Park On Highway 36 ~h~ ~P~ oM ]aug/ o t FoE Mankato Welding 121 E Jefferson, Mankato, Kan: 785-378-3949 restored Donated by Harry Kindler roll ~ BRDMdlTiOII ~Dlffdilff Pd. end Wnnh; lm,~O.~U~U~ , ~ TfiNITHOOW Massey Ferguson Use and Display Courtesy of C&D SERVICE CENTER, INC. 117 S. Webster St. Red Cloud, Ne 68970 Sawmill in Operation SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 8:00 a.m.- Threshing Bee Begins 9:00 a.m.- Sunday Worship Service (Speaker, Dan Deml~ey) 11:00 a.m.- Garden Tractor Pull 1:30 p.m.- Tractor and Antique Vehicles Parade Pedal and Antique Tractor Pulls following Parade WELC O ME ,o ,he * 26th Annual Farm Machinery Show and Threshing Bee Antique Car and Motorcycle Poker Run Stop (Saturday, July 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.) .Jewell County Fair CR/TTER'S 107 E. Main Mankato, Kan. 66956 785-378-3806 Enjoy the Jewell County Threshing Bee and Antique Farm Machinery Show and The JeweU County Falrfff Thursday-Wednesday July 17, 19-23 Esb0n and Jewell Grocery Welcome to Jewell County's Antique Farm Machinery Show and Threshing Bee and * Jewell County Fair Miller & Ludwig Law Office Darrell Miller, Attorney 208 N. Commercial, Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3128 Enjoy the Jewell County Th.reshing Bee and Antique Farm Machifiery Show and the Jewell County Fair Thursday- Wednesday July 17, 19-23 Kier's Thriftway 115 W Jefferson, Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3192 I II I Come to the , Jewell County Threshing Bee , Jewell County Fair Thursday-Wednesday July 17, 19-23 SJe .H rvlce Burr Oak, Kan. 785-647-6851 I I I I I I I I IIII I ~1 II II IIIII i iiiiii ii i I IIIIII I I i lalcom Ser jCl ) Supports the Jewell County Threshing Bee Jewell County Fair Mankato, Kan. 78~-a78-3942