VIDEO REVIEW

By Staff

3455 Behymer Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45245

‘The Massey-Harris Ferguson Story,’ Told by Michael
Williams, Farming Press Videos, $34.95

It was exciting to see a new video released on a subject long
ignored, but in reviewing the 55 minute video documentary, I was
disappointed. Omitted was the factory at Racine, Wisconsin, the
WWII models, and how Massey-Harris pioneered the combine and formed
the ‘Harvest-Brigade’ which helped feed the U.K. during the
war.

A film clip of a 1953 promo was shown depicting the 1946 line of
Massey-Harris tractors. Omitted were the history of the
Massey-Harris Ferguson merger, the two tractor divisions and models
from ’46-’58. This is like doing a history on the United
States omitting the Civil War, Reconstruction and Teddy Roosevelt!
There was no mention of ‘Wild Harvest-Massey Collector
News’.

Quality of the product was excellent, as was the photo and
historical content. The narration by Michael Williams is easy to
follow and listen to, but the $35.00 price tag seems high.

Maybe another ‘Massy-Harris Story Part II’ could be done
by Farming Press Videos, filling in what is left out.

In any event, ‘the Massey-Harris Story’ is GOOD and
worth having in your library.

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