Scope and Content

Consists of advertising and servicing publications of agricultural engineering firms, mainly for harvesting machinery. Firms include The Ann Arbor Machine Co, John Blake Ltd, Fisher Humphries and Co. Ltd, William Foster and Co. Ltd, Hamson, McGregor and Co. Ltd, International Harvester Co, H. Leverton and Co. Ltd, Marshall, Sons and Co. Ltd, Massey-Harris Co. Ltd, H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd, Minneapolis-Moline Power Implement Co, New Holland Machine Co. Ltd, G. C. Ogle and Sons Ltd, Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies Ltd, Sunshine Harvester Co. Ltd and Tullos Ltd 1930's - 1950's

Administrative / Biographical History

Premises were located at Government Building, Coley Park, Reading, Berkshire. The Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food became part of The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in June 2001.

Access Information

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Material deposited as a gift November, 1974 T74/15


Compiled by Zoe Watson, March 2004

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

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