Welcome to Legacy Quarterly, the magazine that four times a year will bring you fifty plus pages of high quality color photos and great stories. This publication fulfills a lifetime dream of showcasing the Massey Harris Ferguson brand. I hope you enjoy it as much as my small staff enjoys bringing it to you.
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  • Issue #3 was mailed on June 30 and is the combine special issue. It features the history of grain harvesting and how it related to the Massey Harris Company as well as the high quality color photography that you have come to expect. There is a special section on Australian harvesters, experimental Wallis and Ferguson combines and many other great stories. This is an issue that you won’t want to miss!

  • July marks the release of the first in a series of DVD’s. See the ad and printable order form listed under WHAT’S NEW right here on the website.

  • Issue #2 was released at the end of March and features the Massey Ferguson 1100 Series tractors. There are a few copies of collectable Issue #1 still available. They may be ordered for $10, which includes mailing. New subscribers who order before the end of April will have Issue #2 mailed to them at no extra cost.

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Issue Outtakes

Welcome to Legacy Quarterly , the magazine that four times a year will bring you 68 pages of high quality color photos and great stories. This publication fulfills a lifetime dream of showcasing the Massey Harris Ferguson brand. I hope you enjoy it as much as my small staff enjoys bringing it to you.
Legacy Quarterly News
  • LQ #52 Outtake Photos

    LQ #52 was mailed out the first week of October. The main feature was History of the Massey-Harris Company Part III. Like the first two parts, it was quite an extensive undertaking and contained many formerly unpublished photos.

    Also included was an additional lookback at some topics–suggested by readers–that were omitted from Part II. They included Massey-Harris bicycles, Cream Separators, Stoves and Kitchen Ranges, Washing Machines, Home Freezers, Stationary Engines, Rite-Way Milkers, Windmills and self-propelled Corn Pickers. All of these products were an important part of the company’s overall bottom line.

    This issue also contained a story about the Carter Historical Farm in Wood County, Ohio. The farm uses a 1930 Massey-Harris Challenger to do the bulk of the farm work. The farm staff provided many really nice photos of the farm operation and some of the animals. This is a self-sustaining, working farm that raises its own seed and breeding stock.

    Bob Sybrandy wrote an excellent history of the Ferguson-Ford lawsuit that really delved into the background of this huge court case. The article also contained many rare photos and documents.

    We also covered the 2022 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. The AGCO Company went all out to focus on the 175th Anniversary of the Massey Brand. The company brought together a group of fifteen exhibitors from all across the United States to showcase the history of Massey tractors. I was asked to display my Ferguson T0-35 tractor. As you can see from the article, the whole display was quite impressive. (photo #1)

    Lastly, LQ #52 included an article about the I-500 snowmobile race in 1974. It was written by Butch Fossell, who as a high school senior, was sponsored by Massey Ferguson to race a Ski Whiz 304T. Included were several of the old photos that Butch has saved over the years. By the way, he still has the original Massey sled.

    Don’t forget to order your 2023 Legacy Quarterly calendar. You can still get it in time for Christmas. Click here for the order form.

    Also, we have made available, wall size, reference charts–12” x 18”–from previous issues on various topics: 1) two different posters on MF Lawn & Garden tractors. 2. Dura Corporation built Lawn tractors sold by Massey Ferguson. 3. Pony tractors and accessories. 4. Ski Whiz Snowmobiles covering all models. 5. Wallis tractors. 6. Massey-Harris Stationary Engines. See ad and order form on this homepage.

    Lew Stoms, made it down to attend Jim Esbenshade’s “Golden Harvest Days” event. Sue and I were tied up trying to get some hay baled and were unable to attend. Lew was good enough to stop by our place on his way to Oklahoma and pick up a model of the “Black Combine” that Dave Nicolle had made for Jim. Dave wanted to recognize all of Jim’s hard work putting together a world class museum that would showcase the Massey brand. The photo includes from left: Lew Stoms, Barbra Esbenshade, Jim Esbenshade, Dave Link and David Hitchner. (Golden #5)

    Don’t forget to check your renewal date on the upper right-hand corner of your carrier sheet that is packed with your magazine. If you renew on time, it saves Sue a lot of extra work. Thanks, Gary

  • LQ #51 was mailed the first week of July. This is the first issue that includes a modest rate hike. (Please note the enclosed form). The heart of this issue was the extensive feature, History of the Massey-Harris Company, Part 2. It was a detailed account of the company with the second part starting in 1930–with the release of the first company built tractor, the M-H General Purpose. The feature ended in 1953, when Massey-Harris bought out the Harry Ferguson Company.

  • You can pre-order your Legacy Quarterly 2023 Calendar. They will be mailed the last week of October but to avoid being left out, you might want to consider a pre-order. We ran out last year, right after Christmas. See ad and order form here.

Issue Outtakes