Class of 1979
Hart Massey took a back seat to no one when he aspired to become the biggest and best farm equipment manufacturer in what was then the British Empire. His first great success was a combined reaper-mower which became essential equipment to the great wheat farms of the west when the Canadian prairies began to realize their vast potential.
Massey arranged a merger with his principal competitor, and the new company – Massey Harris – did indeed become the largest manufacturer of farm machinery in the Empire.
Hart Massey is a fine example of the kind of man who looks carefully at his profession and figures out what is needed to improve it.