The Fleury family, led by youngest son Joseph Fleury Jr., made their mark on agricultural implement manufacturing in Canada.
The Fleury No. 21 plow was "sold Canada-wide and has helped earn its manufacturer Joseph Fleury a place in the Ontatio Agricultural Hall of Fame," according to a description from an early Fleury catalog.
Joseph Fleury Jr.'s Aurora Agricultural Works is depicted on an 1880 Citizens Insurance Co. map now in the collection of the Aurora Museum.
Joseph Fleury Jr. founded the Aurora Agricultural Works in 1859 in Aurora, Ontario, Canada.
This page from Joseph Fleury Jr.'s order book reveals a brisk business, despite the economic stagnation of the mid-1870s in Canada.
The Fleury No. 8 was said to be particularly effective "on new and uneven ground." Here, it is shown with couler and plain share. Furrows were eight to 11 inches wide and up to eight inches deep.
The Fleury No. 13 was marketed as "doing its very best work in stubble and fallow in all soils." Its furrows were seven to 10 inches wide and up to seven inches deep.