2009 North American Massey Expo

Platte County Steam & Gas Club hosts the 2009 Massey Expo in Show-Me State

Circa-1920 wooden Wallis thresher
Manufactured by the Sawyer-Massey Co. in about 1922, the wooden Wallis thresher was put through its paces at the Platte County Steam & Gas Show, threshing two loads of wheat each day. Power was supplied by a 4-cylinder Wallis Cub tractor. A disclaimer in original paint attempts to untangle this thresher’s snarled lineage: “Wallis Thresher manufactured for the J.I. Case Plow Works Co., Racine, Wis., USA, by the Sawyer-Massey Co. Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Notice: We want the public to know that the Wallis Thresher is manufactured for and sold by the J.I. Case Plow Works Co. of Racine, Wis., and is not the product of any company with ‘J.I. Case’ as part of its corporate name.”
Jerry Schleicher