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Folder 13: 1944-1945 Harvest Brigade...keyed to the wartime harvest emergency

This pamphlet explains America's dwindling food stock in 1943 and how "Massey-Harris foresaw the critical situation of the 1944 harvest - a record crop production with too few men and combines to handle the vast acreages." Recognizing the seriousness of the situation the government approved the plan for a Harvest Brigade (a fleet of 500 Self-Propelled Combines) that "pledged to harvest more acres with less fuel, manpower and equipment than ever before in the history of the world."

Folder 8: “6000 acres cut, and no washing machine!” by Donald Wendt, Ferguson Heritage, Issue 34

In this article, Donald Wendt takes a reader through buying an M-H 21 combine and working with the harvest brigade in 1944. This article also includes a photo of Joseph M. Tucker who was Massey-Harris vice president and United States Sales Manager who masterminded the Massey-Harris Harvest Brigade. It also includes a photograph of Judy Horsch and Lenwood Holo on the Brigade trail; re-living the operation conceived and planned by her father, Joseph M. Tucker.

Folder 22: Massey-Harris Self-Propelled Harvest Brigade Business Card & Sales Slip

The business card is for Emil, Roy, Ray, Harvest King's, Kluck Bro's, Custome Combining. According to the business card, the brothers had over 22 years of experience.

The sales slip is a blank Massey-Harris Self-Propelled Harvest Brigade sales slip no. 33671. This type of sales slip was used during the 1940s as indicated on the slip as _194.

Folder 25: "Watertown man owns first self-propelled combine in county," Watertown Public Opinion

This article is about Emil H. Kluck's self-propelled combine. It was the first combine in Codington County, South Dakota. Included in the article is a page from Emil H. Kluck's 1944 expense record book, a photograph of equipment on display, and a photograph of Emil H. Kluck's self-propelled combine.

Folders 26: Photographs

7 photocopy of unidentified photographs (undated), 1 unidentified photograph (undated), 1 photograph of Emil Kluck (1949), 1 photograph of Ray Kluck (undated), 1 photograph of Willis Borns (undated), 2 photographs of Emil H. Kluck’s self-propelled combine, the first in Codington County, South Dakota (circa 1940s).

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