The cover of the leaflet features a photograph of tractor drawn harrows and horse-drawn harrows. The use of images of both horses and tractors on the cover is interesting as this was period where horse power was being phased out, and many farmers were switching to tractor power for their work. This catalogue captures this period of change, and also shows that McKay Massey Harris were still marketing to traditional farmers as well as farmers adopting to new technology.

Within the catalogue there are a number of line drawings and description of the benefits of the Harrows, and the variety of configurations it can be used in. A testimonial from Henry Hicks, from Yarloop W.A, dated February 20th 1941 is also included. This section of the catalogue has been inserted into an earlier dated catalogue.

Page 3 features a section "The Successful Farmer Always Uses Harrows" and claims that harrows are essential in retaining soil moisture in the context of irregular rainfall and will combat soil erosion. Soil erosion is an issue within the catalogue, evident in the statement "harrowing will combat soil erosion". A detailed list of the many uses in soil and crop management is also provided. Other sections of the booklet extoll the benefits of harrows in increasing the carrying capacity of paddocks, aerating the pasture, pulverising and spreading manure, scarifying and mulching grasslands, provide a smooth surface after seed drilling.

A section of page 7 of the catalogue has been cut out.

Physical Description

Quarto sized booklet, entitled "Sunshine Harrows", 12 pages, black and yellow print, line drawings and photograph.



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