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Messrs Reid and Gray's Double Furrow Plough.

gno»r-'i «... ••!• '■# thi‘iMU^ i^afW I Xiihe/SSbtionß visitors to tbs’ BSthibitioh to hh Careful how they tell wlfltttbfy BhVh 1 seeh 1 id their friends on 'Tt aeetoWlthit a Mr Cocker, at expatiated at ASOfirnderable lengthWu .the ‘ merits r of BOM Wffff Cf!»y’B" i d4ablC-fih?row .plough. HtoVemarki* were reported ill the AUsiralasuxW/hnn#' r d*fe#' npoh' the unfortunate gefitfoniim'viris Wf wrath' from a., rival Mr J Hagh‘'Lennbn. This |s ho#*'the 1 wlritcr; aforesWd speakfl of the mrtttir V- ** Whert 'Mr Cooker took, his bueoHo frf^ny’ in his : confidence ; told them 1 hbWho travelled to Me&qtirhe by a cfaCip excursion : train': went to the ExevemMng Be thw* ihfyd; gave agricultural impkSnefttt s Wnd'lhachinery ’ ; His' Uttle, drOiWf ittf BiC ahgfy' pMsions he would atfr«%pl«*tim‘[hCWsrapers' which .Would devdlOWhefe' qolumps to hft idhorJ : This Which' MrUpbli Lennon calls the Ne#««dafldT>lough presume in cOn-1 seqnenCe-of iti\being the plough cbm? monly used thibaghont New Zealand), he condMmHitbbcause It u cheap, simple in construction, and -notripade Of unnecessarily Justly- materials ; while he extolr Ms ,qwn fqe h*dear, made Of expensive mafyriato*. :»nd having . various improver men^rrrhu^.whether they are- required it is np£ j for rme to 1 1 < can -only listnof names” are’ enough to scare any ordinary tiller of the -eoit ;As there is something, in ,the name of Cobkei , which' I smaCkß of wisdom, one cannot readily believe that he is such a fooi aWMc UughLennon would have ns beliobeL ‘According to Cocker, ’ or ‘ not accordingw : tb : ’ ■ Cocker, ’ are household it ia almost 1 impossible for bnyoneitoi bClieVe thait a Cocker is not an subject. And why should not this gentleman be an authority on Agricultural implements and machism Jo-He* tells- hC is ' sbi For my park*! <am Inbllnedlo take him at his Word. His judgment is well backed since it cquibideeWlth’ that of mine and that cf two friends—one a practical engineer the the jurors. Mown Reid and Gray received first for tMhrdoubletfuprow plCagh and a special commendation, which I daresay counts for iMlhin§ in'the estimation of mahy persons, especially implement makers, who»iifyto;lafl4d- to the highest ordeklohawiods' Mr thrir-exhibits/; The vagaphoil of -some j urors h&ve led people to qnesridn Ibeir honesty or-sanity, I admit, but there' is such - a consensOfWepirsrihat the verdict of the VSimplicity, durability j efficiency, econqrhy’in first cost and working nU’ ;d»a desiderata for raaohmefy and impleroentß,-and all. the,.so- ’ in the world will not compensate for the absence of one of these essential qualifications. Unfortunately, it is nbt* in ah! Exhibition building or at a show trial,, bpt .|n the .wear and tear. qf, daily use, kfeit it is possible fo .test agri* cultural implements. The fact that those who sometimes, baye |he handling of them are rfqt bveihortbened With intelligence, induces most agriculturists tq. consider simpljcifyiils {nd.qita'nonS > The 1 Ifew Zealand farmers as ( ,a body < undoubtedly belong to that y&jman class which we, are anxiqp»r 'to jsee ’in ’Vrctbria—men poaseasing and capital, and who knftKi-bbWJ to increase the productiveness oftiiheir.iand. ..Such being the case, surefyt Wnr farmers can tatse no harm in taking yqtoicoQsideration whether they do wisely according to. Mr Lennon’s atatement in insisting on. so many improvement* airOUlncreased cost . The bigVerthg of rival' imanufacturers are not therefore such an nnmized evil since thej tend to direct;; pUblic attention to manj useful articles, ,thai 'would otherwise hi fort right j ? - r

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Messrs Reid and Gray's Double Furrow Plough., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 356, 28 May 1881

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Messrs Reid and Gray's Double Furrow Plough. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 356, 28 May 1881