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rmtalbany

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Howard Rotavator Posters
« on: 15 December, 2019, 12:02:25 pm »
Original Howard Auto Cultivators Rotary Hoe Posters wanted

4 years ago a Howard collector in Qld let me photograph a set of laminated photocopies of late 1930s Howard promotional posters, at the time he was reluctant to allow this, but he is in a high fire risk area, so agreed it will help preserve history. now its not so funny, a few houses only several kms from him were destroyed in the recent bushfires.

the posters are a set, all with identical wide decorative border, which appears to have been a cardboard frame as part of a mounting of a photo. most have a photo descriptive caption underneath, and a catchy sales slogan across top. dated by the machines shown, old model of Twelve puts them pre-war, Four-Wheel-Drive-22 puts them later than 1936 approx.

it would be nice to have these available to display at shows etc, but as copies it would be unfair to whoever has originals to just do that, so I am asking whoever has the originals, please can you make some more and make them availalble to everybody somehow? I have asked several Howard collectors if they have any, nobody I have spoken too has ever seen them before. 1 guy has a late 1930s HAC calendar, which has several old machines photos in it, but it does not have any of these photos, nor does it have a fancy border. it is possible these 'posters' are from a different year of HAC calendar, without having the originals, or talking to somebody who knows these pictures, I have no way of knowing what they were originally published as.

here is an example, my profile pic is cut from what would seem to be either the first or the last in the set, my photograph of this poster did not get all the border, the border is even all the way around. this is the only one which is NOT a Howard product, for relevant history, read all about James Ruse elsewhere.

 as a laminated photocopy, it must be a recent product, maybe only 30 years old? they are in very good condition, they seem less than 10 years old. they were given to the owner by a friend who found them as while looking through second-hand household items in a market type stall, they would have been merely part of a heap of stuff got from a garage sale. these are so well done, there ought to several other sets all over the place, but where are they?

of course any and everything similar is also most interesting... thanks Rod.

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Re: Howard Rotavator Posters
« Reply #1 on: 13 April, 2022, 07:37:13 pm »
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Re: Howard Rotavator Posters
« Reply #2 on: 26 January, 2023, 05:48:30 pm »
Happy New Year everybody, and Australia Day seems to me like a great time to share another Poster, forum file size limits exclude sharing my full 4mb photo file here, but it is on Smokstak.

this year 2023 is 100 years since start of production of the Howard Patent Rotary Hoe, and us Howard enthusiasts ask vintage machinery collectors everywhere to please try and bring your Rotavator along to shows. some of shows and rally will be having a Howard 100 years feature display, local Howard collectors will be putting extra effort into displaying more machines.

the search for information continues, my collection of Rotavator brochures and books is constantly growing, more guys from everywhere are sharing more info, but there is still a lot we dont know. still no more clues on where the originals of these posters are. I personally now believe they are most likely not actually posters, but copied from a Howard Calendar. the most we know about that, is that they are not from the 1937 calendar. my bet is 1938.

Howard Australia are putting some effort into helping us, please visit their website, go to the '100 years' section for details.
make sure you watch the Dreadnought in action.... this was an amazing machine, the hoe blades were made of 1 inch thick steel, mounted on rotor flanges 2 inch thick. apparently only 3 were ever made, in England, it would be great to find those.

cheers Rod.

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Re: Howard Rotavator Posters
« Reply #3 on: 27 January, 2023, 04:29:09 pm »
Yes, I saw that post and replied with what might help. Good luck.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: Howard Rotavator Posters
« Reply #4 on: 22 August, 2023, 12:50:40 am »
less than a month until next big Howard Rotavators line up at Clarendon Classic show. ,,, i hope everybody nearby is polishing up their Howard to display! heres another poster/calendar picture. same deal to print, use the full size photo on Smokstak. cheers Rod.

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Re: Howard Rotavator Posters
« Reply #5 on: 22 August, 2023, 02:39:31 pm »
Itis always a huge display at the Clarendon Classic. Hopefully we will be there again this year but with other toys.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: Howard Rotavator Posters
« Reply #6 on: 10 September, 2023, 07:13:15 pm »
how good would you feel driving around the parks pruning trees with this outfit!
rare period photo of an 'Electric 22' , a moderately rare machine today.
Clarendon Classic is only 1 week away, we hoping to have 100 Howard Machines on display, latest report is its looking good, there could be more.
what Howard do you have that is a bit rare?

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Re: Howard Rotavator Posters
« Reply #7 on: 13 September, 2023, 12:29:26 am »
the original model Twelve.