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  • Horse and Buggy
    Image       Hana Down and son John in the buggy in 1920(circa) with Will her husband walking away at HiHolm Farm , Orland
    Image     Hana Down and son John in the buggy in 1920(circa) with Will her husband walking away at HiHolm Farm , Orland
  • Tractor and Combine 1940's
    Image       Wesley Down is driving a McCormick Deering 10-20 Tractor pulling a combine with his father, Arthur on board. Note the combine was the first modern ones in the area
    Image     Wesley Down is driving a McCormick Deering 10-20 Tractor pulling a combine with his father, Arthur on board. Note the combine was the first modern ones in the area
  • Tractor and Binder
    Image       McCormick Deering 10-20 tractor driven by Wesley Down pulling a binder which cuts and binds wheat. The binder was invented in 1850 and was used until mid 20th century. Man at back of binder (just see his straw hat) assumed to be his father, Arthur. Picture has been colourized
    Image     McCormick Deering 10-20 tractor driven by Wesley Down pulling a binder which cuts and binds wheat. The binder was invented in 1850 and was used until mid 20th century. Man ...
  • Installing Hip Roof
    Image       Replacing a peak roof with a hip roof to increase storage area. Note belt driven saw in foreground. This would have been driven by a tractor, in in view.
    Image     Replacing a peak roof with a hip roof to increase storage area. Note belt driven saw in foreground. This would have been driven by a tractor, in in view.
  • Harvesting fire Wood 1940's
    Image       Wesley Down is hauling in a load of logs cut on the family farm for the use as fire wood in the 1940's. Photo has been colourized..
    Image     Wesley Down is hauling in a load of logs cut on the family farm for the use as fire wood in the 1940's. Photo has been colourized..
  • Tractor pulling a Fox wagon harvester
    Image       Fred is pulling a Fox wagon harvester. The wagon has a conveyer belt in the bottom to allow the grain to be moved out of the wagon mechanically.
    Image     Fred is pulling a Fox wagon harvester. The wagon has a conveyer belt in the bottom to allow the grain to be moved out of the wagon mechanically.
  • First load of hay
    Image       First hay crop of the season being brought in June in the early 1940's
    Image     First hay crop of the season being brought in June in the early 1940's
  • Fox harvester wagon
    Image       The Fox harvester wagon had a conveyer belt system in the bottom allowing to mechanical transfer the grain to a long conveyer belt system to fill a silo. Note opening with a screw mechanism at the lower front of the wagon. Used at the farm through the 1950's and 60's
    Image     The Fox harvester wagon had a conveyer belt system in the bottom allowing to mechanical transfer the grain to a long conveyer belt system to fill a silo. Note opening ...
  • Loading a Hay Wagon in the 1930's
    Image       Wesley and Fred Down harvest hay in the 1930's. Fred went on to study art in Mexico and painted from 1939 -1950. He eventually gave up art to take over the family farm. There is a oil painting of his which was inspired by this photo, see reverse. This photo ...
    Image     Wesley and Fred Down harvest hay in the 1930's. Fred went on to study art in Mexico and painted from 1939 -1950. He eventually gave up art to take over ...
  • Blowing grain into a Silo
    Image       Tractor (McCormick Deering 10-20) belt running a blower to blow hay into a silo. The two men are feeding hay into the blower. Taken in the 1940's. Photo has been colourized
    Image     Tractor (McCormick Deering 10-20) belt running a blower to blow hay into a silo. The two men are feeding hay into the blower. Taken in the 1940's. Photo has been ...
  • Off To School
    Image       12 year old Fred Down being driven to school by older brother Wesley using a Essex car. The Essex was the most popular car in the Brighton area during the 1920's.
    Image     12 year old Fred Down being driven to school by older brother Wesley using a Essex car. The Essex was the most popular car in the Brighton area during the ...
  • Winter Fire Wood Collection 1940's
    Image       Arthur and Wesley Down his son harvesting logs on the family farm to be used as fire wood
    Image     Arthur and Wesley Down his son harvesting logs on the family farm to be used as fire wood
  • Motorized Fox Harvester Wagon
    Image       Wesley Down has taken a cab over Ford truck bought from Superior Propane and mounted a Fox harvest wagon on the back. Note the tow bar. This allowed him to tow the harvest wagon behind another piece of equipment to go work at another farm. The visited farmer would then ...
    Image     Wesley Down has taken a cab over Ford truck bought from Superior Propane and mounted a Fox harvest wagon on the back. Note the tow bar. This allowed him to ...
  • Metal Sided Hog Barn
    Image       Dry Shed and hog barn at HiHolm Farm Lot 27 Concession Rd 3 Orland, now 1029 County Rd 41 Brighton. Hogs kept in the lower cement section not visible in this photo. It was built in 1900 (circa) and is due for demolition in 2017
    Image     Dry Shed and hog barn at HiHolm Farm Lot 27 Concession Rd 3 Orland, now 1029 County Rd 41 Brighton. Hogs kept in the lower cement section not visible in ...
  • Tractor and Combine 1940's
    Image       McCormick Deering 10-20 tractor pulling a combine at Sylvan Farm owed by Wesley Down. Note the tractor has been converted from steel wheels to rubber, done as the former where banned from township roads. Photo was taken in the 1940's and shows Fred Down driving and an unknown man on ...
    Image     McCormick Deering 10-20 tractor pulling a combine at Sylvan Farm owed by Wesley Down. Note the tractor has been converted from steel wheels to rubber, done as the former where ...
  • Wesley Clement Down
    Image       Taken at HiHolm Farm, Lot 26 Concession Rd 3, just prior to his marriage
    Image     Taken at HiHolm Farm, Lot 26 Concession Rd 3, just prior to his marriage
  • 3 Men and Team of Horses
    Image       Taken at HiHolm farm lot 26, Concession Rd 3 (now 1029 Cty Rd 41)
    Image     Taken at HiHolm farm lot 26, Concession Rd 3 (now 1029 Cty Rd 41)
  • Boy Driving Tractor
    Image       Fred Down driving a McCormick Deering 10-20 tractor, the first bought for HiHolm Farm. He later would become an artist, studying in Mexico. Eventually he gave up art and took on the family farm
    Image     Fred Down driving a McCormick Deering 10-20 tractor, the first bought for HiHolm Farm. He later would become an artist, studying in Mexico. Eventually he gave up art and took ...
  • Bessie (Elizabeth) Clement Down with Shep
    Image       Bessie with the family dog Shep. Bessie was born in Scotland. Nov 28,1882-Mar 11, 1959
    Image     Bessie with the family dog Shep. Bessie was born in Scotland. Nov 28,1882-Mar 11, 1959
  • Hip Roof Barn, HiHolm Farm
    Image       Hip Roof Barn at HiHolm Farm, Lot 26 Concession Rd 3, now 1029 County Rd 41, Brighton. When built it had a peak roof some time in 1918(circa)it was converted to a hip roof to increase storage capacity.
    Image     Hip Roof Barn at HiHolm Farm, Lot 26 Concession Rd 3, now 1029 County Rd 41, Brighton. When built it had a peak roof some time in 1918(circa)it was converted ...
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