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I have been searching a long time and I finally read something about a hay press that my dad has. I'm sorry that I don't register but I'm a girl and I don't know too much about farm equipment. I'm wondering if you can help me out. My dad has this old hay press. He says he is going to take it to the metal place and destroy it if he can't find out any information about it. It was my great grandpas and my dad is in his 80's so you can imagine, it is old. It doesn't work, but he wants to know if anyone has any information on this. I think it says it's from Richmond, Indiana, and it has Robinson on it. My dad would be so greatful if someone would know anything about this.

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This link will give you a little information & history on the Robinson Co., though nothing about the hay press.

http://www.indianahistory.org/HBR/bu...e_robinson.pdf
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DON'T let him do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......
First look here and tell me if it looks like THIS one:

http://www.rosholtthreshermen.com/7209.html

When I was seeking information on that one I called the historical society in the county where they were built and got some nice information from them....... .......but nothing about the one above.
ONE PHOTO would answer a lot of questions.......

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Hello,
YES WE ARE INTERESTED! And don't think for a second that being a "girl" would preclude you from being allowed to ask questions or speak your mind here on this forum! We have some very nice, knowledgeable women, who are collectors of old iron, here on this forum!

I looked in my reference books and I have a book by Alan C. King called
Monograph #5 Hay Presses & Balers 1901-1948. There are 2 pages in this book showing various plates of advertising for Robinson hay presses. If, after looking at this info, your father decides to "liquidate" this hay press, I hope he sees fit to pass it onto a collector so it can be put back to good use educating the "modern" generation about farming in the "good old days".





Notice, that Mr. King placed dates of publishing next to each plate.

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Here are a few scans from a catalog that I recently purchased. The comments in the back from customers are in 1901 so I am assuming that it is a 1902 catalog.
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I'm the girl from Nebraska asking about the Robinson hay press. I just wanted to thank you guys for your replies. My dad's hay press is a little different, so it must be in between the years you sent me. I have pictures I could send you if you all are interested in seeing them and I sure do appreciate the help. Thank you, go cornhuskers. Carmen

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Hello,
Sure, we'd like to see these pictures. If you'd like to send them, I'd post them for you.

My email is:
richardviper@hotmail.com

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Hi I'm from Horicon WI our show in Burnett has a Robinson hay press. were going to use it this year and I'm trying to find out how fast to run it?
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Bill, common sense will dictate how fast to run it.
There has to be adequate time between plunger strokes to comfortably get the next fork full of straw into the chamber.

Besides.......it's a show.......those machines CAN eat straw quickly enough to wear you out pretty quickly.......
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