New Holland History on Display

Cindy ZimmermanMachinery, New Holland, Video

New Holland HistoryThe recent New Holland Media Days featured a visit to the New Holland Historical Society Museum. The museum features a permanent exhibit of historical items of the New Holland company, including photos of company founder Abe Zimmerman, and interesting items like this battery box for a New Holland Hit or Miss Engine.

New Holland’s agricultural heritage also is responsible for making the town’s name known around the world for its farm equipment. Abe Zimmerman, a 26-year-old village tradesman in 1895, opened a machine repair shop. Zimmerman’s New Holland Machine Shop introduced a portable feed mill in 1899 and went on to produce other farm equipment innovations aimed at reducing a farmer’s labor. Throughout the 20th century, New Holland Machine Shop was purchased by several companies such as Sperry-Rand and Ford.

New Holland’s Bret Lieberman and Mark Hooper welcomed the media to the museum and one of the volunteer members of the Historical Society was on hand to talk about the exhibit and how it has come together. Here’s a short video clip from our visit you might enjoy.

You can find lots of photos from the event here: New Holland Media Days 2015 Photo Album