This booklet relates to the Sydney Based Engineering Company Howard Auto-Cultivators Ltd. This company produced tractors and rotary hoes and was one of the most important local companies to produce Australian made agricultural equipment. Howard Auto-Cultivators Ltd. was based in Moss Vale New South Wales before moving to Northmead in western Sydney. It was also a family owned business whose workforce moved from Moss Vale to Northmead en masse and as a result Howard Auto-Cultivators Ltd. played an important role in the development of the suburb.
This object is significant in its reflection of developments in agricultural technologies in Sydney, New South Wales and also in its relationship to other objects already held in the collection. Manuals relating to locally produced technologies such as this Howard rotary hoe were produced in very limited runs making them extremely rare and a highly sought after resource for anyone interested in the care, maintenance and history of the company.