Instruction and Parts Book, Howard A Series Engine and Power Unit

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 a...


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Physical Description

Booklet, 'Howard A Series Engine and Power Unit Parts and Instruction Book', paper, published by Howard Auto-Cultivators Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1940-1950

Beige covered 44 page booklet. Stapled spine. Title appears as 'Howard A Series Engine and Power Unit Parts and Instruction Book'



259 mm


195 mm


3 mm



This manual was produced for the maintenance and ordering of parts for Howard Auto-Cultivators Ltd products. They were all published by Howard Auto-Cultivators Ltd and printed in Sydney, New South Wales.

Printed by the Langlea Printery Pty. Ltd., 433 Kent St, Sydney.


Langlea Printery Pty Ltd 1946


Howard Rotovator Pty Ltd null



This booklet was donated to the Powerhouse Museum by Bruce Winley who worked for Howard Auto-Cultivators Ltd. in Moss Vale and at Northmead before leaving to work as a draughtsman with Clyde Engineering. Bruce donated this booklet to museum staff during a visit to record an oral history on his experiences working with these companies from the 1930s until the 1950s.

Bruce was also instrumental in the donation of the Clyde Engineering photographic collection to the Museum in 1984. In 2007 Bruce recorded an audio visual tape recounting his experiences at Howard Auto-Cultivators Ltd and with Clyde Engineering Ltd. for the Powerhouse Museum.

Bruce also has had an abiding interest in aeroplanes and in 1997 published a book on the DH60 Moth. He worked on aeroplanes during the Second World War and witnessed Kingsford Smith taking off from Seven Mile Beach near Gerringong on his Trans-Tasman flight.


Credit Line

Gift of Bruce Winley, 2008

Acquisition Date

29 February 2008

Cite this Object


Instruction and Parts Book, Howard A Series Engine and Power Unit 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 18 November 2018, <>


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