Sunday, 7 July 2013

Raymond Bros invent 'The Rake'

Welcome to another significant moment in the history of Raymond Bros - the design and production of 'The Rake'.

This invention would be placed on the front of the tractor. It was then used to push all the roots, branches, sticks and leaves into piles, after the clearing had taken place.

The Rake - designed and built by former Blacksmith, W R 'Sonny' Raymond. 

Both sons, Ron and Les, soon became proficient at using 'the Rake' as an attachment to their tractors.
This is Ron's turn.

Ron Raymond in front of 'The Rake' - note his famous penknife in its leather pouch on his belt.

Now, Les takes his turn for a 'Smoko'.

Les Raymond in front of 'The Rake' - a well earned break!