Museimpresa, the Italian association of corporate archives and museums, encompasses over 100 museums and archives operated by small, medium and large Italian businesses.
The SAME Museum and the SDF Historical Archive have been members of Museimpresa since 2010.
With around 10,000 units built at the Deutz plant in Cologne, the F1M 414 was the best-selling tractor in Germany in the second half of the 1930s. An extraordinary success for this small tractor which contributed significantly to mechanising farms in the country.
For many farmers in Northern Italy, September is synonymous with intense work in the rice paddies.
Cultivated by mankind for thousands of years, rice is one of the most important resources for the global economy, and plays a fundamental role in feeding poorer populations.
The evocatively named Centauro, built as 55, 60 and 65 HP variants, was instrumental in a period of remarkable growth for SAME. Let's take a detailed look at the Centauro on display at the SAME Museum and discover all the unique mechanical features which made it a favourite of farmers
House organs, or company newspapers and magazines, have played a fundamental role in how businesses communicate and promote awareness of their activities. They are an invaluable resource for tracing the history of our country and, as such, are kept safe for future use in company archives.
Agriculture at the start of the twentieth century was still almost entirely reliant on manpower and draft animals. The farmer's two trusty allies, the ox and the horse, had very different capabilities and characteristics. In the photographs of the Historical Archives, you can see them at work alongside the first
The oldest tractor preserved at the DEUTZ-FAHR Museum in Lauingen is the MTH 222: this was the first Deutz tractor with a diesel engine and the first tractor to be mass-produced at the Deutz plant in Cologne.
The undisputed star of the SAME museum is the 40 HP Trattrice Cassani tractor from 1927, a machine considered a landmark in mechanised agriculture because of the ground-breaking innovation it introduced to the market: its diesel engine. Designed by the brothers Francesco and Eugenio Cassani, this machine won the competition
This time of the year, when the fields are painted in vivid yellow by rapeseed blossom like the work of an artist, is the perfect opportunity for us to show you a collection of recently discovered photos catalogued and kept at the SDF Historical Archives, featuring the SAME Silver 180,