1981 Hesston buckle was the seventh edition of Rodeo Series. This is
the Eighth limited Collector's Buckle, 7th cowboy classic rodeo edition.
The buckle is stamped on the back "Commemorating the 8th annual network
telecast from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sponsored by Hesston Corporation
and participating Hesston Farm Equipment Dealers". The front has
"National Finals Rodeo" and Hesston in large letters, with two cowboys
doing a team roping event. 3½" x 2½" (88mm x 64mm) for up to a 1½"
(38mm) belt. Brass color, oval shape.
Hesston buckle was developed by a farming implement manufacturer called
the Hesston Company out of Hesston, Kansas (and later bought out by
AGCO, a German based company named AGCO Corporation founded on June 20,
1990 with its headquarters just outside Atlanta, Georgia. AGCO bought
out the Hesston Company of Hesston, Kansas but retained its brandname