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Leveller for unsealed roads. Exhibit at Pearns Steam World.
March 1945.

Henry Ford set up the company Ford and Son in 1917; it later became known as Fordson. Henry had previously tried to interest the directors of the Ford Motor Co in producing agricultural machinery, but when this met with no success he set up the new company to market the tractor he had created.

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Sources of Information

  • From 1890 to the Present Day Farm Tractors by Michael Williams published in 2005 by Silverdale Books ISBN 978-1-84509-251-1
  • The Complete Encyclopaedia of Tractors by Mirco de Cet published in 2006 by Rebo International ISBN 978-90-366-1893-9
  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris