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Encyclopedia > Harry Ferguson

Henry George (Harry) Ferguson (1884-1960) was born at Growell, near Dromore, County Down in Northern Ireland, and was the son of an Irish farmer. Ferguson worked for his brother as a mechanic and pilot. He eventually founded the Ferguson-Sherman Inc., along with Eber and George Sherman. The new enterprise developed a ploughing system that incorporated a Duplex hitch system which fit the Fordson line tractors. Ferguson's new hydraulic system was first seen on the Ferguson-Brown Model A tractors. Ferguson eventually made a handshake agreement with Henry Ford so that Ford could use Ferguson's three-point hitch system on his new line of tractors (9N, 2N, and 8N). Henry Ford II, Ford's grandson, abruptly ended the handshake deal on June 30, 1947. Ferguson's reaction was a law suit demanding $340,000,000. The disagreement was settled by Ferguson in April of 1952. A year later Ferguson merged with Massey-Harris to become Massey-Harris-Ferguson Co. This merger eventually turned into Massey-Ferguson Co. Ferguson's research division went on to develop various cars and tractors, including the first Formula One 4 wheel drive car. See Ferguson Research Ltd 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image:Dromoremap. ... Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto) (French for God and my right)4 Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages none7 Main languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain MP Area  - Total Ranked... Formula One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


See also

Massey Ferguson Limited was an historically important Canadian agricultural equipment manufacturer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This is a list of people on the postage stamps of the Republic of Ireland, including the years when they appeared on a stamp. ...

External links

  • Dromore Information
  • Unofficial Ferguson site
  • Massey Fergsuon Tractor and Combine site
  • Massey-Harris-Ferguson Collection at the University of Guelph Library, Archival and Special Collections

[1] The Harry Ferguson Engineering Village at the Universiy of Ulster, Jordanstown, N.Ireland


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