* West Street Project, TE-20 at 70

Posted on June 30th, 2016 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.


14 Fergusons on West Street

14 Fergusons on West Street and a Wilson's van

You all must have seen these photos, posted on this website a number of years ago? They have also been in the Sheffield papers and on the FOFH forum. It shows 14 Ferguson Tractors outside the Samuel Wilson & Son LTD office on West Street, one of the main roads into the centre of Sheffield. Looking at the tractors we think the photo was taken in 1448-49 ish as the tractors all have closed front wheels. At that time there is no way one company would have sold 14 tractors at once. The conclusion we’ve made is that the picture was a publicity stunt to attract attention to the tractors and the dealer selling them.

This year sees the 70th year (1946) since the TE-20 tractor started production, the 80th year since the Ferguson A or Ferguson Brown started production and the 60th year since the FE35 (later the MF35) was introduced. A group of us that meet regularly thought it might be a good idea to celebrate the above anniversaries. Although the dealership on West Street has long gone the building is still there. So what better celebration than trying to reproduce the line up of tractors on west street. The date Sunday 15th May 2016 was decided upon and 8am was thought a good time to gather before the rest of the city woke up.

WEST STREET LINEUP

WEST STREET LINEUP ABOVE

We where very lucky that on the day that the grandson of the original owner was able to attend bringing with him the original pictures taken nearly 70 years ago.

WEST STREET FRED

We were also joined on the day by one of the sales men and one of the mechanics who used to work at company.

WEST STREET-8

WEST STREET-6

Here is a you tube video of the day. Thanks to Peter for getting up early to capture the event on film.



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