Additional help at harvest time from the dealers

In the 1950s and early 1960s when farmers were changing their harvesting systems and there a number of difficult harvests, implement dealers were aware of the need to ensure that they had sufficient stock of new machines. In 1954 and 1960 we find such dealers advertising additional stock, and encouraging farmers to buy second hand machines. They include A. & J. Bowen & Co., Ltd, Markinch and John Doe Ltd, Errol:


Owing to the difficult harvest conditions we have taken into stock some extra McCormick P. D. Binders, B.45 pick-up balers, B.64 straight-through combines.

Phone Markinch 266/7

A & J. Bowen & Co., Ltd, Markinch” (Dundee courier, 15 September 1954)

“John Doe Ltd, agricultural engineers and implement dealers Errol, near Perth. Telephone: Errol 213.

Make a difficult harvest easy by investing in one of our seasonal bargains

Massey 735 combine, cut only 150 acres £150

International B64 combines. Engine drive, choice of 3, £100, £185, £225

International B45 baler with diesel engine £325

Masset 6ft power drive binders, choice of 2 £95

S/H tractors

1957 International B250 tractor £310

1950 Ferguson V.O. tractor £160” (Oban times, 13 August 1960)