Who were the early dealers of Fordson tractors in Scotland?
By 1922 there was already an extensive network of dealers of Fordson tractors in Scotland. These were found throughout Scotland, but especially in the eastern counties where the largest extent of cultivated land. A number of them were already agents for agricultural implements and machines while others sold cars or were motor garages with experience of working with motor engines. For example, The Harper Motor Company described itself as Ford Motor Car dealers in 1920. Henry Alexander & Co., described itself as a motor engineer and garage. Harry K. Brown, was at Crown Garage, and a motor garage. Thomas Fairgrieve & Sons, described themselves as millwrights and engineers in 1925.
In the early 1920s authorised agents for sales and service included:
The Harper Motor Co., Ltd, Holburn Junction, Aberdeen
J. Harper & Sons, Blairgowrie
Frew & Company Ltd, The Fordson Service Depot, Princes Street, Perth
A McKercher, automobile engineer, The Ford Service Depot, Aberfeldy
Henderson Bros, service dealers, Stirling and Auchterarder
Thos Cuthbert & Son, Ward Road, Dundee
A Simpson & Son, authorised Ford dealers, Commerce Street, Montrose
H. K. Brown, authorised Ford and Fordson dealer, Raith Motor Works, Nicol Street, Kirkcaldy
Alexander & Co., Nottingham Place (off Leith Street), Edinburgh
Henry Alexander &Co., authorised Ford and Fordson dealers, Nottingham Place (off Leith Street), Edinburgh, and at Station Road, Peebles
Forrest & Scott, Carluke Motor Garage
James Martin Limited, Kirkintilloch
J. & D. Waddell, 16 Kingston Road, Kilsyth
D. R. Gordon, authorised Ford dealer, Bathgate
Thomas Fairgrieve & Sons, authorised Ford dealers, Stow
The Border Motor Co., Galashiels
Croall & Croall, Tower Garage, Hawick
T. Fairgrieve & Sons, Stow
W. R. Tullock & Son, authorised Ford & Fordson dealers, Ayre Garage, Kirkwall
William Dunnet, Son & Coy, Thurso
How many of these names do you recollect as Fordson and Ford tractor dealers in later years?