Who were the Scottish agricultural implement makers in 1950?

In 1950 the Scottish agricultural implement and machine makers included well-established old firms, as well as others that had been around for decades. A number of new businesses had started after the end of the Second World War. The shape of the industry was changing with the ever-increasing use of tractors and the need for implements and machines to work with them. There was also an ever-increasing need to mechanise and increase efficiency in agriculture. 

The major implement and machine makers in Scotland in 1950 included the following businesses: 

Adrolic Engineering Co. Ltd, Clober Works, Clober Road, Milngavie 
Balgownie Engineering & Dairy Utensil Supplies, 631-633 George Street, Aberdeen 
Barclay, Ross & Hutchison Ltd, 67 Green, Aberdeen 
Robert Begg & Sons, Sharon Street, Dalry
William Begg & Sons, plough specialists, Tarbolton, Mauchline
J. Bisset & Sons Ltd, Greenbank Works, Blairgowrie 
B. M. B. Ltd, Hawkhead Road, Paisley 
James Bowen & Sons Ltd, 45-49 Pitt Street, Edinburgh 
J. D. Bryan, Culthill Works, Murthly, Perthshire 

Caledonian Agricultural Co. Ltd, 33-41 Brown Street, Glasgow, and 76-78 Pitt Street, Edinburgh 
Cobban of Inverurie, Union Works, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Thomas Cochran & Co., 148 Sword Street, Glasgow 
James Crichton, millwright and engineer, Turriff, Aberdeenshire 
Cruickshank & Co. Ltd, agricultural department, Denny Iron Works, Denny, Stirlingshire 

James A. Cuthbertson Ltd, agricultural engineers, Biggar, Lanarkshire
The Dairy Supply Co. Ltd, 12 Grassmarket, Edinburgh 
Dairyority Ltd, Old Fafley Mills, Duntocher, Dumbartonshire  
William Dickie & Sons Ltd, Victoria Implement Works, East Kilbride
Fleming & Co. (Machinery), 31 Robertson street, Glasgow 
P. & R. Fleming & Co., 10 Graham Square, Glasgow and Kelvin Works, Keith Street, Glasgow 
J. R. Forrester & Co., 5-9 Weir Street, Paisley 
R. G. Garvie & Sons, 2 Canal Road, Aberdeen 
Gillies & Henderson Ltd, 59 Bread Street, Edinburgh 
Eddie T. Y. Gray, Fairbank Works, Fetterangus, Mintlaw Station, Aberdeenshire  

George Henderson Ltd, 18 Forth Street, Edinburgh and Kelso Foundry, Kelso 
George Henderson, Catrine Road, Mauchline 
Hutcheon (Turriff) Ltd, agricultural merchants, Turriff 
Alexander Jack & Sons Ltd, Maybole 
Robert Kay & Son, Stirling Road, Milnathort, Kinross 
Alexander Laurie & Sons, trailer and motor body builders, Camelon, Falkirk 
L. O. Tractors Ltd, Coupar Angus, Perthshire 
James McGowan, Dechmont Welding & Engineering Works, Dalton, Cambuslang 

Kenneth Mckenzie & Sons, agricultural engineers, Evanton, Ross-shire
Mackenzie & Moncur Ltd, Balcarres Street, Edinburgh 
Marshall & Philp, 179 Union Street, Aberdeen 
The Mather Dairy Utensils Co. Ltd, 51 Newall Terrace, Dumfries 
John S. Millar & Son, 91 High Street, Annan 
A. Newlands & Sons Ltd, agricultural engineers, Linlithgow
Thomas Nimmo, Braehead, Fauldhouse, West Lothian  
A. & W. Pollock, Implement Works, Mauchline 
Ramsay & Sons (Forfar) Ltd, 61 West High Street, Forfar, Angus 
Allan W. Reid (Ayr) Ltd, Main Road, Whitletts, Ayr  
William Reid & Leys, agricultural implement makers, 8 Hadden Street, Aberdeen 
Reekie Engineering Co. Ltd, Lochlands Works, Arbroath 
A. M. Russell Ltd, Sinton Works, Gorgie Road, Edinburgh 
Ryeside Agricultural and Engineering Works, Dalry, Ayrshire 
Alexander Scott (Agricultural Engineers) Ltd, Caledonian Implement Works, St Ninians, Stirling

A. & J. Scoular Ltd, Main Street, Thornhill, by Stirling 
Scottish Agricultural Industries Ltd, Rosehall, Haddington 
Scottish Aviation Ltd, Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire 
Scottish Farm Implements Ltd, Crosshouse, kilmarnock 
Scottish Mechanical Light Industries Ltd, Scotmec Works, 42-44 Waggon Road, Ayr
George Sellar & Son Ltd, agricultural engineeers, 30 Great Northern Road, Kittybrewster, Aberdeen 

Alexander Shanks & Sons Ltd, Dens Iron Works, Arbroath 
Thomas Sinclair, engineer, Main street, Reston, Berwickshire 
Thomas Sherriff & Co. Ltd, West Barns, Dunbar 
Smith & Wellstood Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire 
Tullos Ltd, Aberdeen 
James H. Steele Ltd, “Everything for the farm”, Harrison Road, Edinburgh 
Stenson & Co., 200-204 Strathmartine Road, Dundee
Alexander Strang (Tractors) Ltd, Pipe Street, Portobello, Edinburgh 
J. & R. Wallace Ltd, The Foundry, Castle Douglas 
John Wallace & Sons Ltd, 34 Paton Street, Glasgow 
John Wallace & Sons (Ayr), Towhead works, Smith Street, Ayr
Charles Weir Ltd, Townhead Works, Strathaven.

How many of these names do you recognise? 

The photographs of makers nameplates and implement seats are from a number of rallies in Scotland from 2013 onwards.