Discussion in 'Pictures and video' started by Bog Man, Sep 29, 2013.
Pic Arc Welder was advertised for years in the Farmers Journal and he sold them from his house in Terenure . They were Â£59-10-0 . Fergus road is off the N81 in Terenure near Eddie rockets and the Library.
Nice brochures there Bog Man, they are worth a good few quid ;)
keep them coming :thumbup2:
Those Pickhill Bantam welders must be a good tool, I know a few locally that are still in use.
were they oil cooled, we have 1 somewhere that looks very like it
bog man would you have bought some of them new and used them?
Log Book for my fathers TVO Fordson
By January 1950 it had 3551 hours on it .
By May it had 4077 hours on it
But it needed a bit of work done on it
Paddy Morrisey a brother of Dan Morrissey Sand and Gravel had a steam engine and treshing mill . The steam engine had a leaky boiler so my father supplied the tractor in partnership to go round and drive the mill. There was fuel rationing so he kept track of all fuel and hours . Many of these people are still our neighbours in one form or another .
The oil change was at 50 hours and it frequently got new spark plugs and other consumables . Like new tyres and even new wheel rims and the cylinder head cracked . It got a new head at one stage because the old one was in the scrap when I was a child .
Weldrite was owned by Gordon Brickenden still alive and well and living near Limerick .
They manufactured ...
The wheels of commerce did not always travel smoothly.
Can see the Bog Man humour in that letter alone ;)
Like father, like son....
Love that the handbrake was an option back then!!
Luckily he opted for the handbrake because when the oil seal leaked it was the only braking option .
He also opted for the raised PTO and the Auto clutch release was a waste of space . It was meant to activate the clutch if you hit a stone .
how would the allowence on the ferguson for the new tractor compare in todays terms percentage wise, dont want to side line this.
cab if fitted, did they allow u to fit it urself for less?
The TE 20 was 10 years old and made 1/6 of the price of the new Major . The rail charge of Â£11 is interesting as a lot of transport was done by rail .
The first Ford my father had was IC 3020 and the second one was IC 6040 .
Interesting to see the raised PTO, we went through a lot of Majors here and none had it. It was because Majors PTO speed was around 600 rpm rather than 540 if I remember correctly.
Were Stahams in Bunclody? That is a nice archive to have and well worth preserving.
Would I be right in saying he/his family live west of the Shannon?
They run a B and B near Bunratty I think . He had a big pipe bender so gave him a competitive advantage over the opposition .
Stathams had a branch in Redmond Square in Wexford.
Nashmech, you are thinking of Collier Bros in Bunclody;)