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  1. Bog Man

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    Class Brochures
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    Pic Arc Welder was advertised for years in the Farmers Journal and he sold them from his house in Terenure . They were £59-10-0 . Fergus road is off the N81 in Terenure near Eddie rockets and the Library.
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    Nice brochures there Bog Man, they are worth a good few quid ;)
     
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    keep them coming :thumbup2:
     
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    Those Pickhill Bantam welders must be a good tool, I know a few locally that are still in use.:weld:
     
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    were they oil cooled, we have 1 somewhere that looks very like it
     
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    bog man would you have bought some of them new and used them?
     
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    Log Book for my fathers TVO Fordson
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    By January 1950 it had 3551 hours on it .
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    By May it had 4077 hours on it
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    But it needed a bit of work done on it
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    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 .
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    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 .
     
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    Weldrite was owned by Gordon Brickenden still alive and well and living near Limerick .
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    The wheels of commerce did not always travel smoothly.

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    Can see the Bog Man humour in that letter alone ;)

    Like father, like son....
     
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    Love that the handbrake was an option back then!!
     
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    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 .
     
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    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?
     
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    The TE 20 was 10 years old and made 1/6 of the price of the new Major . The rail charge of £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 .
     
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    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.
     
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    Would I be right in saying he/his family live west of the Shannon?
     
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    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 .
     
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    Stathams had a branch in Redmond Square in Wexford.
    Nashmech, you are thinking of Collier Bros in Bunclody;)
     

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