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David Brown
By 1873 David Brown was a specialist in gear systems and expert at machine cut gears, the company moved to Huddersfield in 1902. David Brown, grandson of the founder David Brown, became managing director of a much enlarged company in 1931 which had interests in America and Australia. Teaming up with Harry Ferguson in 1936, the Ferguson-Brown tractor. Ferguson's partnership with Fordson tractors soured the arrangement with David Brown who then launched their own tractor in 1939 that was adapted for use with the Royal Airforce during World war Two. David Brown bought Aston Martin in 1947, Lagonda in 1948 and Tickford in 1955. David Brown tractors sold out J.I. Case in 1972, the David Brown family sold its stake in the business in 1990. David Brown still manufactures heavy transmissions.
David Brown Cropmaster Tractor front
David Brown Cropmaster Tractor 1950. The Cropmaster was an evolution of the the 1939 VAK1 Tractor, the first such vehicle for David Brown. The VAK1C Cropmaster was sold from 1947 to 1954. At the same time David Brown branched out into car manufacture, purchasing both Aston Martin and Lagonda in 1947.
Aston Martin
Lagonda Cars
Coachwork: Tickford
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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