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Old 06-10-2018, 10:46:51 AM
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Many years ago their were many tractor and farm equipment dealers and dealerships that dotted the landscape thru out Canada some of wich have been forgotten over time.I have been doing some research on the local dealers and dealerships around my area of the country and have only been able to find some news paper ads aswell as ads from other sources and the odd picture of some of the dealerships



J.G. Davidson at Ashgrove and Georgetown Ontario sold the Minneapolis Moline line in the area
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Floyd Marlatt at Milton Ontario sold the J.I. Case line in Milton and area
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Chisholm Motors Milton Ontario Ferguson tractors and equipment aswell as Studebaker cars and trucks
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During the 30s & into the 60s my father owned & operated Innes Motor Sales in Manchester, Ontario. At that time a rural car dealer was expected to carry a line of tractors & appliances to be competitive.

The Ford dealers had Ford tractors & the GM dealers had Frigidaire appliances. (Archer Motors in Port Perry had Pontiac, Buick cars, Frigidaire appliances & Allis Chalmers tractors.)

My father was a Chrysler, Plymouth, Fargo dealer & had John Deere tractors as well as Thor appliances.

It was not unusual for a farmer to make a convoluted deal where he traded in an old tractor & perhaps a team of horses on a new pickup, a washing machine & a JD tractor.
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During the 30s & into the 60s my father owned & operated Innes Motor Sales in Manchester, Ontario. At that time a rural car dealer was expected to carry a line of tractors & appliances to be competitive.

The Ford dealers had Ford tractors & the GM dealers had Frigidaire appliances. (Archer Motors in Port Perry had Pontiac, Buick cars, Frigidaire appliances & Allis Chalmers tractors.)

My father was a Chrysler, Plymouth, Fargo dealer & had John Deere tractors as well as Thor appliances.

It was not unusual for a farmer to make a convoluted deal where he traded in an old tractor & perhaps a team of horses on a new pickup, a washing machine & a JD tractor.


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Do you have any pictures of your fathers dealership?
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I am looking for some pictures I know I have but that will take a while. Here are pictures of the building in 1914 when it was a general store & in 1949 after a snow storm.
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W.D. Wise Palermo (Oakville) Ontario Goodison/Oliver/Cletrac
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R.W. Fox Milton Ontario Massey Harris
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I would be interested in Waterloo Minneapolis Moline tractors. Did the equipment have Waterloo decals too? My son has a Waterloo R.
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I would be interested in Waterloo Minneapolis Moline tractors. Did the equipment have Waterloo decals too? My son has a Waterloo R.
With Minneapolis Moline i think it was a era/time period thing with the Waterloo tags and decals but i could be wrong as i have seen MM's with eather just a Waterloo tag or Waterloo decals.Some early MM model's have Waterloo cast across the top of the rad and later ones had Waterloo painted or stencil across the top of the rad
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When I was a kid Dad went to Kinch and Sutton think it was Markham that might be spelled wrong remembered it as a Massey Harris dealership nobody thought to take pictures too bad.. Also there was a Gibson tractor dealer in Scarborough near my Uncle Bills home on Layton Ave.

Do you remember Newton and McCombie ? stock reports on the radio that was part of of life back then .Cheers Mike
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My late father , Ash Lorriman, was sales manager for Goodison Industries. He sold product to many of the dealerships in Ontario.
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I have found a few dealers names from local history books.


Name Company Town Dates

Ray Gearhart Oliver Donavon, Sk. 1937-?
J.J. O'Hara IH Swanson,Sk. 1910-1960s?
George Clayton Massey Harris Bounty,Sk. 1910s-?
Dolan & McAlpine IH Bounty,Sk. 1910s-?
Gilchrist & Gilchrist Cockshutt Bounty,Sk. 1910s-?
J.J. O'Hara & Sons IH Conquest,Sk. 1943-1960s-?
George Cavanaugh Massey Harris Conquest,Sk. 1910s-?
Reynolds & Sibbald Massey Harris Conquest,Sk. 1939-1950
A.R. Reynolds Massey Harris Conquest,Sk. 1950-1960s?
J.B. McRae Cockshutt, White Conquest,Sk. 1940s-1995
Bennett's Garage Case, JD, Oliver Conquest,Sk. -1948-
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J.G. Davidson at Ashgrove and Georgetown Ontario sold the Minneapolis Moline line in the area
J.G. Davidson also sold Waterloo Bronco tractors in the area
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