Category:Massey Harris Ferguson

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index

Massey-Harris was a major Canadian agricultural manufacturer based in Ontario, that quickly expanded overseas and became the largest agricultural company in the British Empire after its start in 1847, and developed European interests throughout the 20th Century.

The company has existed as Massey-Ferguson since 1958. They merged with The Ferguson Company in 1953, and dropped the name Massey-Harris-Ferguson five years later. The longer name was sensibly never adopted by the standard Dinky toys, even if it was probably due to impractical transfers. They are still the most popular Western tractor company today, despite a long, complicated history of financial close shaves and mergers.

They are such a prominent manufacturer that in 1996 a Canadian stamp commemorated their No. 21 Combine.