B.F. Avery history and toy story | TheFencePost.com

B.F. Avery history and toy story

Pictured is a 1942 General owned by Ron McLaughlin of Hillsboro, Ohio. Avery, Cletrac and Massey-Harris marketed the tractor. Manufactured by Cletrac, it later became the Model A in the Avery sales line following a little metal work and some upgrades.

The annals of American farm tractor history are filled with companies that rose to prominence, but quickly faded during the 20th century. American agriculture flourished as the result of the entrepreneurial spirit of those who developed tractor manufacturing. The founders of these companies were ordinary individuals with extraordinary ideas willing to invest time and resources in their innovative ideas. And while countless companies failed, often times the creative engineering contributed to further successes in farm tractor manufacturing, all to benefit the American farmer.


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