Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Fords Selling Well in DeKalb County, Illinois, in 1917
From the October 11, 2017, MidWeek "Looking Back."
1917, 100 Years Ago.
"The firm of Dooley & Burchfield of Clare has not been exclaiming their business success of late, but let it be said that this firm has been most active. They drove back their 50th Ford to be delivered there and at the same time it might be well to say something of their tractor sales.
"The firm has sold 22 ton to 20 horsepower tractors, three 8 to 16 and one larger tractor, 15 to 30 horsepower to the J.A. Countryman farm. These tractors have all been equipped with three bottom plows and disc harrows.
Not sure about all the farm technology, but the business is doing well.
Everyone's Getting Mechanized. --RoadDog