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Harrison, McGregor and Co

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On view at Tiverton Museum
On view at Tiverton Museum
1892. Grinding Mill.
1894 The Albion root cutter was added to the product range. Image shows David Mitchell carefully restoring one.
1897. No. 7 Albion mower.
Image courtesy of Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Surrey
Image courtesy of Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Surrey
Image courtesy of Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Surrey
February 1899.
September 1902.
1903. One horse manual reaper.
One horse manual reaper..
1903. No. 9 Mowing machine.
January 1906.
January 1906.
December 1908.
1930s. Binder. Exhibit at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL).
1935. Albion Mower.
1951. "Albion" Grain and Fertiliser Drill.
Advertising sign for Albion Harvesting Machines.
Albion Chaff Cutter.
Albion Corn Grinder.
Albion One Horse Manual Reaper.
Albion One Horse Manual Reaper.
Harrison McGregor and Co original iron bench.
Harrison McGregor and Co tool bench.
Albion Mower in New South Wales.

of Albion Ironworks, Leigh.

Albion harvesting machines became one of the two or three leading brands in Britain during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Henry Harrison and Alexander McGregor formed a partnership in 1872. The first Albion implements they produced were mowing machines.

1873 Company established by Henry Harrison, Alexander McGregor and George Rich.

1889 Exhibited in 1889 Royal Agricultural Show.

In 1894 reapers and binders were added to the product range. In addition the firm made barn machinery – oat crushers, root and chaff cutters, feed mills. Potato harvesters and planters were later additions to the range. After the First World War production of barn machinery declined, to be replaced by rakes, swath turners and drills for horse and tractor power.

1914 Employees 1000. [1]

c1933 Oil seed cake breaker exhibit. [2]

WWII Worked with Associated Automation on agricultural machinery

1946 Became Harrison, McGregor and Guest

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. Museum of Country Life at Exmouth