Dear Editor:

I am on vacation in Invermere from Northern Ireland and noticed the photograph of the Ferguson tractor in the March 21st issue of The Pioneer. This tractor was designed and built by Northern Ireland business man Harry Ferguson, who also built and piloted his own airplane in the first manned flight in Northern Ireland.

Mr. Ferguson designed the Ferguson three-point linkage, which was so successful on agricultural tractors for many years; and he also designed the first four-wheel drive system fitted to a car.

In Ireland these tractors are known as Grey Fergies and they feature in the many vintage truck and tractor rallies which are held annually throughout Northern Ireland.

Sam Patterson

Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland