Books written and published about Harry Ferguson

A Compilation of books written and published about Harry Ferguson,
Ferguson, Massey Harris and Massey Ferguson;

All credits to go to Mike Thorne, John Farnworth, Alan Condie and Peter Drinkwater for their work in compiling this list and validating it to the best of their knowledge, on behalf of The Ferguson Club
© The Ferguson Club August 2021

This list is not definitive and the Ferguson Club would welcome additions or edits to what we have presented here – please let the website editor know of updates

  1. A Global Corporation by EP Neufeld ; 1969 ; University Press of Toronto ; 427 pages
  2. Harry Ferguson Inventor and Pioneer by Colin Fraser ; 1972 ; John Murray publishing ; hardback ; republished by Old Pond ; paperback 1998 ; 288 pages ; ISBN 0-9533651-2-3

A list of books by John Farnworth

  1. Ferguson Implements and Accessories ; revised edition 2006 ; Japonica Press ; 223 pages ISBN 1-904686-08-7
  2. Massey Legacy Vol I ; 1997 ; Farming Press ; 399 pages, ISBN 0-85263-403
  3. Massey Legacy Vol II ; 1998 ; Farming Press ; 272 pages, ISBN 0-85236-404-0
  4. Advertising of Massey Harris, Ferguson and Massey Ferguson ; 1999 ; Farming Press ; 320 pages, ISBN 0-85236-528-4
  5. The MF500 Tractor Era ; 2010 ; Japonica Press ; 271 pages, ISBN 978-1-904-686
  6. Massey Ferguson 100 and 1000 Tractors ; 2003 ; Japonica Press ; 323 pages, ISBN 1-90468-05-2
  7. A Worldwide Massey Ferguson Industrial & Construction Equipment ; 2001 ; Japonica Press ; 309 pages ; ISBN 0-9540222-0-3
  8. A Worldwide Guide to Massey Harris, Ferguson and early Massey Harris Ferguson tractors ; 2000 ; Japonica Press ; 239 pages ; ISBN 09533737-6-2
  9. Memories of the Founding of Massey Ferguson, 1953-1958 ; 2007 ; Japonica Press ; 223 pages ; ISBN 1-9 04686-14-19
  10. Massey Harris Harvesters ; 2013 ; Japonica Press ; 339 pages ; ISBN 978-1-904686-32-3
  11. Ferguson, The Hunday Experience ; 2000 ; Japonica Press ; 378 pages ; ISBN 09533737-5-4
  12. Ferguson Advertising ; 2014 ; Herridge & Sons ; 144 pages ; ISBN 978-1-906733-62-7
  13. Working with Harry Ferguson ; 2017 ; Japonica Press ; 144 pages ;
  14. Early Massey Ferguson Implements ; 2019 ; Japonica Press ; 281 pages ; ISBN 978-1-904686-97-2

John’s (Farnworth) Personal Publications

  1. The Farnworth Masseys ; 2004 ; A substantial booklet of 41 pages – (out of print)
  2. The Evolution of Massey Ferguson Training ; A substantial booklet of 82 pages

 A list of books by Alan Condie – Published by Alan Condie

  1. The Ferguson Album ; 1st published 1990 – reprinted 1993 ; ISBN 0-907742-82-3 (hardback) ISBN 0-907742-83-1 (softback)
  2. The Fergie 20 Family Vintage Tractor Special ; 1st published 1992 – reprinted 1995,1998,2001 ; 64 pages ; A4 saddle stitched ; ISBN 0-907742-59-9
  3. Fergie 20 Implements, Accessories and Industrial Equipment. Vintage Tractor Special No.2 ; 1st published 1996 – reprinted 2002 ; 48 pages ; A4 saddle stitiched ; ISBN 1-85638-006-8
  4. Massey Ferguson 1958-82 Classic Tractor Special No.3 ; 1st published 1995 – reprinted 2002 ; 56 pages ; A4 saddle stitched ; ISBN 0-907742-92-0
  5. By Alan Condie but published by Midland Counties Publications ; Great Tractor Builders, Ferguson ; 2001 ; 96 pages ; Quarto printed paper case ; ISBN 97807-1102-8265

Other Authors

  1. The Ferguson Story ; Stuart Gibbard ; Old Pond ; 2000 ; 168 pages ; ISBN 1-903366-08-9
  2. Living Biographies, Harry Ferguson by Norman Wymer ; 1961 ; Phoenix House Ltd.
  3. Harry Ferguson ; Bill Martin ; Ulster Folk & Transport Museum ; 30 pages ; Landscape Format ; soft back
  4. Ferguson, a Farming Revolution ; Tim Bolton ; 114 pages ; softback ; Morton Books ; 2021 ; ISBN 978-1-911658-22-1
  5. Working at Masseys by Ken Tyrell ; 213 pages ; Bread Book ; 2008 ; paperback ; ISBN 0-09542112-7-8
  6. Inside Massey Ferguson – A Story of Service ; David Walker ; Farm Power Publishing ; 2011 ; 265 pages ; softback
  7. Harry Ferguson Before the Plough ; Michael Clarke in collaboration with Jack Woods ; 159 pages ; Ballyhay Books, an imprint of Laurel Cottage Books ; 57 pages ; softback ; 2009
  8. The Standard Motor Company ; Graham Robson ; Veloce Publishing ; 2011 ; 208 pages ; ISBN 1-845843-43-4
  9. Not strictly a book about Ferguson but a lot of insight into the man Harry Ferguson. ; To Make a Better Mousetrap ; a biography of Rex McCandless by R.L Jennings ; self published 2003, revised 2011 ; hardback ; 265 pages ; ISBN 978-0-9534628-4-1
  10. Traction For Sale ; Bill Munro & Pat Turner ; Earlswood Press ; 2019 ; 298 pages ; ISBN 9780993101861 ; A substantial book about the evolution of Formula Ferguson 4wd Systems
  11. Harry Ferguson, A Brief History of his Life and Tractors ; Massey Ferguson Tractors Ltd ; 1986 ; publication no. 1856772 M1
  12. The Massey Ferguson Workshop Service Manual ; Chris Jaworski ; Old Pond Publishing ; 2013 ; 206 pages ; ISBN 978-1-908397-12-6
  13. Massey Ferguson Tractors ; Michael Williams ; 1987 ; Blandford Press ; 128 pages ; ISBN 0-7137-1898-6
  14. Massey Ferguson Tractors ; Michael Williams ; 2005 ; Bounty Books ; ISBN 0-7537-1144-3 or ISBN 13-978753711446
  15. Massey Ferguson Tractors ; Michael Williams ; 1989 ; ISBN 0-85236-203-x (13, 14 & 15 above are the same books)
  16. The Big Book of Massey Ferguson Tractors ; The Complete Book of Massey Harris & Massey Ferguson Tractors, Collectibles, Sales Memorabilia and Brochures ; Robert Pripps ; 2006 ; ISBN 076032655x
  17. Ferguson, The Story Continues, an Illustrated History ; Max Smith ; AGCO ; 1998 No. 12720-0398
  18. Sixty Years of FE35 Tractor ; Stevan DT Patterson ;
  19. Seventy Years of The Ferguson TE20 ; Stevan DT Patterson
  20. The Ford Ferguson Tractor ; Stevan DT Patterson
  21. The Ferguson Black Tractor by Stevan DT Patterson
  22. Eighty Years of the Ferguson Brown Type A and Black Tractor ; Stevan DT Patterson
  23. Peter and Pauline at Hollyhock Farm ; RAE Linney ; originally published in 1951 by Harry Ferguson Ltd ; republished in 2008 ; Old Pond  ; a charming childrens book about the Ferguson TE20 ; 48 pages ; hardback ; ISBN 978-1-905523-94-8
  24. Harry Ferguson and I ; Michael Winter (HF Personal Assistant) ; self published 1995 ; paperback ; A5 ; 135 pages
  25. The Legendary LTX Tractor, The Big Fergie Story ; M Thorne published in 2000 ; originally included with a limited run of 1/18th scale models of the LTX
  26. A Rural Revolution ; J Wentworth Day ; a Harry Ferguson publication ; 1952 ; 115 pages ; softback – RARE
  27. British Tractors by Stuart Gibbard ; Herridge & Sons Ltd ; 2013 ; ISBN 978-1-906-133-52-8 ; Covers a lot of makes but a good chunk on Ferguson
  28. Ferguson TE20 Tractor 1946 Onwards, The Enthusiasts Manual ; Haynes Ltd ; ISBN 9780-85733-01-09 – currently out of print
  29. TE20 In Detail ; Michael Thorne ; Herridge & Sons Ltd ; 2006 ; 174 pages ; hardback ; phots by Andrew Morland ; ISBN 978-0-9549981-3-4
  30. Massey Ferguson 35/65 In Detail ; Michael Thorne ; Herridge & Sons Ltd ; 2014 ; photos by Andrew Morland ; ISBN 978-1-906133-53-5
  31. Massey Ferguson 100 Series In Detail ; Michael Thorne ; Herridge & Sons Ltd ; 2017 ; hardback ; photos by Andrew Morland ; ISBN 978-1-906133-76-4
  32. Massey Ferguson Tractors ; Jonathan Whitlam ; ISBN 9781445667256

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