Photographer's Note

On Saturday we visited an area near Bow in Mid Devon where an event had been organised showcasing old farm machinery in action.
Both the tractor and plough in this shot are approaching 100 years old having been imported from USA in 1918 on a lease lend scheme in order to help rebuild the UK farming industry.
They have been lovingly restored by the tractor driver in this shot.

A little more info on the tractor:

Introduced in late-1915, the Titan 10-20 was one of International harvester's first small tractors, suitable for the average American farm. When Henry Ford brought out the mass-production Fordson tractor and undercut the prices of every other make, the Titan 10-20 became one of International's main weapons in the "tractor wars". By making major price reductions and throwing in free plows, International was able to remain reasonably competitive with the Fordson until the company had time to develop more modern tractors.

In 1916 a new titan tractor would set you back $950

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