(1884 - 1960)
Born Henry George Ferguson to Ulster-Scots farming parents in County Down, Harry, as he was known, grew up to be a gifted engineer. He spent his early energies on the mysteries of flight, building one of the first-ever planes and flying it himself.
Having conquered flying, Harry turned his attentions to farm machinery and after several years of development, he and his team invented tractor linkage systems which would allow faster, better farming.
Harry Ferguson’s innovations made such an improvement in the world of agriculture that today there are clubs and societies in his honour across the globe.