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My father after seeing a WC in Annapolis Maryland pulling stumps with Rubber Tires - first rubber tired tractor he had seen - decided to try to get a dealership. Went to Frank Garvey the Branch Manaer of the Harrisburg Branch. Since Allis Chalmers needed dealers my father received a dealership in Stevenson, Md. basically for Baltimore County Maryland. He sold his first WC tractor to Emerson Farms in Brooklandville, Md. Competition was very tough even then. I remember my father saying that he would sell tractors for invoice plus freight plus $ 100. Did we sell tractors. We moved WC's by the carload. When the B tractor came along it was the answer to a dream. The estates small farms, and golf courses around Baltimore were looking for something like this. We sold them by the carload without a problem. The war WWII slowed things. We could not get the equipment to sell but we did the best we could. My father never took more than a just price. Said that was enough. After the war and the strike we really lost out on many sales by just not having the equipment. However we survived and were there when the WD, the G, and the C came along. They were all outstanding machines and sold very well. The All Crop was sold by carloads. I remember having 6 around the parking lot and we would work our way around assembling the equipment. They moved out as fasz as we set them up. I was only about 15 at the time but Pop taught me what work was. He put us all to shame. We kept selling AC equipment till 62. Planted too much concrete in Baltimore County. The farms just dissapeared and so did the busiess. We closed in 1962 after years of success selling AC. Allis Chalmers offered me a job as blockman but I did not really want to take the chance of having to leave Maryland. I went into banking and recently retired after 35 years. I was successful in banking but my heart alwasy has been with the Orange. While I do not have any AC equipment - just don't have the room in a row house - I will be glad to offer any knowledge I have to anyone who keeps the name AC alive. I am very proud to be a part of this web site. Good Luck! Bill Long
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