Harrison, McGregor and Co
of Albion Ironworks, Leigh.
Albion harvesting machines became one of the two or three leading brands in Britain during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Henry Harrison and Alexander McGregor formed a partnership in 1872. The first Albion implements they produced were mowing machines.
1889 Exhibited in 1889 Royal Agricultural Show.
In 1894 reapers and binders were added to the product range. In addition the firm made barn machinery – oat crushers, root and chaff cutters, feed mills. Potato harvesters and planters were later additions to the range. After the First World War production of barn machinery declined, to be replaced by rakes, swath turners and drills for horse and tractor power.
1914 Employees 1000. 
c1933 Oil seed cake breaker exhibit. 
WWII Worked with Associated Automation on agricultural machinery
1946 Became Harrison, McGregor and Guest
Sources of Information
- 1914 Whitakers Red Book
- Museum of Country Life at Exmouth