A little bit of history.

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Scooby
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A little bit of history.

Post by Scooby » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:36 am

I have received an email from Mr. Dan Deane who was employed at David Brown Tractors and he tells us of an interesting aspect of the era when DB were changing over from Implematics to Selectamatics.
I worked in the Drawing Office at David Browns (Scarrbottom) when the Selectamatic was developed/introduced. There was a contest amongst the designers/engineers to come up with a name for this and Selectomatic was thought of and the winner got a small prize.

We had the transfers for the Tractor side panels printed for production when our patents guy said stop! It appeared the winner got the name off a juke-box in the Rose and Crown! there was a quick change to single letter to Selectamatic to avoid copyright conflict.
Thanks to Dan for this. He says he will register on the Forum and recall other items of interest.
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Three is twee, four does snore, but 6 just clicks........Scooby

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DB780
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Post by DB780 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:15 am

Pleased they did, it sounds better. :D :D

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Post by Eric_T » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:50 am

What a fantastic little story, thanks Dan and Scooby!

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Post by broadsword » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:41 pm

Its right as well

http://zanesville.craigslist.org/atq/3622499434.html

Could have been worse - imagine a David Brown Wurlitzer!!!!

Cheers

Andy

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Post by Scooby » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:31 pm

broadsword wrote:Its right as well

http://zanesville.craigslist.org/atq/3622499434.html

Could have been worse - imagine a David Brown Wurlitzer!!!!
Cheers
Andy
It was always assumed that the older gearboxes were always noisy when they had done a bit of work because of the way they were lubricated. Maybe it was nothing to do with that and that it was because the people in Meltham were sticking Wurlitzers inside them.

Didn't think much to the tune though. :lol:
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Three is twee, four does snore, but 6 just clicks........Scooby

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