Gibbs worked with the firm of David Brown from the start of Brown’s involvement with tractors in 1936. It proved to be a very successful association and Gibbs were appointed London area distributor for them in 1958. The association continued after the David Brown Tractor division sold out to Case Tractors in the 1980’s. David Brown continued to manufacture gearboxes for commercial vehicles as well as Aston Martin cars.
Left to right; David Brown (later Sir), Reginald, Sydney and Murray Gibbs.
A presentation by the director of David Brown to Donald Gibbs in 1976 in recognition of the long association of the two businesses. The tractor model can be seen in the display case at the Rural Life Centre.
An order for 73 David Brown tractors for the Greater London Council in the yard at Gibbs, Bedfont in the 1970’s. This was the largest order for tractors ever handled by the firm.