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Advertisements for Gibbs dating back to World War Two, illustrating how even basic items were difficult to obtain.

A Massey Harris Tractor pulling a trailer loaded with bales.

During World War II, much more land was brought into cultivation in order to feed the population when imported food became almost impossible to get. The firm was kept busy, often working into the evening, with everyone from craftsmen to office girls helping to unpack and assemble the vast quantity of crates filled with agricultural machinery which arrived from America as part of the Lease Lend Scheme.

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