PIERCE

An Eire firm (still existing in 1999) based at Wexford. Models include the "Hector" and the "Jewel". This firm was started in the 1830s by James Pierce and made a variety of agricultural and forge equipment, first producing lawnmowers in 1928. Now (1999) part of the Smith Group. (See article by Andrew Hall in FHEC Magazine July/August 1999).