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Collateral Damage: The Deutz-Allis 9170

I ran across this interesting article about the Deutz-Allis 9170. It was one of the first tractors made by the newly formed Deutz-Allis Corp. after the buyout of the Allis-Chalmers agricultural line. As Allis-Chalmers struggled in the 1980s the company looked to sell divisions off to stay in the black. Unfortunately, the manufacture of the… Continue reading Collateral Damage: The Deutz-Allis 9170

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Allis-Chalmers Mystery Photos

I am a volunteer at our county historical society, and we were donated a couple photos that have/may have ties to Allis-Chalmers. One photo is marked that it is an AC tractor axle. The other I am not sure of. It appears that these were both military contracted projects. I hope someone reading this will… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers Mystery Photos

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Forgotten Industrial Giant: The Allis-Chalmers Story – The American Business History Center

I stumbled across this article that was published two years ago. I know my fair share about AC, but I learned a few more facts from this article!   Our business history articles often focus on the consumer products and services industries with which we all interact – from auto companies to department stores.  Yet… Continue reading Forgotten Industrial Giant: The Allis-Chalmers Story – The American Business History Center

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Review: Lesley Blume’s “Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World”

Journalist Lesley Blume's book "Fallout" ably tells the story about how John Hersey and the New Yorker navigated government censorship and political opposition to publish Hersey's "Hiroshima," a foundational work in later movements to prevent nuclear war. Source: Review: Lesley Blume's “Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World”

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A postcard written by the Titanic’s wireless operator could sell for up to $15,000

An original postcard written by a crew member of the Titanic just weeks before it sank is about to be auctioned off for up to $15,000. The rare collectible was written by Jack Phillips in March 1912 to his sister, Elsie, days before the Titanic was set for its sea trials and weeks before it… Continue reading A postcard written by the Titanic’s wireless operator could sell for up to $15,000

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Allis-Chalmers B-210 Project

Allis-Chalmers B210 from advertising material(Courtesy of SimpleTrACtors.com) After many years I've finally started another Allis-Chalmers restoration project. This tractor is a little smaller--and it's yellow instead of orange! This is a late 1960s Allis-Chalmers B-210 lawn tractor. The tractor itself is in good shape, but the Briggs & Stratton engine needs some TLC. These were… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers B-210 Project