Allis-Chalmers

Allis-Chalmers Appleton Works

It is amazing what you run into when you least expect it. I just so happened to find the former Allis-Chalmers Appleton Works in Appleton, Wisconsin, last weekend. It was fate when I caught a glimpse of the  faded letters painted on the side of the factory complex. I started looking into this division of… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers Appleton Works

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Allis Playing in the Dirt

Winter is finally over, and it is starting to feel like spring! Although I am not at home anymore, my brother has kindly kept me in the loop of what is happening down on the farm. He posted some pictures of Dad on the 190XT Series III and our new (to us) Allis-Chalmers plow. Glad to see… Continue reading Allis Playing in the Dirt

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AC Farm Brochures

I have a little collection of Allis-Chalmers farm equipment brochures sitting on my bookshelf. So I thought that I would take an hour out of my day (literally) and scan just two of the dozen or so that I have. One is on the hay making equipment the company manufactured, and the other is about… Continue reading AC Farm Brochures

AC Dealerships, Allis-Chalmers

Wilde Implement- Markesan, Wis

Thousands of Allis-Chalmers dealerships, stocked with orange tractors and machinery, dotted farming communities across the U.S. at one time. Markesan, my hometown, was also home to one of these dealerships. Although they sold other farm equipment brands, Allis-Chalmers was their flagship line of equipment. Some others included, Leyland, Same, Lindsay, New Idea, and New Holland. The original… Continue reading Wilde Implement- Markesan, Wis

Museums, Projects

Museum Progress

I created an Allis-Chalmers History Museum a few months back and have been making some progress on it. Right now it is just webpage powered by Omeka.net  I am hoping that it can be a major source of information for Allis-Chalmers enthusiasts. Instead of it just being solely about tractors or other products, I am… Continue reading Museum Progress