Allis-Chalmers

Pioneer Power- Chapter 1

I recently acquired a book published by Allis-Chalmers in 1942. This book covers the history of the firm and products since 1847. Instead of scanning this book, which could damage it, I will transcribe each chapter in a series of blog posts. Forward: The following pages tell a story about this company's growth that covers… Continue reading Pioneer Power- Chapter 1

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

Allis-Chalmers

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

Allis-Chalmers

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