I put together a small exhibit in the display case at work. It feels great to get this stuff out again, and maybe I will get someone else interested in AC!
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West Allis Works Building Directory
I've assembled a list of the buildings at the WAW that I was able to find. A big thanks to the West Allis Historical Society! If you have not been to the West Allis Historical Society, I highly recommend you pay them a visit to see more of their AC collection.
Better By Design: A Century of Allis-Chalmers Tractors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HlYucCMCQw Wow, what a fun experience speaking at the West Allis Historical Society fall banquet about Allis-Chalmers tractors. I met a few people with some great stories about the company. I had a great time preparing my presentation and sharing it. So, I thought ahead and recorded the event for you, my follower, to hear. I also linked… Continue reading Better By Design: A Century of Allis-Chalmers Tractors
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
Workers’ Reaction to AC Sale
MKE Sentinel April 5, 1985
Allis-Chalmers WAW Office Buildings
The Allis-Chalmers West Allis Works office buildings on S.70th Street.
Allis-Chalmers Foundry Article
Farm Machinery and Equipment-1921 (pgs 26-32)
Guide to the West Allis Works
Here is a souvenir booklet from the Allis-Chalmers West Allis Works circa 1950 (click the photo below).
Memories from the Allis-Chalmers Proving Grounds
Allis-Chalmers tractors and implement prototype units were designed, built, and then tested at the company proving grounds. The units were put through hell at the proving grounds; scenarios that the machine would hardly experience on the farm. Test tractors were abused around the clock for quality assurance. Engineers conducted field tests on grounds or on… Continue reading Memories from the Allis-Chalmers Proving Grounds
Allis-Chalmers in 1922
ALLIS-CHALMERS MANUFACTURING COMPANY Of the various products associated with the name of Allis-Chalmers and upon which the reputation of that company has been built, several of the principal lines of machinery owe their early development to the companies which united to form that organization. In the year 1901 the Allis-Chalmers Company was organized through a consolidation of the… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers in 1922