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My New AC Find

I like to scour  Ebay, Craigslist, antique stores, and classified ads to get my hands on Allis-Chalmers memorabilia. I happened to find this neat acquisition on Ebay. It is a short history about the company and the products that it made. I was glancing through it and found this letter in the back of it,… Continue reading My New AC Find

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AC Complex Rebuilt

I Found this article in the Milwaukee Journal that talks about the rebuilding of the Allis-Chalmers factory grounds. It seems demolition got underway shortly after the bankruptcy in 1987. The pictures below are more recent pictures of the former West Allis Works. The buildings that are left gives you an idea of just how big this place… Continue reading AC Complex Rebuilt

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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

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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

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Allis-Chalmers and the Panama Canal Construction

Soon after the construction of the Panama Canal was commenced the Isthmian Canal Commission bought from the Allis Chalmers Company the first stone crushing plant used in the production of crushed stone for concrete work. This plant consisted of one No. 8 Style "K" and two No. 5 Style "K" Allis-Chalmers "Gates" Crushers, and the necessary auxiliary… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers and the Panama Canal Construction

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Directors of the Allis-Chalmers Co. 1901

The Official Staff of the Allis-Chalmers Company. The following is a completed list of the directors and officers of the Allis-Chalmers Company, whose head office is in the Home Insurance building, Chicago: Directors—William W. Allis. chairman, Milwaukee: W. J. Chalmers, Chicago: Elbert H. Gary, William A. Read and Cornelius Vanderbilt, New York, for three years; Charles Allis,… Continue reading Directors of the Allis-Chalmers Co. 1901