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!
We're on week 3 of 52 for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge, and tonight's post is about my favorite photo. My family has a long tradition of farming. My Great-Great-Grandpa Johann Frederick came to America from Prussia in 1869 and settled on 80 acres of land in Sugar Island, Wisconsin. He farmed… Continue reading Week 3: Favorite Photo
Grandpa and his BF Avery A tractor I remember visiting Grandma and Grandpa Frederick's house as a kid and Grandpa would dig out the photo albums. We would go through and he would tell a story about certain pictures--I wish I could remember them all! There was one album with pictures of tractors, equipment and… Continue reading Grandpa’s Tractors
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
For those of you operating a Allis-Chalmers Roto-Baler, this manual will be very useful for setup and maintenance of your machine. This manual covers details of all machines prior to serial number 68402.
Farm Machinery and Equipment-1921 (pgs 26-32)
Who does not enjoy a tall glass of cold milk, a slice of handcrafted cheese, or fresh butter smeared over toast? These,among other dairy products, are well-known commodities made in Wisconsin. Despite California's clamor for recognition, Wisconsin is the original and will remain the dairy state! I have been to other parts of the U.S.… Continue reading Cheese in Dairyland
Allis-Chalmers introduced its "D" series tractors in 1957, starting with the D-14 and D-17. In 1959 the company added the D-10 and D-12 tractors to the line-up, essentially replacing the model "CA" and "B" tractors. The D-10 and D-12 were identical in size and horsepower (about 30 hp), the only difference was wheel spacing. The… Continue reading The III Series of the D10 & D12
As a follow-up to my previous post, I found this picture of my Grandpa, Kenneth Frederick, milking cows. This picture was taken for a story published in a dairy booklet in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Dairy farming has been a long tradition in my family ever since the Fredericks came to America in the 1870s (my brother and I are the first on our branch to break tradition). It is extraordinary to think how much farm mechanization has changed in 140 plus years my family has been in this country. Our… Continue reading History in the Barn