History, Museums

Ghost Signs

The History Museum at the Castle posted great article on Facebook about a ghost sign found in an Appleton building being remodeled. While removing plaster from an interior wall, the building owner discovered an old advertisement painted on the building next door. This ad was painted on the exterior wall of building sometime in the late 19th… Continue reading Ghost Signs


What Blogging, Twitter, and Texting Do for the Historian’s Craft

Found this short blurb a very interesting read. New technology is proving useful for the history field. My wife got me hooked on it a few years ago, and now I try to post on a regular basis ( I would like to make them more frequent). I will be perfectly honest, I miss school.… Continue reading What Blogging, Twitter, and Texting Do for the Historian’s Craft


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


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


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


“A.C. Expediters Keep Materials Coming In”

We of Allis-Chalmers, Vol. III, No. 3, May 1943, page 4. What . . . when . . . for whom . . . and how the Company makes its products  (as explained in the last issue of "WE"), is decided by Priorities, as issued by the national War Production Board. But even though we… Continue reading “A.C. Expediters Keep Materials Coming In”