Terre Haute Works circa 1960 (Courtesy of the Milwaukee County Historical Society) The Allis-Chalmers Corporation was once a leader in the American industrial scene. The company is probably most known for its iconic Persian Orange colored farm equipment, but that was just one speck of the more extensive line of precision machinery it made in… Continue reading There and Gone: The Short History of the Allis-Chalmers Terre Haute Works -Part I
Wabash Screen Door Co.
I recently acquired this fine piece of history! I had no idea what it was. I see that it says "Wabash Screen Door Co." on the logo. I thought it was a top to a shipping crate. I was WAY off! This is an old stove board. One side was wood laths, pictured above, and… Continue reading Wabash Screen Door Co.
#3 Terre Haute Works
The Terre Haute Works in Terre Haute, Indiana was constructed to build the compressor components for jet engines. Curtis-Wright had contracted the firm to build the components for their J-65 turbojet engines. Allis-Chalmers announced on April 28, 1951 that they would erect a $25,000,000 facility in Terra Haute. In August 1951 construction got underway to… Continue reading #3 Terre Haute Works