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Allis-Chalmers Appleton Works

It is amazing what you run into when you least expect it. I just so happened to find the former Allis-Chalmers Appleton Works in Appleton, Wisconsin, last weekend. It was fate when I caught a glimpse of the  faded letters painted on the side of the factory complex. I started looking into this division of… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers Appleton Works

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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

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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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The III Series of the D10 & D12

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

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History in the Barn

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