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Allis-Chalmers Mystery Photos

I am a volunteer at our county historical society, and we were donated a couple photos that have/may have ties to Allis-Chalmers. One photo is marked that it is an AC tractor axle. The other I am not sure of. It appears that these were both military contracted projects. I hope someone reading this will… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers Mystery Photos

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Forgotten Industrial Giant: The Allis-Chalmers Story – The American Business History Center

I stumbled across this article that was published two years ago. I know my fair share about AC, but I learned a few more facts from this article!   Our business history articles often focus on the consumer products and services industries with which we all interact – from auto companies to department stores.  Yet… Continue reading Forgotten Industrial Giant: The Allis-Chalmers Story – The American Business History Center

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Veteran’s Etchings in Milwaukee Soldiers Home

Veteran’s etchings from historic Milwaukee Soldiers Home tower Check out this awesome story! It’s neat when you find notes/traces of people from the past. In the old Oshkosh B’gosh factory in Oshkosh—now the Winnebago County Administration Building—there are dates and weather reports etched into some the wood paneled walls in old coal storage area in… Continue reading Veteran’s Etchings in Milwaukee Soldiers Home

Allis-Chalmers, Factories

Allis-Chalmers Betatron Lab

  Every now and then I learn something new about Allis-Chalmers. One of those new tidbits I have recently discovered is the betatron lab the company had at the West Allis Works. Last year I had the opportunity to step inside this old testing lab and see some of the equipment left behind. The machine was essentially… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers Betatron Lab

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West Allis Works Building Directory

I've assembled a list of the buildings at the WAW that I was able to find. A big thanks to the West Allis Historical Society! If you have not been to the West Allis Historical Society, I highly recommend you pay them a visit to see more of their AC collection.    

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Intercity Rail Through the Fox Valley?

It has been over 40 years since the last passenger train roared down the rails in the Fox Valley. The Chicago & North Western's 400s were among the last to offer intercity rail service between Chicago, Milwaukee, and Green Bay. The popularity of the automobiles and airlines put rail travel in peril. Private railroad companies had to cut back or discontinue passenger rail… Continue reading Intercity Rail Through the Fox Valley?