Farm Machinery and Equipment-1921 (pgs 26-32)
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
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
Here is a souvenir booklet from the Allis-Chalmers West Allis Works circa 1950 (click the photo below).
Google Books never fails to amaze me. Found this great article while doing a search. This lists the research laboratories and important people (circa 1950). Click here for a complete list of companies.
If you have visited the Unofficial Allis-Chalmers Forum you know people post a lot of good content on there. A thread I have been following this past year and a half is a 782 Forage Harvester restoration that a guy has been working on. Micheal has been restoring his chopper for that last 4 years.… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers 782 Chopper Restoration
I Found this article in the Milwaukee Journal that talks about the rebuilding of the Allis-Chalmers factory grounds. It seems demolition got underway shortly after the bankruptcy in 1987. The pictures below are more recent pictures of the former West Allis Works. The buildings that are left gives you an idea of just how big this place… Continue reading AC Complex Rebuilt
Scanning through old newspapers can be a great source of local AC history. I found these local dealership ads in our area newspapers. Check your local library for newspaper microfilms. You can also access some newspapers on Google Newspaper Archive or Newspaper Archive. Addition sources may be available through local historical societies, universities, and libraries.