While doing research on some other Allis-Chalmers topics, I stumbled across an interesting article in the A-C Scope, an employee publication from Allis-Chalmers. It highlighted the visit of the delegation of manufacturing representatives and government officials from the Soviet Union. Here is a transcription of the article from the November/December 1959 issue of the publication.… Continue reading The Soviets at the West Allis Works
Wabash Screen Door Co. Items
I published a post about my Wabash Screen Door Company stove board a number of years ago. Since then, I have gotten more emails inquiring about the company's history and the value of the old stove boards. I think it is astonishing that people are finding them, and then they are finding my blog for… Continue reading Wabash Screen Door Co. Items
There and Gone: The Short History of the Allis-Chalmers Terre Haute Works -Part I
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
The Forgotten Frederick Farm
Decided on another vlog post. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/Qj37f9Z77iY
Week 18: Social
Week 18 is all about being social. In Wisconsin it isn't being social unless you have a beer in hand!
Sweet Allis-Chalmers Tiller
Ahhh, the sweet smell of tilled earth in the spring! https://www.instagram.com/reel/CdjT5G7g1SV/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Week 17: Document
Week 17 if about documentation and how I am writing a family history book.
Week 16: Negative
Week 16 is all about family "negatives". I interviewed my folks and older siblings about their memories and emotions of the terrible barn fire they had in 1987.
Week 15: How Do You Spell That?!
Week 15 - How Do You Spell That?! The Frederick family has several variations of our last name's spelling.
Week 14: Check It Out
Week 14 - Check out some great resources I've used!