Friday, April 19, 2019
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

A short history of the rise and fall of Benham, Kentucky.

A brief history of the automatic transmission.

Since their early days, American sawmills have come a long way.
Allis-Chalmers Model 6-12

Allis-Chalmers (the name wasn't adopted until 1901) was an old company when tractors came along, having begun in 1847 as Decker & Seville to manufacture buhr mills in Milwaukee.

Sometime around 1941, the Moore & Townsend partnership (my father and my uncle) bought a used Farmall F-30 tractor to replace an old McCormick-Deering...

Ever speculate about what were the most significant new developments in agricultural machinery during the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries? I...

In the early days, tractor companies were abundant, but only a few had what it took to survive.

Although they’d been reluctant to dive into the budding gasoline tractor business, there was increasing pressure from Deere’s branch houses and dealers, who wanted a tractor to sell.

To start off 2012, here's the story of a tractor that was bright and shiny and new 100 years ago. The International Harvester Company introduced the International Mogul 12-25 — its first lightweight tractor — in 1912. Even though the Mogul 12-25 weighed almost 5 tons, it was a whole lot lighter than the huge, clumsy machines that IHC had been building up until then.

One of the early tractor builders in Ohio was the Ohio Manufacturing Company in Upper Sandusky. In 1899, Samuel S. Morton built a crude tractor in York, Pa., with a large, horizontal, one-cylinder, hopper-cooled Otto engine mounted on a relatively, for the time, light-weight chassis with a short wheelbase.
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