Michigan State University

Agricultural Equipment Catalogs

Firms represented by five pieces or more with the years of coverage and the number of pieces:

Advance-Rumeley Thresher Co., Inc. LaPorte, Ind. ;1906-1933? ; -- 45 pieces

Allis-Chalmers-Rumeley, Milwaukee, Wis. ;1932-1941 ; -- 26 pieces

Aultman & Taylor Machinery Co., Mansfield, Ohio ;1905-1923 ; -- 15 pieces

Avery Power Machinery Co., Peoria, Ill. ;1905?-1938 ; -- 103 pieces

A.D. Baker, Co., Swanton, Ohio ;1907-1935 ; -- 30 pieces

Banting, Mfg. Co., Toledo, Ohio ;1916-1929 ; -- 12 pieces

Robert Bell Engine and Thresher Co., Ltd., Seaforth, Ontario ;1920?-1934 ; -- 8 pieces

Belle City Mfg. Co. Inc., Racine, Wisc. ;1903-1943? ; -- 40 pieces

Birdsell Mfg. Co., South Bend, Ind. ;1928? ; -- 5 pieces

Buffalo Pitts Co., Buffalo, NY ;1905?-1916? ; -- 11 pieces

Carter-Mayhew Mfg. Co., Minneapolis, Minn. ;1935 ; -- 5 pieces

J.I. Case Co., Racine, Wis. ;1908-1941? ; -- 121 pieces

Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, Ill. ;1925?-1940? ; -- 138 pieces

Clark Machine Co., St. Jonesville, Montgomery Co., NY ;1920?-? ; -- 9 pieces

Clayton & Ahuttleworth, Ltd., Lincoln, England ;1930?-1931? ; -- 29 pieces

Climax Corp., Batavia, NY ;1926-1935 ; -- 19 pieces

Cockshutt Plow Co., Ltd. Canada ;1932?-1940 ; -- 10 pieces

John Deere Co., Moline, Ill. (and other locations) ;1928-1952 ; -- 297 pieces

Dion & Frere, Ste. Therese de Blainville, Quebec ;1928?-1937 ; -- 15 pieces

Doylestown Agricultural Co., Doylestown, Pa. ;1926-1935 ; -- 15 pieces

J.R. Ebersol, Milverton, Ontario ;1936-1937 ; -- 8 pieces

Ellis Keystone Agricultural Works, Pottstown, Pa. ;1924?-1935 ; -- 29 pieces

Emerson-Brantingham Implement Co., Inc. (Includes Geiser Brand Machinery sold by E.B.), Rockford, Ill. ;1915?-1929 ; -- 16 pieces

Fairbanks, Morse & Co., Chicago, Ill. (& Winnipeg, Manitoba) ;? ; -- 9 pieces

Farmers’ Independent Thresher Co., Springfield, Ill. ;? ; -- 5 pieces

A.B. Farquhar Co., Ltd. York, Pa. ;1910-1937 ; -- 43 pieces

Ferguson Grain Thresher Co., Maxville, Ontario ;1930-1934 ; -- 10 pieces

Frick Co., Inc., Waynesboro, Pa. ;1905-1943 ; -- 36 pieces

Frost and Wood Co., Ltd., Smith Falls, Ontario ;1931-1934 ; -- 5 pieces

Gaar, Scott and Co., Richmond, Ind. ;1904-1915 ; -- 10 pieces

Gehl Bros. Mfg. Co., West Bend, Wis. ;? -1950 ; -- 5 pieces

Geiser Mfg. Co., Inc., Waynesboro, Pa. ;1909-1935 ; -- 29 pieces

Gleaner Combine Harvester Corp., Independence, Mo. ;1928-1939 ; -- 34 pieces

John Goodison Thresher Co., Ltd., Sarnia, Ontario ;1902-1936 ; -- 38 pieces

Harrison Machine Works, Belleville, Ill. ;1905-1936 ; -- 35 pieces

Hart Grain Weigher Co., Peoria, Ill. ;1915-? ; -- 4 pieces

Hart-Parr Co., Charles City, Iowa ;? ; -- 2 pieces

Huber Mfg. Co., Marion, Ohio ;1907-1942 ; -- 85 pieces

Hume-Love Co., Mfg., Garfield, Wash. ;1931-1936 ; -- 10 pieces

Illinois Thresher Co., Sycamore, Ill. ;1914-1926? ; -- 12 pieces

International Harvester Co. of America, Inc., Chicago, Ill. ;1910-1949 ; -- 160 pieces

Keck-Gonnerman Co., Mt. Vernon, Ind. ;1902-1937 ; -- 57 pieces

MacDonald Mfg. Co., Stratford, Ontario ;1905-1926 ; -- 7 pieces

Massey-Harris Co., Inc., Racine, Wis. (& Toronto, Ontario) ;1926-1937 ; -- 76 pieces

Messinger Mfg. Co., Tatamy, Pa. ;1917?-1937 ; -- 29 pieces

Minneapolis-Moline Power Implement Co., Minneapolis, Minn. ;1929-1942 ; -- 82 pieces
(merger of Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Co., Minneapolis Thresher Co., and Moline Implement Co.)

Minneapolis Steel and Machinery Co. ("Twin City Co.") ;1925-1929? ; -- 12 pieces

Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co., Minneapolis, Minn. ;1905-1929 ; -- 29 pieces

Matthew Moody and Sons Co., Terrebonne, Quebec ;1905?-1927 ; -- 8 pieces

Nichols & Shepard Co., Battle Creek, Mich. ;1907?-1930 ; -- 38 pieces
(After 1930 see Oliver Farm Equipment Sales Co., Chicago)

Oliver Farm Equipment & Sales Co., Chicago, Ill. ;1930-1941 ; -- 71 pieces

Orangeville Mfg. Co., Orangeville, Pa. ;1931?-1935 ; -- 15 pieces

J.L. Owens Co., Minneapolis, Minn. ;1917?-1928? ; -- 9 pieces

Pioneer Thresher Co., Inc., Shortsville, NY ;1926-1938 ; -- 14 pieces

Plessisville Foundry, Plessisville, Quebec ;1933?-1937? ; -- 19 pieces

Port Huron Engine and Thresher Co., Port Huron, Mich. ;1905/6-1926 ; -- 4 pieces

Reeves & Co., Columbus, Ind. ;1907-1914 ; -- 7 pieces

(Swayne) Robinson & Co., Richmond, Ind. ;1905?-1910? ; -- 6 pieces

The Russell and Co., Massillon, Ohio ;1907-1923 ; -- 14 pieces

Sawyer and Massey Co., Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario ;1904-1928 ; -- 22 pieces

C.H. Turner Mfg. Co., Statesville, NC ;1926-1938 ; -- 15 pieces

Wagner-Langemo Co., Minneapolis, Minn. ;1926-1929 ; -- 17 pieces

Waterloo Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Waterloo, Ontario ;1905-1942 ; -- 83 pieces

Westinghouse Co., Schenectady, NY ;1913?-1923 ; -- 5 pieces

George White & Sons Co., Ltd., London, Ontario ;1915?-1942 ; -- 32 pieces

Wood Bros. Thresher Co., Des Moines, Iowa ;1911-1940 ; -- 40 pieces

Seventy-three other firms are represented by less than 5 pieces. The collection consists of sales catalogs and other promotional materials, price lists, owner's manuals, and illustrated parts lists. The collection is housed in the Special Collections of the Michigan State University Libraries, and is available for use on site. Photocopying services are available.

The collection continues to grow as additional materials become available for purchase, and contributions illustrating the history of agricultural equipment are welcome. Anyone wishing to make use of the collection and any contributors of materials may contact Special Collections at (517) 884-6471.

For e-mail reference questions please contact Anita Ezzo