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Agricultural Machinery Product Literature collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0232

Scope and Content

This collection is made up of product literature for agricultural machinery and implements. Some is instructional in nature, i.e., guidelines for erecting a windmill. Other items were designed to promote sales. Few of these items are dated, but most appear to be from the 1930s and 1940s. These files are arranged in general categories, alphabetically by the name of the product. An index of company and manufacturer names is included at the end of this finding aid.


  • Creation: 1881-1966, undated

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


4.2 Linear Feet (10 document boxes)


This collection is arranged in eleven series:

Series 1: Catalogs - Parts and Supplies, 1932-1966, undated (alphabetical)

Series 2: Electric Motors, 1933-1944, undated (alphabetical)

Series 3: Elevators, undated (alphabetical)

Series 4: Grain Driers, 1926-1930, undated (alphabetical)

Series 5: Hammer Mills, 1934-1950 (alphabetical)

Series 6: Planting and Harvesting Equipment 1881-1941, undated (alphabetical)

Series 7: Pumps, 1932-1934, undated (alphabetical)

Series 8: Seed Equipment, 1919-1950, undated (alphabetical)

Series 9: Sprayers, 1932-1961, undated (alphabetical)

Series 10: Tractors, 1938-1942, undated (alphabetical)

Series 11: Miscellaneous Items, 1917-1945, undated (alphabetical)

Items in related collections

MS-0672. Massey Ferguson collection, 1949-2008, undated

Related collection materials

The Massey Ferguson collection includes additional product literature for Massey Ferguson and other companies' products.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Index of Company Names

Box-Folder 2/24. A.T. Ferrell and Co., Saginaw, Michigan

Box-Folder 1/5. Alexander Brothers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Box-Folder 2/42. American Grain Separator Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Box-Folder 3/11. American Radiator Company, Chicago, Illinois

Box-Folder 4/1. Avco New Idea, Coldwater, Ohio

Box-Folder 4/2-4/4. Avery Farm Machinery Co., Peoria, Illinois

Box-Folder 4/5. Bassett-Lowke Ltd., Winnetka, Illinois

Box-Folder 4/9. Belle City Mfg. Co., Racine, Wisconsin

Box-Folder 3/12. Bell & Gossett Company, Morton Grove, Illinois

Box-Folder 2/28. Ben Gustafson Seed Grain Machinery Company, Fargo, North Dakota

Box-Folder 4/11. Birdsell Mfg. Co., South Bend, Indiana

Box-Folder 8/8. Briggs & Stratton Corp., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Box-Folder 4/14. Buffalo Pitts Company, Buffalo, New York

Box-Folder 2/39. Burch Plow Works Co., Crestline, Ohio

Box-Folder 5/3. Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, Illinois

Box-Folder 1/10. Century Electric Company, St. Louis, Missouri

Box-Folder 2/26. Chas. Hunnicutt Co., Wilmington, Ohio

Box-Folder 1/2. Clayton Mark and Company, Evanston, Illinois

Box-Folder 2/32. Cockshutt Plow Co., Ltd., Winnipeg (etc.), Canada

Box-Folder 1/3, 2/46. Columbian Steel Tank Company, Kansas City, Missouri

Box-Folder 5/4. Continental Belton Co., Pontiac, Illinois

Box-Folder 10/6. Cutler Manufacturing Company, Portland, Oregon

Box-Folder 5/9. D. R. Ellis Mfg. Co., Verona, Wisconsin

Box-Folder 5/8. Dietrich Mfg. Inc., Goodfield, Illinois

Box-Folder 2/10, 5/6. Dempster Mill Mfg. Co., Beatrice, Nebraska

Box-Folder 3/18. E. B. Nelson, Burchinal, Iowa

Box-Folder 2/16a. E.G. Staude Mfg. Co., St. Paul Minnesota

Box-Folder 3/13. Eclipse Machine Co., Sidney, Ohio

Box-Folder 5/10. Edward Soil Service Inc., Pontiac, Illinois

Box-Folder 5/11. Electric Wheel Co., Quincy, Illinois

Box-Folder 2/22,5/13, 5/14, 5/12. Emerson Manufacturing Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Box-Folder 2/16. Emerson Manufacturing Co., Rockford, Illinois

Box-Folder 1/4, 2/2, 2/19, 2/47, 3/14. Fairbanks, Morse and Co., Chicago, Illinois

Box-Folder 5/19, 10/5. Farquhar Machinery

Box-Folder 5/16. Federal Land Bank, St. Louis, Missouri

Box-Folder 5/15, 5/17, 5/21-5/23, 5/26. Ford Motor Co., Birmingham, Michigan

Box-Folder 1/5. Franklin Equipment Co., Monticello, Iowa

Box-Folder 5/28. Frick Co. Inc., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

Box-Folder 5/29, 10/1. Friend Mfg. Co., Gasport, New York

Box-Folder 5/31. Gamble-Skogmo Inc. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Box-Folder 3/22-23. General Motors Corporation

Box-Folder 2/20. Goulds Pumps, Inc., Seneca Falls, New York

Box-Folder 10/3. H. D. Hudson Mfg. Co., Chicago, Illinois

Box-Folder 5/34, 10/2. Hardie Mfg. Co., Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Box-Folder 2/48. Hargrove Co., Des Moines, Iowa

Box-Folder 4/10. Harrison Machine Mfg. Co., Belleville, Illinois

Box-Folder 5/36. Hart-Parr Co., Charles City, Iowa

Box-Folder 1/15. Hess Warming and Ventilating Company, Chicago, Illinois

Box-Folder 5/38. Hicks-Parrett Co., Chicago Heights, Illinois

Box-Folder 5/38. Hilpipre Auctioneers, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Box-Folder 2/31. Hocking Valley Manufacturing Co., Lancaster, Ohio

Box-Folder 6/1, 8/4. Holland Transplanter Co., Holland, Michigan

Box-Folder 6/3-6/5. Huber Mfg. Co., Marian, Ohio

Box-Folder 6/7. Illinois Thresher, Co., Sycamore, Illinois

Box-Folder 6/6. Illinois Thresherman, Peoria, Illinois

Box-Folder 2/49. Independent Silo Company, St. Paul, Minnesota

Box-Folder 5/17. International Harvester Co.

Box-Folder 2/27. Invincible Grain Cleaner Co., Silver Creek, New York

Box-Folder 2/50. Iowa Concrete Crib and Silo Company, Des Moines, Iowa

Box-Folder 6/17. ITCO Farm & Home Center, Saunemin, Illinois

Box-Folder 2/5-9, 3/5-9, map case, 4/13, 4/15, 4/16, 5/2, 5/1. J.I. Case Co., Racine, Wisconsin

Box-Folder 2/34-35. J.L. Owens Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Box-Folder 2/4. J.S. Bloom Mfg. Co., Independence, Iowa

Box-Folder 2/51. James Mfg. Co., Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (etc.)

Box-Folder 1/11. Janette Manufacturing Company, Chicago, Illinois

Box-Folder 4/6-4/8. John Bean Mfg. Co., Lansing Michigan

Box-Folder 2/11, 3/10, 3/25-26, 7/4, 6/18, 6/19, 6/21, 7/1-7/5. John Deere, Pontiac, Illinois

Box-Folder 4/12. John M. Brant Co., Bushnell, Illinois

Box-Folder 7/6. Joliet Mfg. Co., Joliet, Illinois

Box-Folder 1/14. K.I. Willis Corporation, Moline, Illinois

Box-Folder 7/9. Keck-Gonnerman Co.

Box-Folder 1/12. Kewanee Machinery and Conveyor Co., Kewanee, Illinois

Box-Folder 7/11. King-Hamilton Co.

Box-Folder 5/7. Klockner-Humboldt-Deutz Mfg. Co.

Box-Folder 3/1. Lamneck Products, Inc., Columbus, Ohio

Box-Folder 7/12. Lanova Corporations

Box-Folder 1/5. Louis Hanssen's Sons Wholesale Distributors, Davenport, Iowa

Box-Folder 7/14. Mamel Bro. Co., Buffalo, New York`

Box-Folder 7/15. Maytag Co. Mfg. Plant, Newton, Iowa

Box-Folder 3/2. Martin Steel Products Corp., Mansfield, Ohio

Box-Folder 7/18, 10/4. Meyer Mfg. Co.

Box-Folder 1/6, 3/3. Milcor Steel Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Box-Folder 8/3, 7/19. Minneapolis-Moline Inc., Moline, Illinois

Box-Folder 7/20, 8/1, 8/2. Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co., Urbana Ohio

Box-Folder 2/23. Monmouth Plow Factory, Monmouth, Illinois

Box-Folder 3/4. Montgomery Ward and Co., Inc.

Box-Folder 8/5. New Idea Farm Equipment

Box-Folder 8/6, 8/7. Nichols & Shepard Co.

Box-Folder 2/1. O.W. Randolph Company, Toledo, Ohio

Box-Folder 8/8-8/10. Oliver Farm Equipment

Box-Folder 3/19. Pacific Lumber Company, San Francisco, California

Box-Folder 2/14. Papec Machine Co., Shortsville, New York

Box-Folder 8/11. Parrett Tractor Co.

Box-Folder 2/36. Peerless Dust Gun Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Box-Folder 2/15. Peoria Drill and Seeder Co., Peoria, Illinois

Box-Folder 3/20. Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Co., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Box-Folder 10/9. Polk Genung Polk Company, Fort Branch, Indiana

Box-Folder 8/14. Port Huron General Farm Machinery

Box-Folder 1/13, 2/12-13. Portable Elevator Mfg Co., Bloomington, Illinois

Box-Folder 8/15. Powell Transplanters

Box-Folder 9/2. Puzey Bro. Inc.

Box-Folder 9/7. Reeves & Co. Threshers

Box-Folder 9/4. Robinson Threshing Machinery

Box-Folder 2/41. Roessler and Hasslacher Chemical Co., New York, New York

Box-Folder 9/5, 9/6. Rumley Products Co.

Box-Folder 9/7, 9/8. Russel & Co. Inc.

Box-Folder 2/27. S. Howes Co., Inc., Invincible Grain Cleaner Co., Silver Creek, New York

Box-Folder 9/10. S. W. Wood Engine Co.

Box-Folder 2/37. Seed Trade Reporting Bureau, Chicago, Illinois

Box-Folder 1/7, 2/37, 3/24. Seedburo Equipment Company, Chicago, Illinois

Box-Folder 1/5. Skilsaw saws

Box-Folder 10/7. Skinner Machinery Company, Dunedin, Florida

Box-Folder 2/38, 2/40, 2/44, 3/15. Standard Fanning Mill Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Winnipeg, Manitoba

Box-Folder 3/17. Stockland Road Machinery Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Box-Folder 6/10, 6/13, 6/9, 6/11-6/16. Stoller's, Pontiac, Illinois

Box-Folder 2/3. Stover Mfg. and Engine Co.

Box-Folder 3/27. Superior Manufacturing Co. Albert City, Iowa

Box-Folder 1/8, 9/12. Tractor Supply Co., Chicago, Illinois

Box-Folder 10/8. Trescott Company, Inc., Fairport, New York

Box-Folder 2/29-30. Twin City Separator Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Winnipeg, Manitoba

Box-Folder 2/43, 3/16. Union Iron Works, Decatur, Illinois

Box-Folder 2/33. Universal Hoist and Manufacturing Company, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Box-Folder 1/9. Walredh Machinery and Supply Co., Inc., Des Moines, Iowa

Box-Folder 1/9. Warner Brooder & Appliance Co.

Box-Folder 2/17. Weir Plow Company, Monmouth, Illinois

Box-Folder 2/21. Westco Pump Corporation, Davenport, Iowa

Box-Folder 2/18. Western Land Roller Company, Hastings, Nebraska

Box-Folder 2/45. Western Silo Company, Des Moines, Iowa

Box-Folder 9/15. Westinghouse Threshing Machine Co.

Box-Folder 9/14. Wheel Horse Products Inc.

Box-Folder 10/10. White Farm Equipment

Box-Folder 9/16, 9/17. Wood Bro. Thresher Co.

Box-Folder 3/21. Yale and Towne Mfg. Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MS-0232. Agricultural Machinery Product Literature collection, 1881-1966, undated
December 7, 2020
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Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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