Tractors at Farmall Works | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Tractors at Farmall Works


Rows of Farmall tractors stand outside International Harvester's Farmall Works. The factory site includes Industrial buildings and a water tower.


Image ID: 86123

Creation Date: 1959 

Creator Name: McDougall, Angus

City: Rock Island


State: Illinois

Collection Name: McCormick - International Harvester

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: B4630-2, #15

Original Dimensions: 35mm


The photograph was taken for "Production; A Pictorial Report," an article appearing in the February-March 1959 issue of "Harvester World Magazine." The original caption on a similar photograph reads, "Impressive but hardly novel is the sight of Farmalls rolling out of Rock Island, Illinois, by the trainload and truckload. From the day last summer when the new line was introduced, the tractor builders at Farmall Works have had to step lively to keep up with customer demand. Since then their ranks have been swelled by several hundred and their daily production rate has risen 34%. The order bank remains substantial. At Louisville Works, home of smaller Farmalls and utility tractors, schedules have been boosted by 25%. Despite a 65-day strike, IH farm tractor sales are running ahead of the pace of '58."


Agricultural machinery

Agricultural machinery industry

Blue collar workers

Cities and towns


Industrial buildings

Loading docks


Outdoor photography



Water towers

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