An 1888 milling catalogue from the Allis Company

Edward P. Allis and Company Reliance Works. Illustrated Catalogue of Roller Mills and other Special Machinery.


Founded in 1861, the Edward P. Allis Company (eventually Allis-Chalmers) constructed industrial machinery for manufacturers and would come to transform the flour-milling industry in the 1880s. Edward P. Allis purchased Milwaukee's Reliance Works in 1860 and began producing steam engines and other mill equipment just at the time that many sawmills and flour mills were converting to steam power. This 1888 catalogue provides a picture and description of the complete line of Allis Company milling machinery and supplies.


Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Industrialization and Urbanization
The Rise of Skilled Manufacturing
Farming and Rural Life
Creator: Edward P. Allis Company
Pub Data: Milwaukee: Cramer, Aikens, Engravers and Printers, 1888. (pamphlet 57-957)
Citation: "Edward P. Allis and Company Reliance Works. Illustrated Catalogue of Roller Mills and other Special Machinery." (Milwaukee: Cramer, Aikens, Engravers and Printers, 1888); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1186; Visited on: 8/21/2014
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