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Old Abe Steam Tractor

Old Abe Steam Tractor | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
The Civil War eagle Old Abe became the trademark of the J.I. Case Company, manufacturers of steam tractors and other farm machinery. This tractor is at work for the Horticulture Department of the University of Wisconsin by preparing a seed bed by sterilizing the ground with steam. University of Wisconsin buildings are in the background.
DESCRIPTION
The Civil War eagle Old Abe became the trademark of the J.I. Case Company, manufacturers of steam tractors and other farm machinery. This tractor is at work for the Horticulture Department of the University of Wisconsin by preparing a seed bed by sterilizing the ground with steam. University of Wisconsin buildings are in the background.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:79763
Creation Date: 1912
Creator Name:Diemer, Melvin E.
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Album 17 (The Civil War--Old Abe, Wisconsin Civil War Eagle)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(D486)739
Original Dimensions:Unknown
SUBJECTS
Agricultural machinery
Agriculture
Tractors
Birds
University of Wisconsin
Agricultural machinery industry
Civil War, 1861-1865
Outdoor photography
Mascots
Signs and symbols
College buildings

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