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Tractors at Farmall Works

Tractors at Farmall Works | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
DESCRIPTION
Rows of Farmall tractors stand outside International Harvester's Farmall Works. The factory site includes Industrial buildings and a water tower.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:86123
Creation Date:1959  
Creator Name:McDougall, Angus
City:Rock Island
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:McCormick - International Harvester)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:B4630-2, #15
Original Dimensions:35mm
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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."
SUBJECTS
Tractors
Water towers
Cities and towns
Factories
Agricultural machinery industry
Industrial buildings
Men
Agricultural machinery
Outdoor photography
Loading docks
Trucks
Blue collar workers

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