Trade catalogs from International Harvester Co.

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Variant company name
In 1985 Tenneco acquired the major assets of International Harvester's Farm Equipment Division. These included plants in E. Moline, IL (combines, cotton pickers, planters), Hamilton, ON (tillage and seeding), Croix, France (cabs), Neuss, Germany (tractors) and Doncaster, UK (tractors) plus parts distribution facilities worldwide. Also included were most modern machine tools and production assets from the Farmall Works which were transferred to the J.I.Case Racine Transmission and Assembly Plants. Other assets that were sold over time by IH were Cub Cadet to MTD, Construction Equipment Division to Dresser Industries and Solar.(Gas Turbine) Division to Caterpillar. The remaining part of International Harvester is the former Truck Division, which is now, renamed Navistar and which markets commercial trucks under the International brand.
Company Name
International Harvester Co.
Related companies
Case IH, Racine, WI; J.I. Case Threshing Machine Co., Inc., Racine, WI; Tenneco Inc., Huddersfield, England; American Seeding Machine Co.; Richmond, IN; Wm. Deering & Co, Chicago, IL; Deering Harvester Co., Plano, IL; Frank G. Hough Co., Libertyville, IL; Kemp Co.; J.S. Kemp Mfg. Co., Newark Valley, NY; Keystone Co., Rock Fall, IL; McCormick Harvester Co., Chicago, IL; Milwaukee Harvester Co., Milwaukee, WI; D. M. Osborne Co., Auburn, NY; Parlin & Orendorff Co., Canton, OH; Plano Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL; Solar, San Diego, CA; Wain-Roy Corp., Fitchburg, MA; Warder, Bushnell & Glessner Co., Springfield, OH; Weber Wagon Co., Chicago, IL ; Longenecker, Charles I. (Milwaukee) ; Navistar ; Osborne Div. (Indianapolis, IN)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Notes content
Oversized. Organized as follows: construction equipment; Deering Harvester Co. (1880s-1890s); engines; early farm equipment (before 1930); farm equipment (after 1930); engines; farm tractors (before 1930); farm tractors (after 1930); Cub Cadet tractors; history; industrial tractors, publications, e.g., "Harvester World," "International Harvester World," "IH Farm," "IH Farm Forum" ; trucks ; "Red Power Round-Up Seventh Collector's Edition Show Book" (2002); 'Heavy Tractor MI (IHC TD-18) Power Train, track frame assembly and seats' (U.S. War Dept. ,1943) ; 'Ordnance Maintenance...IHC TD-18 equipment' (U.S. War Dept.,1943) ; Motor Trucks (Federal Contract TPS-47785)
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Physical description
978 pieces; 25 boxes
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Topic (Romaine term)
Agricultural tools and machinery
Appliances (household)
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)
Construction and earth-moving machinery
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)
Road building machinery and equipment
Agricultural implements
Agricultural machinery
Construction equipment
Earthmoving machinery
Farm equipment
Household appliances
Motor vehicles
Road machinery
Roads -- Design and construction
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