Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Vintage Electrical Equipment > Lighting Fixtures, Switch Panels and Meters
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Lighting Fixtures, Switch Panels and Meters Antique lighting fixtures, bulbs, switches, meters and controls.

Lighting Fixtures, Switch Panels and Meters

Allis-Chalmers circuit breaker


this thread has 4 replies and has been viewed 1165 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-24-2017, 11:45:36 PM
NDmeterman NDmeterman is offline
Registered-I
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Posts: 280
Thanks: 762
Thanked 424 Times in 151 Posts
Default Allis-Chalmers circuit breaker

Tractors aren't the only thing they made - I've come across some utility circuit breakers, voltage regulators, and transformers (substation and pole-mount) that they manufactured over the years.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	allischalmers.jpg
Views:	157
Size:	182.4 KB
ID:	275855  
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-25-2017, 02:16:04 PM
George Andreasen George Andreasen is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Alturas, California
Posts: 825
Thanks: 27
Thanked 350 Times in 192 Posts
Default Re: Allis-Chalmers circuit breaker

When I first bought my Allis Chalmers model B tractor years ago, I also bought what I thought would be a history book of their tractors. I was wrong...dead wrong.

A-C was a monster corporation that made everything from sawmills to electrical motors and switch gear. All terrain vehicles, refrigerators, hydrogen fuel cell tractors (back in the fifties!), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), pumps, nuclear reactor components, mining equipment and on and on...the list is almost endless.

They had the only foundry in the U.S. capable of making the huge gas blowing engines required by the steel industry. The pictures of these castings are stunning.....looks like two buses joined together with a man standing next to them to set the scale........and that was just the base casting!

This book has a picture of a mining ball roller mill built by Allis. Basically a huge cylinder, it was shipped in ONE PIECE on three individual railroad flatcars. No one else wanted to build it. Allis did.

In the eighties, A-C was absorbed by Duetz I believe and another American manufacturing giant fell by the wayside.

The diamond emblem on that circuit breaker cabinet is the "old" style. The newer corporate emblem was triangular stylized one, so that cabinet is a genuine aunty-kew!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to George Andreasen For This Post:
  #3  
Old 03-03-2017, 06:09:34 PM
Larry Rusch Larry Rusch is offline
Registered-II
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey USA
Posts: 87
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Default Re: Allis-Chalmers circuit breaker

Have you ever heard of "Big Allis"? My memory is not so good but I believe it was the first 1000 megawatt generator in the US installed in the Ravenswood facility which sent power to NYC.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-03-2017, 06:33:14 PM
Jake Jacobs Jake Jacobs is offline
Registered-II
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Spring valley, Illinois
Posts: 394
Thanks: 1
Thanked 353 Times in 169 Posts
Default Re: Allis-Chalmers circuit breaker

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Allis
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-05-2017, 10:39:20 AM
Graycenphil Graycenphil is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Eastford, Connecticut
Posts: 866
Thanks: 634
Thanked 176 Times in 135 Posts
Default Re: Allis-Chalmers circuit breaker

I grew up in Queens and know that Con Ed plant well. Funny, we always called it big Alice, and I never knew why.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
What Amperage Circuit breaker for a 7.5JB? Motorhead Onan Generators 30 07-26-2015 01:35:50 PM
circuit breaker recommendation JohnnyC Onan Generators 8 12-19-2014 12:40:45 PM
6 hp ihc circuit breaker Scott Kocher Antique Gas Engine Discussion 9 09-03-2014 08:07:36 PM
Breaker, breaker! (circuit breakers) Nubian Onan Generators 5 02-12-2008 08:34:56 AM
need circuit breaker Dale Lauborough Kohler Generators 8 03-22-2007 10:10:10 AM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:30:54 AM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2019 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277