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Rock Island Plow Co

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c1880 Company founded in Rock Island, Illinois, USA. The company built farm machinery and stationary engines

1914 Commenced to market a tractor built by the Heider Manufacturing Co. of Carroll, Iowa. After two years they bought Heider out and used the name on the tractor line till the late 1920s.

From the late 1920s a new range was built under the Rock Island name.

In 1937 the Case purchased the Rock Island Plow Co. tractor production ceased.

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