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Otto H. Falk

Allis-Chalmers Company

1913 - 1932

Fabricated Goods

Military ServiceArmy
1910 b. 1865
UndergraduateAllen Military Academy
Born-Died1865 - 1940
BirthplaceWisconsin (WI)
FatherOwner, Large Business
Era - 1910

As head of Allis-Chalmers, Falk introduced a product line of earth-moving and other heavy machinery, including tractors, which used the internal combustion engine. Falk was hugely successful in leading Allis-Chalmers into the competitive market for farm tractors by creating a full line of agricultural implements. By the time of his death, Allis-Chalmers had established itself as the third largest producer of farm equipment.