Sign. Description: "CASE Quality Machines for Profitable Farming"; picture of eagle on world globe; wooden. From the History Information Station: Object: Wooden sign, with painted eagle; "Case quality machines for profitable farming." History: One of the leaders in American farm automation was the J. I. Case Company, of Racine, Wisconsin. Founded in 1842, Case built the Sweepstakes Thresher, which could process 300 bushels of wheat a day. The company was well-known for its quality; once, after he could not repair a broken thresher, Case sent the farmer a new one. The Eagle was the Case trademark from 1865-1969. Nineteenth century agriculture in America, like almost every other activity, became increasingly automated. California, with its bountiful possibilities, became a prime area for companies with new machinery to sell.
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