Business: Machines Merge

This being the Machine Age, the Machine Maker might appear to be top dog in the industrial heap. But this does not necessarily follow. When, last week, Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co. proposed to absorb Advance-Rumely Corp., only the man in Wall Street seemed greatly con- cerned. Allis-Chalmers follows only General Electric and Westinghouse in the field of large electrical equipment, manufactures also a diversified line of farm machinery and machines for general industrial use. World's largest hydroelectric unit is the 70,000-horsepower engine built by Allis-Chalmers for Niagara Falls Power Co. Yet even in 1929...

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