Jerome Increase Case

© Photographed May 19, 2013
Erected October 1980
by J J Case Company in grateful recognition of its founder
Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin
42.727105, -87.782965
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JEROME INCREASE CASE
Inventor, developer and manufacturer of mechanized threshing machines and steam traction engines: business leader, mayor of Racine, State Senator: President of Racine County Agricultural Society, founder of Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters. He developed threshers to replace flails and steam-powered tractors to retire the horse-drawn plow. He built and sold more threshing machines and steam engines than any other man. He founded the company now known as J J Case Company in Rochester, Wisconsin in 1842 and moved to Racine in 1844. His company grew to become an international leader in agricultural and construction equipment. Jerome Increase Case was born in Williamstown, New York, December 11, 1819, and died in Racine, December 22, 1891.
The marker is at located Racine's Monument Square, at the intersection of Main Street and 6th Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53403.


 

Me and my Case
Manitowoc County Tractor Show and Thresheree
September 2012


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