CASE: Memories and a Look Ahead

| September/October 1984

Dr. S. J. Raetz,. a physician of Maple Lake, Minnesota 55358, has loaned us half a dozen photographs of Case equipment in use, with a copy of the commemorative booklet issued on the J. I. Case Co. celebration of its hundredth anniversary in 1942.

The celebration thus occurred 42 years ago, and we figure that in eight years1992 the firm will be marking its 150th birthday. It's time to look ahead and start planning now.

Dr. Raetz, who sent us the photos and booklet, said he did so at the suggestion of one of our Minnesota subscribers. Dr. Raetz worked for Case, starting in the mailing room of the mailing room of the main office nearly 60 years ago.

One of the photos appears to be an actual use of a Case for threshing in the field, while the others show an engine in action before an audience sitting in a temporary grandstand. If you were present, why not let us hear of your recollections?

The commemorative booklet has a print on its cover, reproduced from one done about 1857, showing the J. I. Case factories. It includes a photo of Jerome Increase Case, an engraving of the first Eagle trade mark, 1865, and other pictures and information.

We like one of the songs in the booklet, titled 'A Century of Progress with Case'. Remember that this was composed while the U.S. was involved in World War II. Here it is, in entirety: