Abe The Eagle Statue: Original Cast Iron 1930’s, Case Corporation – VS6552
These Original Case Corporation, Cast Iron Statues Of “Abe The Eagle” Are Highly Collector Coveted, And Extremely Rare, With Less Than 1000 Ever Produced, At 5 Feet Tall, Is A True Centerpiece Quality Item, Even For The Most Serious Collector
The Iconic “Abe The Eagle” Mascot Is Inspired By “Old Abe”, Which Was The Mascot Of Wisconsin’s 8th Voluntary Infantry Regiment In The American Civil War, A True Piece Of American History
Abe The Eagle Statue: Original Cast Iron 1930's, Case Corporation
This original Case Corporation, Abe The Eagle statue is just one of hundreds of collectible automobilia and petroliana collectibles currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. This vintage advertising statue is an iconic piece of American industrial advertising history, and is both highly collector coveted, and extremely hard to find (less than 1000 were ever produced). We specialize in original, investment quality memorabilia, and those rare items that the serious collector is after. Any item featuring Abe The Eagle is highly sought after, but these rare statues are among the most prized of all. These statues were made in a number of different sizes, and this cast iron variation from the 1930's measures 5 feet tall, with the base measuring 24 inches in diameter. The statue is of "Abe The Eagle", which is based on the logo of Wisconsin's 8th Voluntary Infantry Regiment, adopted int 1861. It is an American bald eagle with a white head and brown feathers perched on top of a globe of the earth, which sits on a round cast iron base. This original Abe The Eagle statue is a true centerpiece item, for even the largest farming memorabilia or Case Corporation collections, and is the type of item where once it's gone, you may never come across another one for sale again.
Vintage Abe The Eagle Statue Specifications
- Type: Heavy Cast Iron Advertising Statue On Cast Iron Base
- Shape: Bald Eagle Perched On Top Of A Globe Of The Earth With Round Base
- Company: Case Corporation
- Character: Abe The Eagle
- Product: Farming Implements
- Era: 1930's
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: White/Yellow/Brown/Blue/Green
- Dimensions: 5 Feet Tall (24 Inch Diameter Cast Iron Base)
- Condition: Original, As-Pictured, Unrestored See Photos For Details
- Features Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick Brass Tag Signature Certification (See Description For Details)
Abe The Eagle Statue Additional Details
Like all of our collectible advertisements, statues, and signs, this original Abe The Eagle statue is sold in original, unrestored condition, as pictured. It is our belief that any dings, dents, scratches, scapes, or other types of blemishes are part of what makes that item unique. In other words, any scars are part of that items story. This stature is in Very Good/Excellent (VG/Exl) condition (as pictured), and is an overall, fairly clean example of the now 90-year-old cast iron statue. There is some light scraping on the neck area, and some light rusting on the globe, account for the most significant visual flaws. There is also some fairly significant rusting to the base as well.
Furthermore, this vintage original Abe The Eagle statue features a brass tag signed by award winning artist H.J. Nick as meeting all world class fine are qualifications. This certification means each item bearing his signature is backed by over 100 years of manufacturing world class fine art handmade furnishings, and restoring America's finest collectibles to original, museum quality condition.
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An iconic statue that was displayed during the "Golden Age" of the American industrial revolution, it is perfect for display in any man cave, game room, or automotive business. This original Abe The Eagle statue is original memorabilia from one of America's most iconic brands. We are a one-stop-shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We can can outfit an entire gas station or automotive themed room for you, or help you find that one special item that has been missing from your collection.
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The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification ensures each piece to be the genuine article. Backed by our over a century of experience, with our word is our bond reputation and guaranteeing or your money back “forever". The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification makes this item one of the highest appreciating, collectible investments that you can make. These items can be insured at stated value, usually on your home owners policy, for little added premium. Thus, making this a safer investment than even those insured by the FDIC, is much more fun to own, and puts you in control instead of the bank.
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Case Corporation History (Founded As J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company In 1842)
The Case Corporation was a manufacturer of agricultural machinery and construction equipment. Founded, in 1842, by Jerome Increase Case as the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company, it operated under that name for most of a century. For another 66 years it was the J. I. Case Company, and was often called simply Case. In the late 19th century, Case was one of America's largest builders of steam engines, producing self-propelled portable engines, traction engines and steam tractors. It was a major producer of threshing machines and other harvesting equipment. The company also produced various machinery for the U.S. military (combat engineer equipment for the USMC, full-tracked tractors and scoop loaders for the U.S. Army, etc.). In the 20th century, Case was among the ten largest builders of farm tractors for many years. In the 1950s its construction equipment line became its primary focus, with agricultural business second.
J. I. Case introduced an eagle logo for the first time in 1865 based on Old Abe, a Wisconsin Civil War Regiment's mascot. Case constructed his first portable steam engine in 1869, an engine used to power wheat threshers. This engine is in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Case won first place at the 1878 Paris Exposition in France for his thresher. This was the first thresher sent abroad by the Case company and was the first of thousands which would later be exported internationally. It is at this time that Case created his first self-propelled traction engine, with a drive mechanism on one of his portable engines.
Case Corporation Historical Timeline
- 1842 - Company is founded by Jerome I. Case of Williamstown, NY.
- 1843 - Case moved company to Racine, Wisconsin for better access to water and power.
- 1863 - As the company grew, Case partnered with his top 3 employees Massena Erskine, Robert Baker and Stephen Bull.
- 1865 - Case introduces Abe the Eagle logo, based on Wisconsin’s 8th Infantry Division mascot.
- 1869 - Case constructed his first portable steam engine in 1869, an engine used to power wheat threshers.
- 1878 - Case won first place at the 1878 Paris Exposition in France for his thresher.
- 1890 - In 1890, the Case Company expanded to South America, opening a factory in Argentina.
- 1891 - Company founder J.I. Case passes away.
- 1895 - The Case Company had begun to produce gasoline engines.
- 1899 - The Case Company entered the Russian market.
- 1900 - By the start of the 20th century, Case was the most prolific North American builder of engines.
- 1902 - Five other major competing tractor manufactures merged, creating the International Harvester Company, thus creating their first major competition.
- 1904 - Case introduced the first all-steel thresher machine, and sold their first gasoline tractor.
- 1912 - During World War I Case began production of the 30-60 oil engine.
- 1919 - Competition heated up as John Deer entered the harvester business, International Harvester's purchased P&O Plowing of Canton, Illinois, and the Chattanooga Plowing company of Tennessee. Henry Ford also entered the tractor business with his Fordson Tractor.
- 1923 - The 100,000th thresher machine produced by Case made its way out of the assembly line.
- 1927 - Switched from steam engines to gas powered tractors. Case had built over 36,000 steam engines up until this time.
- 1929 - Case expanded to Australia, Mexico, Sweden, and other countries, and produced its first crawler tractor.
- 1940 - S and V tractors were introduced.
- 1941 - Became involved in the manufacturing of shells for the United States and allied forces military, as well as airplane parts for the B-26s, bombs, and doors for the Sherman Tank.
- 1942 - Opened three new plants, produced its first self-propelled combine, and released the company's first cotton picker.
- 1957 - Bought out the American Tractor Corporation, producer of small tractors and the most popular models of backhoe.
- 1964 - Acquired Colt Garden Tractors, the first garden tractor powered by 'Hy-Drive", a form of hydraulic propulsion that allowed for various heavy duty attachments and eliminated the need for transaxle drive belts. The Kern County Land Company, using oil money, bought the Case Company. In turn Kern County sold Case to Tenneco Company of Texas.
- 1983 - During purchase of International Harvester assets, Case sold its garden tractor division to Ingersoll Power Equipment. Ingersoll tractors would continue to carry the Case brand name until 1987.
- 1984 - Case parent Tenneco bought selected assets of the International Harvester agriculture division and merged it with J. I. Case. All agriculture products are first labeled Case International and later Case IH.
- 1999 - Case Corporation joined with New Holland N.V. to become CNH (Case-New Holland), now CNH Global, in November 1999. Because of the merger, CNH was forced to release its production plants in Doncaster, England and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Doncaster site was bought by the ARGO-group, owner of tractor builder Landini, and brought back the McCormick brand. The plant in Winnipeg was taken over by the Buhler family to start Buhler Tractors. Thus marking the end of the original J.I. Case Corporation.
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