In 1855 James Oliver of Mishiwaka, Indiana patented his chilled plow. This plow had a very hard outer skin and was able to scour in heavy, sticky soils with greater strength. In the 1920's Oliver began experimenting with a tractors but merged with Hart-Parr, who already was established in the tractor business. A new line of tractors were produced using ideas from Oliver's and Hart-Parr's past experience. The Oliver Farm Equipment Company was formed in 1929 after the merger of the Hart-Parr Tractor Works, Nichols & Shepard, Oliver Chilled Plow Works and the American Seeding Company. The Oliver brand was now a full line farm equipment manufacturer. In 1960 White Motors acquired the Oliver Corporation as a wholly-owned subsidiary. The same year their acquired Cockshutt of Canada and in 1963 they also acquired Minneapolis-Moline. In 1969 White Motor Corporation became the White Farm Equipment Company with headquarters at Oak Brook, IL. The last Oliver green tractor to roll off the assembly line bearing the Oliver name was in 1976 with the 2255 designation.
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