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Our Legacy

The history of Caterpillar is all about doing: creating, building, problem solving, innovating, testing, servicing and improving. Enjoy the ingenious machines from our rich heritage, and more importantly, the people who founded and built the company one breakthrough at a time. Beginning with Benjamin Holt and C. L. Best, the people of Caterpillar have always been – and continue to be – extraordinary.

FOUNDERS FOUNDERS

FOUNDERS

c. 1915 - Framed photograph of one of Caterpillar’s founders, Benjamin Holt. The photo was displayed in the company’s office space in the early 1900s.

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GOLDEN QUADRILATERAL GOLDEN QUADRILATERAL

GOLDEN QUADRILATERAL

2005 - A fleet of 220 Cat® machines and generator sets worked on the 3,625 miles of a four-to-six lane highway known as the Golden Quadrilateral that connects the four major metro cities of India.

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3D PRINTING 3D PRINTING

3D PRINTING

2012 – 3D printing is the process of making a solid, three-dimensional object from a digital file. The following object from our archives collection is a 3D printed industrial-design model of a Cat® machine cab.

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DIESEL ON DISPLAY DIESEL ON DISPLAY

DIESEL ON DISPLAY

1933 - Matchbook cover featuring the world famous Caterpillar diesel by Cat® dealer the Wm. K. Holt Machinery Company, San Antonio, Texas.

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Visit the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club website to learn more about the organization, connect with other members, and find out more about upcoming events and meetings.

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