|1886||Benjamin Holt builds his first combined harvester in Stockton, California.|
|1890||Benjamin Holt builds his first steam traction engine tractor.|
|1891||C.L. Best begins his career working for his father Daniel Best at the age of 13.|
|1892||The Holt Manufacturing Company is incorporated.|
This video combines footage of horse-drawn combines from the early 1900s with narration from the 1930s.
None of these giant Holt steam-powered tractors are known to exist today. This machine, shown pulling a combine, was built to replace teams of horses.
C. L. and Daniel Best next to a horse-drawn combine harvester.
Employees outside of Benjamin Holt's workshop in Stockton, California.