Each week Corporate Heritage Services opens its historical collection to share stories of its people and chronicle nearly 100 years of innovation. Below is a complete compilation of past artifacts, images, stories and videos.
Meet the people from our past who played a part in building our company, one breakthrough at a time. Learn about their inventions and the projects that have made Caterpillar extraordinary.
1910 - The Archives received this rare employee badge as a donation from Steve Tremain. In 1910 Steve’s grandfather, Harry Clyde Tremain, worked in Holt’s Combine Harvester Division in Stockton, CA.
1910 - On August 2, 1910 Benjamin Holt, founder of one of Caterpillar’s parent companies – the Holt Manufacturing Company – registered a trademark for track-type tractors and combine harvesters with the U. S. Patent Office for his company's exclusive use. The trademark was "Caterpillar."
Enjoy stories about Caterpillar’s innovative machines and our rich heritage.
2021 - This year marks the 90th anniversary when Caterpillar started producing its first diesel tractor model. Come along with Caterpillar’s Archivist Lee Fosburgh and host Rusty Dunn who are digging into history to tell the tale of a legendary product.
1919 - "Pikes Peak or Bust” was originally the slogan of the pioneers. It’s fitting, therefore, that 100+ years ago a pioneering machine, the Holt Caterpillar 5-Ton tractor, scaled the famous mountain and reached the highest point ever achieved by a dozer.