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Buda Company

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The Buda Company was founded in 1881. Based in Harvey, Illinois, it produced engines and an earth drill. The Buda Company produced a Buda-MAN line of diesel engines; the MAN name came from a German company called Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nurnburg AG.

The Buda Company was acquired by Allis-Chalmers Company on November 1, 1953; some engines are described in used equipment sales literature as “Allis-Chalmers-Buda”

Another firm, Buda-Hubron, also produced an earth drill. Nothing is known about the relationship between the two companies.

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Engine pioneer Dr. Rudolph C. Diesel built one of his prototype engines at the MAN shops in 1897 while he was employed by them.

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