Edward Huber

Inventor

1837 – 1904

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Who was Edward Huber?

Edward Huber was an American inventor and industrialist.

Huber established his role in the modernization of American agriculture when he invented a “revolving hay rake” that allowed one man to do in three hours what three men could do in a day. Relocating to Marion, Ohio, Huber patented his hay rake and began a full line of agricultural implements. Huber's production lines ran only in second to that of Cyrus McCormick, the inventor of the McCormick reaper. Huber also began to build and market affordable steam tractors, and was the first producer of modern gasoline powered tractors.

Eventually, Huber entered the heavy construction equipment market by pioneering the use of weighted rollers on his steam engines meeting the needs of modern road leveling and grading.

This company was eventually combine with Bucyrus-based WARCO Industries to form the Huber-WARCO Corporation of America. Huber-Warco was ultimately taken over by Dresser Industries, which closed the production facilities in Marion. Huber, a division of Enterprise Fabrications, Inc., then operated out of Iberia, Ohio until 2009 when they were closed after a hostile take over by Louisiana Crane Company. The Huber brand appears to be being dissolved by Louisiana Crane Company.

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Born
Sep 1, 1837
Dearborn County
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Germany
Profession
Lived in
  • Indiana
  • Marion
Died
Aug 26, 1904

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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