Today’s firm has roots going back to 1851, as a result of the 1941 merger with Peru Wheel Company, Peru, Illinois. Originally established as Brewster, Dodge, & Huse, it became known as Peru City Plow Company. This firm was the first builder of metal spoked wheels in this country. EWC tractors were sold through many U.S. distributors and in Canada through Geo. White & Sons Company, Ltd. London, Ontario. They walked into the valley of the giants with their “EWC 80” crawler tractor in the late 1920s. The advertising literature says nothing about the fuel consumption, which it is assumed must have been considerable since the fuel tank carried 60 gallons.