Industry and Manufacturing, Rockford, Illinois

Title

Industry and Manufacturing, Rockford, Illinois

Description

A collection of photographs depicting images of industrial businesses and manufacturing corporations in Rockford, Illinois in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The majority of the scenes range from 1910 to 1976.

Date

1880-1984

Collection Items

An Ingersoll Milling Machine Ready for Delivery
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company shop personnel on a 52-1 Ratio Mill that was shipped to Allis-Chalmers in 1902. From left to right are Jake Lofdahl, J.R. Johnson, Frank Novine, Denny Pendergast, "Dog" Davis, Louis Davidson, and Ben Carrey.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Shop Crew
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Shop Crew gathered outside. Two of the men are holding baseball bats. Pictured in the front row, counting from the left, are 3rd, Bill Kenyon; 5th, Albert Allen; 6th, Cassius Zuck; 7th, George Smith; 9th, Frank…

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company on Willoughby Avenue
Looking southeast at the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company on Willoughby Avenue in Rockford, Illinois. A new concrete erection shop is in the background and a new engine room in the foreground.

The New Entrance to the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company
Looking northwest at the new entrance to the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company sales, service, and administrative offices.

The New Entrance to the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company
Looking northeast at the new entrance to the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company sales, service, and administrative offices.

An Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Machine for Fiat Company
An Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Milling Machine ready to ship to Fiat Company in May 1951. A large group of men in suits pose for a photo on the bed of the machine.

Construction of the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Erection Building
Construction of the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company erection building as it neared completion in 1953. A truck is parked in front of the construction site.

Construction of the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Sales and Accounting Offices
Looking northeast at the construction of the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company sales and accounting office building in fall 1952

Demonstrating the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Porcupine Cutter
An employee in a work coat demonstrates the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company 1890 Milling machine with porcupine cutter at a 1950 Open house event. A group of children looks on.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Engineering Department
Employees at work at drafting tables in the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Engineering department in 1954

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Corporate Offices
The east side of the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Corporate Offices and Engineering Building. Construction was completed in October 1962.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Corporate Offices
The north side of the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Corporate Offices and Engineering Building. Construction was completed in October 1962.

Aerial view of Ingersoll Milling Machine Company
Aerial view of Ingersoll Milling Machine Company facilities in 1956 before the construction of a new office and engineering building.

A New Addition for Ingersoll Milling Machine Company
Building an addition to the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company shop in August 1900. Looking northeast.

The West Side of Ingersoll Milling Machine Company
The west side of Ingersoll Milling Machine Company after building expansions were completed in 1956. Several automobiles and trucks are parked in the foreground.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company New Entrance
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company main building with a new courtyard and expanded entry area. Two automobiles are parked in front of the building.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company's DC3 Airplane.
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company's DC3 airplane. Two unidentified men stand on the tarmac near the airplane.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company New Paint Shop
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company employees at work in the new paint shop.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Old Paint Shop
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company employees work in the old paint shop in June 1955. The shop was replaced with a new paint shop the following month.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Engineering Department
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Engineering Department

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Purchasing Department
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Purchasing Department. A dictaphone and candlestick telephone are visible.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Office Entrance and Waiting Room
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Office Entrance and Waiting Room

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Bookkeeping and Stenography Office.
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company bookkeeping and stenography office. A candlestick telephone sits above the desk.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Sales Office.
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company sales conference room. A calendar advertising Sivyer Castings hangs on the back wall.

The Ingersoll Shop Crew
The shop crew employed by Ingersoll Milling Machine Company in 1895. Swan Anderson is in the second row, 5th from the left. Shop Superintendent J.D. Weir, is third from the right in the first row. Carl Linstrom is sixth from the left in the second…

Winthrop Ingersoll's Office
Winthrop Ingersoll's office at Ingersoll Milling Machine Company. Ingersoll was President of the company from 1889 until his death in 1928.

The Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Baseball Team
The Ingersoll Milling Machine Company baseball team poses in their uniforms.

1924 Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Picnic
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company picnic at Latham Park. A group of employees and their family members pose for a picture.

1924 Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Picnic
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company picnic at Latham Park. A group of employees and their family members pose for a picture. Several men are wearing Ingersoll baseball uniforms. A first aid tent is visible in the background.

1924 Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Picnic
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company picnic at Latham Park. A group of employees and their family members pose for a picture.

1924 Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Picnic
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company picnic at Latham Park. A group of employees and their family members pose for a picture.

An Aerial View of Ingersoll Milling Machine Company
An aerial view of Ingersoll Milling Machine Company looking south.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Garage
The Ingersoll Milling Machine Company garage in 1923, filled with automobiles.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company from Douglas Street
Looking West across Douglas Street at Ingersoll Milling Machine Company. Automobiles and Trucks are parked on the street. The water tower is visible in the back of the property.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Engineering Staff
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Engineering staff gather for a group picture in the office. Pictured are (from left):Ken Lund, Walt Hangartner, Harry Caldwell, Tom Kennedy, Paul Bodin, Ed Burke, Carl Johnson (front), George Bradley (rear), Clint…

Ingersoll Milling Machine  Shop
The Ingersoll Milling Machine assembly floor and Machine Shop.

Winthrop Ingersoll
Winthrop Ingersoll, President of Ingersoll Milling Machine Company from 1889 until his death in 1928.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Accounting Office
Accounting and bookkeeping office at Ingersoll Milling Machine Company. A candlestick telephone and two adding machines are visible. A tall stack of ledger books balances on a desk.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company  Dispensary Desk
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Dispensary in 1919. A candlestick telephone is attached to a stand by the desk.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company  Dispensary
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Dispensary in 1919.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company  Dispensary
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Dispensary in 1919. A candlestick telephone is attached to a stand by the desk.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Dispensary Nurse at Work
A nurse attends to the injury of an employee at the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Dispensary in 1919.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Cookout
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Foreman's picnic July 2, 1919. The picnic is in an unidentified riverside location. Man are eating at picnic tables while a few men are cooking over a campfire.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Cookout
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Foreman's picnic July 2, 1919. The picnic is in an unidentified riverside location. Man are eating at picnic tables while a few men are cooking over a campfire.

Playing at the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Foreman's Picnic
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Foreman's picnic July 2, 1919. The picnic is in an unidentified riverside location. A group of men appear to be playing a game, possibly baseball.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Cookout
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Foreman's picnic July 2, 1919. The picnic is in an unidentified riverside location. Two men are cooking over a campfire while others look on.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company's First Rockford Plant
The original Ingersoll Milling Machine Company plant in Rockford, Illinois. The photographer was looking Southeast across Willoughby Avenue.

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Foreman's Picnic
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Foreman's picnic July 2, 1919. The picnic is in an unidentified riverside location. Several cars are parked in the grass in the background. Picnic tables are set up in the back and two men are cooking over a…

Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Foreman's Picnic
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company Foreman's picnic July 2, 1919. The picnic is in an unidentified riverside location. Several cars are parked in the grass in the background. Some men appear to be wearing baseball gloves and playing catch.

Installing Windows at Ingersoll Milling Machine Company
A view of Ingersoll Milling Machine Company from Douglas Street on July 10, 1917. Two cars are parked in front of the building and men can be seen installing windows.
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