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2010.10.32 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
The women (left) have prepared a meal for the men seated at the table in Barber-Colman's dining hall. This photograph was printed in the Barber-Colman Association (BCA) News, Vol. 1, No. 3, page 6.

2010.10.31 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
The woman in this black and white photograph is using a Barber-Colman hand-knotter, patented on April 23, 1901. Notice the woman's elaborate hair, dress, and jewelry. This picture appeared in the Barber-Colman Employee Association Yearbook, "Knots,"…

2010.10.30 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A photograph depicting a large Barber-Colman spooler, which the sign in front states is "machine No. KK No. 6."

2010.10.29 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This view of a factory floor at the Barber-Colman Company shows drill presses visible on the right and bases for warp-typing machines at rear left.

2010.10.28 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A view of the factory floor at the Barber-Colman Company. These machines may be hobbing machine assemblies. Note the belt drives extending down from the ceiling.

2010.10.27 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A photograph displaying Barber-Colman Company's warp-tying machine, which received a patent on November 25, 1913.

2010.10.26 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This sign on the grounds of the Barber-Colman Company in Rockford IL during World War I reads, "Invest Your Savings in Liberty Bonds. Every dollar you subscribe here means two for Uncle Sam. Watch the hand go-round. The eyes of Germany are upon us.…

2010.10.24 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This black and white photograph shows Section 5 of the Barber-Colman Company manufacturing complex located at the Loomis and Rock Streets site in Rockford IL.

2010.10.23 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
These buildings are part of the Barber-Colman Company manufacturing complex located at River and Loomis Streets in Rockford IL.

2010.10.21 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A photograph depicting the Barber-Colman Power Plant built in 1903. This photo appeared in the Barber-Colman Association (BCA) News Vol. 12, No. 8, page 6.

2010.10.20 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
The open doors in these rooms depict different office spaces within the Barber-Colman Company in Rockford IL. Note the operator's switchboard in the photo's left portion.

2010.10.19 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This empty room is filled with tables and work stations at the Barber-Colman Company in Rockford IL.

2010.10.18 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This empty room represents an office in the Barber-Colman Company in Rockford IL.

2010.10.17 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
The employees of Barber-Colman's Department 122 are assembled for this photograph and ready to celebrate Decoration Day. This photo appeared in the Barber-Colman Association (BCA) News Vol. 2, No. 12.

2010.10.16 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
The Barber-Colman plant is decked out patriotically to celebrate Decoration Day 1918.

2010.10.14 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This wonderfully decorated room with rows of beautifully set tables and an area for a band (photo lower left) is ready for the Barber-Colman Company's Third Annual Banquet. This photograph appeared in the Barber-Colman Employee Association Yearbook,…

2010.10.15 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
These Barber-Colman Independence Day celebrations include a parade with floats and a marching band. This photograph was published in the Barber-Colman Employee Association Yearbook, "Knots," on page 103.

2010.10.13 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Employees are seated around rows of tables with staff visible to the right at this Barber-Colman athletic banquet. This photograph was printed in the Barber-Colman Employee Association Yearbook, "Knots," on page 84.

2010.10.12 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A photograph of the Barber-Colman kitchen with the cook and prep staff. This photo was published in the Barber-Colman Association (BCA) News, Vol. 8, No. 7, page 9.

2010.10.11 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
The eleven men pictured in this outside photograph represent Barber-Colman's Machine Tool Division in 1919. This photo was printed in the Barber-Colman Association (BCA) News, Vol. 3, No. 8, page 15.

2010.10.10 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A black and white full-length photograph of Harry Severson, Barber-Colman's first regular employee, a civil engineer recruited from the University of Wisconsin in 1901. This photograph appeared in the Barber-Colman Employee Association Yearbook,…

2010.10.7 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A view of men sitting and standing around drafting tables in the Barber-Colman Company.

2010.10.5 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
E. W. Billings, Barber-Colman Superintendent in 1919, is seen talking on the telephone at his desk. This photograph was published in the Barber-Colman Association (BCA) News, Vol. 3, No. 1, page 2.

2010.10.4 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
R. J. Miller, Barber-Colman Chief Clerk in 1918, is seen working at his desk. This photograph was printed in the Barber-Colman Association (BCA) News, Vol. 2, No. 6, page 13.

2010.10.3 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A photograph depicting thirteen uniformed players of Barber-Colman's 1916 Baseball Team. None of the players' names are identified.

2010.10.1 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A scene depicting the interior of the Barber-Colman Association (BCA) Clubroom with spectators assembled to watch employee boxing matches. The BCA sponsored athletic programs, special events, dances, and banquets for employees. The poster on the pole…

2011.39.23 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
On the back of this photograph is typed, "Special Barber-Colman Hobbing Machine made to hob the teeth on large gears which are mounted on the end of a shaft that also carries a large cylinder." This photo is on thick but flexible cloth-like paper.

2011.39.25 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
On the back of this photograph is typed, "A general view of the gear cutting department in an American tractor factory. Two batteries of Barber-Colman machines are seen at the left and right of the aisle." This photo is on thick but flexible…

2011.39.26 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
On the back of this photograph is typed, "A gear cutting department of a general manufacturing plant showing a Barber-Colman Type 'A' Hobbing Machine in the foreground, and No. 12 and No. 3 machines beyond it." This photo is on thick but flexible…

2011.39.36 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
On the back of this photograph is typed, "A battery of spline shaft hobbing machines in a modern factory," showing machines stamped with the Barber-Colman name in the workplace. This photo is on thick but flexible cloth-like paper.

2011.39.37 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A Barber-Colman Company display, possibly at a trade show in Detroit (on the photo's back is penciled "Detroit 1938").

2010.15.14 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A view depicting the end section of a spooler where the bobbins come out. At the bottom of the machine (photo lower right) is a sign reading "Holo-Krome Socket Screw Products."

2010.15.15 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A professional photograph of a Barber-Colman Fishermans Knotter. Information (Negative No. Ex. 7083; Date 10-31-63; Taken By Al Thibodeau; Witnessed By Ralph Andres) is listed on the photo's front bottom right portion.

2005.34.135l 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A man in the foreground works at a machine while a crowd of visitors watch at a Barber-Colman Company Open House held on April 27, 1946.

2005.34.135b 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
These employees are working at the Barber-Colman Company located in the Ziock building at 416 S. Main in Rockford IL. This photograph is part of a collection in an envelope marked "Barber-Colman Company Open House, April 27, 1946."

2005.34.135h 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
These employees are working at the Barber-Colman Company located in the Ziock building at 416 S. Main in Rockford IL. This photograph is part of a collection in an envelope marked "Barber-Colman Company Open House, April 27, 1946."

2005.34.135g 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
These employees are working at the Barber-Colman Company located in the Ziock building at 416 S. Main in Rockford IL. This photograph is part of a collection in an envelope marked "Barber-Colman Company Open House, April 27, 1946."

2005.34.135e 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
These employees are working at the Barber-Colman Company located in the Ziock building at 416 S. Main in Rockford IL. This photograph is part of a collection in an envelope marked "Barber-Colman Company Open House, April 27, 1946."

2005.34.135c 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A man is standing at a machine with spools in the background. This photograph is part of a collection in an envelope marked "Barber-Colman Company Open House, April 27, 1946."

2005.34.135f 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Visitors (in the background) to a Barber-Colman Company open house held on April 27, 1946 view a textile machine.

2005.34.135i 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Visitors (in the right background) to a Barber-Colman Company open house held on April 27, 1946 watch workers at an assembling automatic spooler.

2005.34.135m 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A line of people waiting to enter a Barber-Colman Company open house held on April 27, 1946.

2005.34.154a 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
An aerial view, depicting Rockford's east side (right) split from the west side (left) by the Rock River, shows the Barber-Colman complex highlighted in the lower left portion. Reed Chatwood, Inc. purchased the textile machinery division of…

92.141.9 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A black and white photograph depicting the Barber-Colman's Patent Office Exhibit in Washington, D.C. The three men are (L to R) Duncan "D. J." Stewart, President of Barber-Colman; Walter Williams, Under Secretary of Commerce; and Robert Watson,…

2005.34.157b 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A black and white full-length photograph of Howard D. Colman (1873-1942), founder of the Barber-Colman Company, in his mid-forties. For a similar view of this same room but with a different subject, see photo 2010.10.10. …

2006.52.1 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A view looking northeast at the 22 acre Barber-Colman manufacturing complex with the Rock River in the background. For a slightly different angle (looking east) in the 1960s, see Jon Lundin's book Master Inventor(2006, p. 342-343).

2005.34.146 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A technical diagram showing the four stage installation of the Barber-Colman Check Pump for creameries. This drawing is on thick but flexible cloth-like paper. The Check Pump ("Check-Controlled Liquid Deliverer") was patented on April 20, 1897.

81.124.4 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Nine Barber-Colman employees are pictured with loading and moving equipment.

2005.34.153 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This black and white photograph of Barber-Colman machinery came in a file from the company marked "Textile/Fri" and "Park No. Integration." On the bottom left of the photo "AD 18962" is written in pencil as well as on the back.

2005.34.156a 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A sepia-tone photograph of Barber-Colman founder Howard Darling Colman (1873-1942) in his late fifties. The picture is mounted on a piece of thick, heavy pressed board. The photo also appears in Jon Lundin's book Master Inventor (2006, p. 289) and…

2005.34.137 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
The note typed on the back of this photograph, made of thick but flexible cloth-like paper, states, "Warp Tying Machine No. 1 - 1904." This Howard Colman invention was awarded a patent on November 25, 1913.

89.179.5d 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A woman works with spools of thread at the Barber-Colman Company.

76.40.1 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A photograph showing Barber-Colman's overhead belt drive, a system employed before each machine had individual motors.

89.179.5f 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This woman works at a textile machine at the Barber-Colman Company in the 1960s.

2007.34.158a 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
A black and white photograph showing a young, bespectacled Howard Colman (1873-1942) on the day he married Bertha Maguire, June 17, 1902. In Jon Lundin's book Master Inventor (2006, p. 336), Lundin states, "After a honeymoon in Alaska, the Colmans…

2005.34.155b 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This aerial view depicting Rockford's east side (right) split from the west side (left) by the Rock River, shows the Barber-Colman complex in the lower left portion. The Reed Chatwood Company purchased the textile machinery division of Barber-Colman…

2009.39.1 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
This black & white photograph depicts a Barber-Colman event at the Faust Hotel, 618-634 E. State at 4th St., which opened in 1929. The dance floor is empty with a large group of people standing towards the back. Along the dance floor are four tables…
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