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2007.1.14 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Founded in 1852 as J. H. Manny & Co., this machine manufacturer became Emerson, Talcott & Co. in 1871. The business eventually became Emerson-Brantingham Co. in 1909. This drawing shows the sprawling industrial plant. Notice the Standard Mowing…

2007.1.15 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
Manufacturers of agricultural implements, Emerson & Co. was located in the 600 block of S. Main St., Rockford, IL, over the C. B. & Q. (Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy) Railway Depot. Workers can be seen by the railroad tracks and a couple walks in…
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