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Bill of Sale to Mrs. Frances A. Horsman from Woodruff and VanArnam, for hardware and fasteners

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to Mrs. Mary Morgan from Day, Woodruff and Company, dealers in hardware, 318 West State Street, for nails, screws and hand tools.

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Black and white aerial view of National Lock Company Fastener Division plant opened on Kishwaukee Street near the Greater Rockford Airport in November 1957.

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Black and white aerial view of National Lock Company Fastener Division plant opened on Kishwaukee Street near the Greater Rockford Airport in November 1957.

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Black and while aerial view of Elco Tool and Screw Corporation and the surrounding area.

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Black and while aerial view of Elco Tool and Screw Corporation and the surrounding area.

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Black and while aerial view of Elco Tool and Screw Corporation and the surrounding area.

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Black and white photograph of one of Elco's production areas. While there are no employees present, a variety of equipment and supplies can be seen throughout the image.

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Black and white photograph of an Elco employee reaching in to one of four large spinning drums. Ten full pails of products (possibly screws) can be seen lined up along the floor in front of said drums, possibly waiting for their turn to be spun.…

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Black and white photograph of two Elco employees working in the production area. Even though their backs are facing the camera, several pieces of equipment and supplies like "Chromic Acid" barrels can be seen throughout the image.

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Black and white photograph of an Elco employee as he pulls a cage filled with product out of a watertub. This was presumably the last stop before the product was sent for its final inspection. This image is an alternate view of another photograph…

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Black and white photograph of an Elco machine that was used in the manufacturing of screws. While no employees are present in the photograph one is able to see screws falling off the line into metal buckets. At least two full buckets can be seen in…

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Color photograph of Elco Tool and Screw looking towards the building from Samuelson Road.

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Color photograph of the "visitor entrance" for the Elco Tool and Screw building on Samuelson Road. This entrance was used by visitors, executives, or some staff to access the front office.

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Color photograph of the "employee entrance" from the main parking lot at the Elco Tool and Screw building on Samuelson Road. The canopy was later removed and the building was expanded.

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Color photograph of Elco Tool and Screw manufacturing plant. This particular view shows the employee parking lot and cars in a variety of colors, styles, and body types can be seen.

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Black and white photograph of Elco employees, William Starnes (middle) and Darwin Miller (right), examining a machine that Starnes suggested a modification for. According to a Rockford Register-Republic article from April 16, 1971, "Stearns,. . . a…

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Black and white photograph of an Elco machine that employee, William Starnes, suggested a modification for. According to a Rockford Register-Republic article from April 16, 1971, "Stearns,. . . a 14-year veteran with Elco, suggested use of a rotating…

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Black and white photograph of Elco employee, William Starnes (middle), being awarded his "suggestion" check of $504.75. Also included in the photograph is Darwin Miller (right) who was Director of Manufacturing during the 1970s.

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Black and white photograph of Elco employee, William Starnes (middle), being awarded his "suggestion" check of $504.75. Also included in the photograph is Darwin Miller (right) who was Director of Manufacturing during the 1970s.

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Black and white photograph of check awarded to Elco employee, William Starnes, for his suggested modification to an EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining). According to a Rockford Register-Republic article from April 16, 1971, "Stearns,. . . a 14-year…

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Black and white photograph of Elco employees at their annual company picnic. Two young children pose for the photographer with their souvenir toys from the picnic. Behind them is a vintage truck with "Elco Tool and Screw Corp." detailed on the…

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Black and white photograph of Elco employees at their annual company picnic. Eight young men are participating in a pie eating contest. The are all leaned over tables with their hands behind their back as they try and eat a fruit pie the fastest.

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Black and white photograph of Elco employees at their annual company picnic. Employee's children can be seen participating in a fun "wheelbarrow race." The children are racing towards the photographer with their families and trees lining the…

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Black and white photograph of Elco employees at their annual company picnic. This particular view of the picnic was taken near the picnic tables in the shade of the trees. Families sit at the table, or stand near by, as a clown gets set up to…

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Black and white photograph of Elco employees at their annual company picnic. Two men and one woman standing posing for the photographer. In the background are a group of children and a large truck that was probably used to transport supplies for the…

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Black and white photograph of Elco employees at their annual company picnic. Two younger boys are holding fishing poles and other souvenirs from the company picnic.

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Black and white photograph of Elco employees at their annual company picnic. The children, various genders and races, are running towards the photographer with their families and trees lining the background.

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Black and white photograph of Elco employees at their annual company picnic. In this particular photograph eight females (possibly employees and spouses) are standing in a line while competing in what appears to be a soda drinking competition.

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Black and white photograph of Elco employees at their annual company picnic. Two male employees are posing for the camera with cigars in their mouths with the park in the background.

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Black and white photograph of an Elco employee with his back to the camera as he pulls a cage filled with product out of a watertub. This was presumably the last stop before the product was sent for its final inspection. This image is an alternate…

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Black and white photograph of an Elco employee working on a piece of machinery. The employee is seated and is holding a screw in each hand and is inserting each one into a separate part of the machine. It is unclear what is being done to the screws,…

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Black and white photograph of an Elco catalog cover for their tapping screws. The Elco logo is in the center with five screws under the "O" on the right hand side.

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Black and white photograph of two Elco Tool and Screw employees, Wayne Johnson and Jake Luyinger (sp), from the Recreation Association.

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Black and white photograph of three Elco Tool and Screw employees working in the Production Control Department. Each employee has their own work stations with something that looks very similar to a drafting board. On each board there appears to be…

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Black and white photograph of Elco Tool and Screw's Maintenance Department employees. In total there are ten men included in the photograph.

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Black and white photograph of six Elco Tool and Screw employees. These men are standing in front of a John Deere tractor in what appears to be a construction site.

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Black and white photograph of female Elco Tool and Screw employee working at a manufacturing machine.

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Black and white photograph of Darwin Miller. Mr. Miller was employed by Elco Tool and Screw Corp. for thirty-three years; as a Personnel Director and Vice President of Manufacturing.

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Black and white photograph of employees at Elco Tool and Screw Twenty Year Party hosted at the Faust Hotel on November 5, 1963. This particular photograph shows a table shot with employees and their significant others enjoying conversation prior to…

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Black and white photograph of employees at Elco Tool and Screw Twenty Year Party hosted at the Faust Hotel on November 5, 1963. This particular photograph shows a table shot with employees and their significant others enjoying conversation while a…

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Black and white photograph of employees at Elco Tool and Screw Twenty Year Party hosted at the Faust Hotel on November 5, 1963. This particular photograph shows a table shot with employees and their significant others enjoying conversation and…

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Black and white photograph of employees at Elco Tool and Screw Twenty Year Party hosted at the Faust Hotel on November 5, 1963. This particular photograph shows Roy E. Jacobson, President of Elco, standing at the Hotel's podium addressing the party. …

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Black and white photograph of employees at Elco Tool and Screw Twenty Year Party hosted at the Faust Hotel on November 8, 1951. This particular photograph shows four individuals (employees and spouses or just employees) posing for the photographer in…

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Black and white photograph of employees at Elco Tool and Screw Twenty Year Party hosted at the Faust Hotel on November 8, 1951. This particular photograph shows table number eleven with employees and their significant others pausing one of their…

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Black and white photograph of four employees at Elco Tool and Screw Twenty Year Party hosted at the Faust Hotel on November 8, 1951. This particular photograph shows Rose Edstrom, Carl Segergren, Carl Anderson, and F.G. Richardson (specific order…

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Black and white group photograph of employees at Elco Tool and Screw Twenty Year Party hosted at the the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in 1970. This particular photograph shows table number six with employees and their significant others sitting with each…

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Black and white group photograph of employees at Elco Tool and Screw Twenty Year Party hosted at the the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in 1970. This particular photograph shows a table shot with employees and their significant others sitting with each other…

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Black and white group photograph of employees at Elco Tool and Screw Twenty Year Party hosted at the the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in 1970. This particular photograph shows a table shot with employees and their significant others. Based on the…

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Black and white group photograph of employees at Elco Tool and Screw Twenty Year Party hosted at the the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in 1970. In this particular photograph John Kasper, Elco President, is shaking an employee's hand after Mr. Kasper…

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Black and white group photograph of employees at Elco Tool and Screw Twenty Year Party hosted at the the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in 1970. In this particular photograph 18 employees stand together on the stage to pose for the photograph.

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Black and white photograph of five Elco Tool and Screw employees working in the Production Control. Each employee has their own work stations with something that looks very similar to a drafting board. On each board there appears to be large pieces…

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Black and white photograph of three Elco Tool and Screw employees posing with a baseball and their gloves. Each individual is wearing athletic gear, so it is believed that they had just finished (and possibly won) a baseball game. The player's names…

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Black and white photograph of an Elco Tool and Screw Kit. This image could have been used for marketing materials.

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Black and white photograph of Darwin Miller. Mr. Miller is shown sitting at his desk with a pen in his hand. Mr. Miller was employed by Elco Tool and Screw Corp. for thirty-three years; as a Personnel Director and Vice President of Manufacturing.

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Black and white photograph of an Elco employee weighing screws before putting them in their designated boxes. Weighing screws allowed for an equal amount of product in each box. This particular set of screws are Elco's "Wood Screws."

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Black and white photograph from Elco showing a partial view of an employee sorting through a large pile of screws. Sorting the screws by hand allowed for one final evaluation by Elco staff before the screws were packaged up for sale. This helped to…

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Black and white photograph of an Elco employee examining a finished bolt as it makes its way down the conveyor belt. When the products rolled off the belt they would fall into mental trays at the bottom of the machine. It was the employee's job to…

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Black and white marketing photograph from Elco showing a box of "Speedized Wood Screws."

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Black and white photograph of an Elco employee carefully using one of the machines in the production area where he is monitoring how deep the drill is going into the piece of metal.
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