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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.
It appears as though the product was edited on this photograph…

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Black and white photograph of an Elco employee standing next to a large machine in one of the production areas. It looks as though this machine uses flames to help in the creation of bolts and screws; like the ones rolling off the conveyor belt. When…

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Black and white photograph of an Elco employee standing next to a large machine in one of the production areas. The employee is stationed on the left hand side of the machine and seems to be evaluating something in his hand. There are other machines…

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Black and white photograph of an Elco employee working on a large production machine. The employee is stationed on the left hand side of the machine and seems to be focusing on one side of the belt. Surrounding the machine is several metal tubs…

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Black and white photograph of an Elco employee pulling a cage filled with product out of a watertub. This was presumably the last stop before the product was sent for its final inspection. It appears as though the product was edited on this…

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Black and white photograph of an Elco employee putting a product into a Surface Combustor. It appears as though the product was edited on this photograph (has a raised surface) to possibly make the finished product more presentable. The photograph…

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Black and white photograph of the production area at Elco. While most of the employee stations are empty, but two employees can be seen on the left hand side of the photograph. The machinery itself looks very complex and was arguably used to produce…

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Color photograph of a line of women at multiple work stations at Elco inspecting screws before they can be sorted for sale. At the bottom of the photograph the description reads, "the focal point of final inspection at Elco is centered in a line of…

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Black and white aerial photograph of the site where the Elco factory would be built at 1111 Samuelson Road. The site was once nothing but farmland but does show the close proximity to what appears to be the start of the Chicago-Rockford International…

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Black and white photograph of the site where the Elco factory would be built at 1111 Samuelson Road. The site was once nothing but farmland with a few outside buildings towards the right of the photograph. A dark vehicle is parked towards the center…

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Black and white photograph of Elco employees working on machines. This photograph shows the vast number of machines that are available (it looks as though each employee would have his own machine). There are bins under each machine so it can be…

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Full page of four photographs showing some of the employees at Elco. Names and dates of these photographs are unknown.

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Full page of four photographs showing some of the employees at Elco. Names and dates of these photographs are unknown.

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Full page of four photographs showing the construction process of Elco's building at 1111 Samuelson Road in Rockford.

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Black and white photograph of two Elco employees. The employee on the left (possibly an executive) is presenting Paul Hollister with some type of award.

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Black and white photograph of six Elco employees standing in an office holding a plaque (possibly one that was just awarded to their department). Three of the six employees can be identified (from middle to right) Joe Stalter, Don Hardesty, and Al…

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Black and white photograph of Jack Packard, former CEO of Elco, wearing a chefs hat and apron. Also in the photograph are women (possibly former Elco employees) looking at photographs of children while enjoying lunch.

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Black and white marketing photograph showing nine screws surrounding a dime; possibly for size comparisons.

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Black and white photograph of three Elco employees (a woman and two men) sitting together eating lunch in the cafeteria.

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Color photograph of two gentleman standing in a hot air balloon basket with Elco banners tied to either side. Date and location of this photograph are unknown.
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