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The intersection of Kishwaukee Street and Harrison Avenue looking west. The buildings on the right are part of Rockford Products.

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The intersection of Kishwaukee Street and Harrison Avenue. Bethel Baptist Church is on the left on the Northeast corner. To the right is Rockford Products.

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Rockford Screw Products (later Rockford Products) at 707 Harrison Avenue in May 1969.

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Rockford Screw Products at Kishwaukee Street and Harrison Avenue. Looking southeast.

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Showing the progression for turning wire into a finished bolt using a header machine at Rockford Screw Products.

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Rockford Products manufactured Black and Decker chuck key.

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Rockford Products manufactured Stihl chain saw crank shaft that was cold headed and has two valve spring retainers.

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Automobile front end suspension parts manufactured by Rockford Products.

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An ABS brake part made for Bendix by Rockford Products.

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Rockford Products manufacturing process showing from left to right the steps that from a blank piece of metal to a finished ball stud.

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Rockford Products manufactured screws.

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Rockford Products manufactured automotive parts.

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Rockford Products manufactured automotive parts and chuck keys.

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Rockford Products parts manufactured with a variety of shaped holes and different diameter holes.

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Rockford Products manufactured components. From left to rights are an Amerock Window Crank components, a Ford fuel nozzle part a Ford transmission pin and part of a gear shift.

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Rockford Products manufactured parts with asymmetric shapes. The head is off set from the shank.

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Rockford Products long stroke parts made with an open die.

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Rockford Products sample products. The company was able to manufacture special order parts such as square bolts, flattened parts, ball studs on square shanks, and a variety of patterns of drilled holes.

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Rockford Products manufactured studs in a variety of shapes and sizes.

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Rockford Products manufactured fasteners with special shaped heads.

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Different types of SEMs parts manufactured by Rockford Products. SEM fasteners have a washer pre assembled with them to save assembly time..

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Rockford Products sample parts with a variety of shank and head diameters.

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Rockford Products sample parts that demonstrate different types of knurling. Knurling provides a rough gripping surface by creating a pattern of straight, angled or crossed lines that are rolled into the material using a lathe.

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Rockford Products manufactured pins and clips. Some are for cabinet locking mechanisms. The smaller pins in front are for holding down the tops for convertibles.

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Samples of Rockford Products parts. In the foreground is a turbo charger shaft. Back second from the right is a Ford fuel nozzle which is both cross drilled and end drilled. All the other parts are component parts rather than fasteners.

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Rockford Products bolts manufactured in a variety of sizes and with different style heads.

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Rockford Products sample parts. Most were used in automotive assembly.

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Rockford Products sample part. This was part of an automobile brake system.

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Rockford Products parts. The two parts in the foreground and the two in the center are caster stems. The second part from the right in the back row is a part for a speedometer.

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Rockford Products parts from left to right: A part for Irvin Industries, a typical ball stud, and a small diameter part with an unusual head.

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Rockford Products manufactured parts. The large part in the back is a Delco Shock absorber ring made on a 1500 header. The Outside Diameter is approximately 2.375". On the back right is valve spring retainer for Caterpillar diesel engines that was…

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Optical comparator for checking bolt dimensions and threads at Rockford Screw Products.

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Display rack at Rockford Products Plant #3 (707 Harrison Avenue) main office of the company's main products.

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Main office display rack for sales to hardware stores. This was set up at Rockford Products Plant #3 (707 Harrison Avenue).

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Store display of Rockford Products NAPA automotive and miscellaneous hardware sold and stocked by Rockford Products salesmen. NAPA stands for National Automotive Parts Association.

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Rockford Screw Products NAPA sales boxes of cap screws. NAPA stands for National Automotive Parts Association.

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Rockford Screw Products NAPA sales boxes of fasteners. NAPA stands for National Automotive Parts Association.

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Rockford Screw Products plastic box of cap screws.

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Rockford Screw Products sales NAPA display rack of fasteners in boxes. NAPA stands for National Automotive Parts Association.

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Rockford Screw Products sales display rack of fasteners in plastic boxes. The rack has the NAPA logo-- National Automotive Parts Association.

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Two women pack boxes of fasteners in the Packaging Department of Rockford Screw Products Plant #1 (2501 9th Street).

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Two women assemble boxes in the Packaging Department of Rockford Screw Products Plant #1 (2501 9th Street).

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A women in apron filling boxes with bolts in the Packaging Department of Rockford Screw Products Plant #1 (2501 9th Street).

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Rockford Screw Products Plant #1 (2501 9th Street) with five delivery trucks parked in front.

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Rockford Screw Products founder Swan Hillman at left stands with a second unknown person in front of a biplane. The two men are wearing aviators goggles and helmets.

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Rockford Screw Products corporate airplane, the "Screw Bird" sits on the tarmac with two men shaking hands in front of it. Company President Swan Hillman sits in a Ford Thunder Bird in front of the plane.

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Rockford Screw Products Employees loading boxes into the nose of company's airplane, the "Screw Bird".

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Concept drawing of Rockford Screw Products Plant #3 (707 Harrison Avenue).

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Concept drawing of Rockford Screw Products Plant #2 (612 Harrison Avenue).

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Concept drawing of Rockford Screw Products of Plant #1 (2501 9th Street).

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Dedication of room 314 at Swedish American Hospital in honor of Swan Hillman, founder of Rockford Screw Products. From left to right are Dean Grout the Administrator of Swedish American Hospital, Ward Lidbetter the President of Rockford Screw…

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Rockford Screw Products. Workers in front of 8th Street and Railroad Avenue plant.

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Rockford Screw Products Stock Clerk, Friden Johnson, at his desk.

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Ray Ollman employee, Rockford Screw Products

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Rupert Hillman, Assistant Sales Manager at Rockford Screw Products. Rupert's brother, Swan Hillman, was cofounder of the company.

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Frank Madsen, a Rockford Screw Products employee, at his desk.

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Rockford Screw Products lunch at the Pump Handle Restaurant. Rockford Screw Products President Swan Hillman is the third man from the left.

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Clearing the ground for the building of Rockford Screw Products Plant #3 (707 Harrison Avenue).

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A Rockford Products executive stands in front of a Metallurgical Laboratory optical comparator at Plant #3 (707 Harrison Avenue).

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Rockford Screw Products. Charles Holmquist, one of the early Directors of Rockford Screw Products. Holmquist was also the President of Holmquist Lumber and Fuel Company.
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