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A proof sheet with six photos of the Whitney Metal Tool Company lunch room in the Forbes Street plant. The lunch room was built between the company's two factory buildings.

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A group of men wearing work aprons gather around a work bench eating cake at Whitney Metal Tool Company Forbes Street Plant. A fire extinguisher is visible behind them on the right. See also 2017.43.1157

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Office in the Forbes Street Plant of Whitney Metal Tool Company. Pictured are Mary Jane and Betty (last names unknown), and two auditors Dan and Darrell (last names unknown).

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C. Lawrence Sherman, Whitney Metal Tool Company President from 1966-1968.

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Executive Vice President of Whitney Metal Tool Company Joe Tanaglia and Irene Rusk laugh at a desk. A typewriter and ashtray are visible behind and on the desk.

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Gerald D. Jensen, Vice President and General Manager of Whitney Metal Tool Company from circa 1943-1961. He was President of the company from 1961-1966.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company President Gus Jensen cutting a cake. President from 1943-1961, he began working for the company in 1922 as a salesman.

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John H. Makemson, President of Whitney Metal Tool Company from August 1968 until 1973.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company President C. Lawrence Sherman, working behind a desk at the Forbes Street Plant.

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The office area at Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Forbes Street. Pictured at front center is Betty Branning, at front right is Lorene Peterson, at left rear are Geraldine Connell and Irene Rusk, at left is Gail [Coneialde], and at right is …

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Denny Hamm works at a machine in the Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Forbes Street.

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Lunchtime at the Whitney Metal Tool Company Forbes Street plant. Pictured are Dianna Manning at left, Marion Dahlgren on the right, and an unknown employee in the center. Employee lockers are visible in the background.

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From left to right are Robert Riggs, Harry (last name unknown), and Les Burgett at the Whitney Metal Tool Company Forbes Street plant.

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Plant Superintendent, Joe Tanaglia, stands at the right with an unidentified man at the Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Forbes Street.

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Employees of the Engineering Dept. at the Whitney Metal Tool Company Forbes Street plant gather around drafting tables. Pictured from left to right are D. McCammond, Dick Veltare, Don Peterson, Les Burgett, and Ecksten.

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C. Lawrence Sherman and his wife Genevieve Sherman in the President's office at the Whitney Metal Tool Company Forbes Street Plant. Mr. Sherman served as company President from 1966-1968.

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Jack Makemson, Web Batton, and Mr. and Mrs. C. Lawrence Sherman at Christmastime. C. Lawrence Sherman was President of Whitney Metal Tool Company for 1966-1968. Upon his death Jack Makemson became President of the company. He remained President until…

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Whitney Metal Tool Company plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois from the back of the building The street in the foreground is likely to be Latham Street at Overdene Avenue.

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The newly constructed Whitney Metal Tool Company at 2833 Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois lit up with red and green lights. A Christmas tree stands on the roof.

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The newly constructed Whitney Metal Tool Company plant at 2833 Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. The masonry part of the building in the foreground is the office part of the building April 1968 just after move in.

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Employees at the Whitney Metal Tool Company on Forbes Street. From left to right are an unknown woman, Lorene Peterson, Diana Manning, Irene Rask, Carol Gustafson, Geraldine Connell, Harry (last name unknown), Ellen Perry, [Murice Freshing], and…

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A proof sheet of eleven photos of trench digging, pipelaying, and concrete pouring for the new Whitney Metal Tool Company building on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois.

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A proof sheet of twelve photos of the pipelaying for the new Whitney Metal Tool Company building on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois.

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A proof sheet of twelve photos of the construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company building on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois.

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A proof sheet of twelve photos of walls being built and concrete being smoothed at the new Whitney Metal Tool Company building on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois.

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A proof sheet with six photos of the installation of metal walls around the new Whitney Metal Tool Company building on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois.

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A proof sheet with five views of the roofing process on the new Whitney Metal Tool Company building on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois.

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A proof sheet with five views of the roofing process on the new Whitney Metal Tool Company building on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois.

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A proof sheet with two views of the framing of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company building on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois.

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A proof sheet with two views of the framing of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company building on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois.

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A man uses a smoothing machine on fresh concrete during construction of the Whitney Metal Tool Company building located on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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An African-American man using an industrial sweeper to clean the floors of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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African-American man using an industrial sweeper to clean the floors of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois.

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Construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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The ground breaking ceremony for the new Roper Whitney Company Plant located on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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The ground breaking ceremony for the new Roper Whitney Company Plant located on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. C. Lawrence Sherman, President of Whitney Tool Company stands at the far right. The company became a subsidiary of Roper…

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The ground breaking ceremony for the new Roper Whitney Company Plant located on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. C. Lawrence Sherman, President of Whitney Tool Company stands at the far right. The company became a subsidiary of Roper…

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A welder works on the interior construction of new Roper Whitney Company Plant located on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Interior construction of the new Roper Whitney Company building located on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. A worker appears to be working on reinforcing the concrete flooring.

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Interior construction of the new Roper Whitney Company building located on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. A worker appears to be working on building out the forms for the concrete flooring.

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Pouring concrete on the inside of new Roper Whitney Company Plant located on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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Pouring concrete on the inside of new Roper Whitney Company Plant located on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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An interior view of the under construction Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.

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The new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois begins to be enclosed with siding and roofing materials. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper…

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Windows are installed in the first floor brick walls of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper…

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Concrete floors are poured in construction of the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in…

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Metal joists and beams are placed in the new Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in April 1968. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961.
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