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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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Les Burgett and Harold Pedersen at Les' retirement party. Leslie Burgett was the Chief Engineer at the Whitney Metal Tool Company, where he worked for 41 years.

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Les Burgett and his wife Lillian at Whitney Metal Tool Company dinner and dance. Also pictured to far left is Mrs. Gerald Plumb. Leslie Burgett was the Chief Engineer at the company, where he worked for 41 years.

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Bernard Zellner, the Tool Room Foreman for Whitney Metal Tool Company, also served as Plant Superintendent.

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Album of five photos taken on Forbes Street in front of Whitney Metal Tool Company. The two men in final photo are identified as A. Monks and D. Plumb.

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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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Kitchen Staff at the Whitney Metal Tool Company Plant on Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. Pictured is Freda Backe, Mrs. Johnson, Charlie [Blalehen], and an unidentified African American man.

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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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Don Siefert, Whitney Metal Tool Company's Plant Engineer, at the company's Huffman Boulevard plant in Rockford, Illinois.

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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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Whitney Metal Tool Company Duplex Rolling Machine.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company Duplex Rolling Machine.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company Duplex Rolling Machine as seen from the side.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company Duplex Rolling Machine.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company Duplex Rolling Machine.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company large mobile punch unit on wheels.

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A Whitney Metal Tool Company punch designed to move down an I-beam and punch as it went.

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An updated version of the Whitney Metal Tool Company Punch No. 8.

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Demonstration of how to use the Whitney Metal Tool Company Punch No. 8.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company Punch No. 8.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company Imperial Punch No. 8. The punch was patented in 1923. This close up shows the punch being removed from the base.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company Imperial Punch No. 8. The punch was patented in 1923.

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The standard Whitney Metal Tool Company Punch.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company Punch No. 20 assembled.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company Punch No. 20. The base is on the left and the punch is on the right.

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Whitney Shear No. 6 gauges, used to set a shear machine in a specific position.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company Shear No. 6 to cut straight metal.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company Shear No. 4, an Angle Iron Shear.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company bender for bending metal.

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Hand tools made by the Whitney Metal Tool Company. To the left is a bending tool; on the right is Whitney Metal Tool Company's Notcher No. 50.

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A Whitney Metal Tool Company Rolling Machine that will roll metal into a ring form.

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A Whitney Metal Tool Company Rolling Machine that will roll metal into a ring form.

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A Whitney Metal Tool Company Rolling Machine that will roll metal into a ring form.

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A Whitney Metal Tool Company Rolling Machine that will roll metal into a ring form.

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Ball bearing punches and shears developed by W.A. Whitney before 1912, as well as punches developed by the Whitney Metal Tool after Whitney sold the company in 1912.

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Ratchet Brace No. 2 developed and sold by Whitney Metal Tool Company.

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Cut-off saw used to cut metal with a ceramic blade. Developed by the Whitney Metal Tool Company.

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Cut-off saw used to cut metal with a ceramic blade. Developed by the Whitney Metal Tool Company.

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Several employees of Whitney Metal Tool Company enjoy cake while the woman in the foreground serves it. They are dressed in work aprons and are eating at a workbench. Related to 2017.43.1212.

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Whitney Metal Tool Company President C. Lawrence Sherman demonstrating the bending machine.

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The interior of Whitney Metal Tool Company material storage area showing materials stockpiled for the company's bending machine. The factory was on Forbes Street.

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An interior view of Whitney Metal Tool Company looking from the back of the building to front at the parts storage area. The factory was on Forbes Street.

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An interior view of the Whitney Metal Tool Company looking from the back of the building to front. Bending Machines, a product of Whitney Metal Tool Company, are lined up in a row. The factory was on Forbes Street.

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An interior view of the Whitney Metal Tool Company Heat Treatment Department. The factory was on Forbes Street.

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An interior view of Whitney Metal Tool Company looking from the back of the building to front at the assembly area. To the right is a Radial Drill. To the far right is a bending machine. The factory was on Forbes Street.
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