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An interior view of Whitney Metal Tool Company looking from the back of the building to front at the second floor office area. 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 finished stock area. 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 the front at the second floor finishing department. Milling machines can be seen on the left and punch machines are in the center. The factory was on Forbes…

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An interior view of the Whitney Metal Tool Company Milling Department looking from the back of the building to front. The factory was on Forbes Street.

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An interior view of the Whitney Metal Tool Company Lathe Department looking from the back of the building to front. The factory was on Forbes Street.

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The front of the Whitney Metal Tool Company on Forbes Street. The taller company building to the left was built c. 1880. The center building with a mailman in front is Whitney's main building. The building on far right was torn down in later years…

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The Whitney Metal Tool Company location on Forbes Street . Also shows more of industrial downtown in background.

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Aerial view of the Whitney Metal Tool Company at 2833 Huffman Boulevard in Rockford, Illinois. The company became a subsidiary of Roper Industries in 1961 and changed its name to Roper Whitney Inc. in 1970. To the left is Overdene Street. Behind…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Metal studs are placed for 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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Metal studs are placed for 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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Metal studs are placed for 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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Workers survey progress on the 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 Industries in 1961.
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