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

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

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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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Whitney Metal Tool Company bender for bending metal.

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Foundation work begins for 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Whitney Metal Tool Company President C. Lawrence Sherman demonstrating the bending machine.

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Excavation work begins for the 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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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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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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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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Foundation walls go up for 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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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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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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