The Grand Prize, Elco Industries, Inc.

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Title

The Grand Prize, Elco Industries, Inc.

Description

Black and white photograph of check awarded to Elco employee, William Starnes, for his suggested modification to an EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining). According to a Rockford Register-Republic article from April 16, 1971, "Stearns,. . . a 14-year veteran with Elco, suggested use of a rotating fixture to hold carbide die inserts while eroding a hole in them by EDM." The same article states that this is "one of the largest suggestion pay-offs" in Elco's history.

Date

March 1971

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2018.78.292

Original Format

Photograph or Negative

Physical Dimensions

4" x 5.5"

Citation

“The Grand Prize, Elco Industries, Inc.,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed December 7, 2022, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3177.

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