• Nash Motors factory building

    Nash Motors Company

    Construction of Building 45 (Service and Export) of Nash Motors main automobile manufacturing plant, looking southeast from Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Electric Railroad tracks. Existing Buildin…

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  • American Motors Corporation factory employees at work

    American Motors Corporation

    Two men operate machinery at the AMC factory. Company photo no. 156063. Circa 1950s. In 1954, Nash-Kelvinator Corporation joined with Hudson Motor Car Company to create the American Motors Corporation…

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  • Allen Tannery exhibition booth

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    An exhibition booth for N. R. Allen’s Sons Company, showing the harness and sole leather produced by the Allen Tannery. Between 1856 and 1927, N. R. Allen Sons Company, Inc., founded by Nathan Allen a…

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  • Allen Tannery interior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    A foreman supervises employees operating strip-cutting machines at the N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery. Leather strips move here from the rolling room where they are cut into sole strips. Circa 1910. Betwe…

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  • Chicago Brass Company factory

    Chicago Brass Company

    The Chicago Brass Company’s factory. Founded by a collaboration of entrepreneurs from various brass mills in 1886, the Chicago Brass Company, Inc. was in business until 1990, producing metals that wou…

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  • Sterling Factory - October - long aisle

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • Pirsch aerial ladder fire engine

    Pirsch Company

    An early Pirsch aerial ladder fire engine. 1990. Starting in 1857, Nicholas Pirsch began producing fire engines and ladders. By 1970, the Pirsch Company became the largest United States manufacturer t…

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  • View of Kenosha from Simmons plant

    Simmons Company

    Looking southwest from the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory over downtown Kenosha. Circa 1890s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees assembling the wood parts of an Arctic Shelter Tent, contracted by the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Simmons often manufactured products for the U.S Military, especially…

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  • Simmons factory fire

    Simmons Company

    The ruins of the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory, still smoking after the April 1892 fire, viewed from Lake Michigan. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially…

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  • Nash Motors factory interior

    Nash Motors Company

    An African American factory worker moving sand cast molds at Nash Motors’ Kenosha plant. A calendar in the back shows June 1952. Company photo no. 152301. In 1916, Charles Nash opened Nash Motors Comp…

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  • Auction: 29 buildings: industrial acreage, dock frontage, railroad sidings, business and residential properties--comprising N. R. Allen's Sons Company…

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    A poster advertising an auction comprising the N. R. Allen's Sons Company plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin. With photographs of the property for sale and descriptions of the plentiful resources and labor s…

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  • Allen Tannery exterior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    An early view of the N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery before it burned down in 1890. In the foreground lining Pike Creek are piles of tanbark, used to extract tannin for tanning leather. The Pennoyer Water…

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  • Nash Motors factory interior

    Nash Motors Company

    An African American factory worker with sand cast molds along track at Nash Motors’ Kenosha plant. Circa 1952. Company photo no. 152289. In 1916, Charles Nash opened Nash Motors Company, which became…

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  • MacWhyte wire rope

    MacWhyte Company

    A spool of MacWhyte wire rope. Circa 1970s. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1912, where wire rope, aircraft ca…

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  • Nash Motors factory building exterior

    Nash Motors Company

    A view of Nash Motors Building 44 during steel frame construction, looking northeast from rooftop of Building 30-35 (Auto Store and Loading). This addition to Nash Motors main automobile manufacturing…

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  • MacWhyte factory employees at work

    MacWhyte Company

    Three employees inside the MacWhyte factory. Circa 1970s. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1912, where wire rop…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees sewing parts of an Arctic Shelter Tent, contracted by the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Simmons often manufactured products for the U.S Military, especially during times…

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  • The American Motors Corporation/Chrysler plant

    American Motors Corporation

    A view of the AMC/Chrysler lakefront plant from Lake Michigan, after it had been closed in 1988. 1989. In 1954, Nash-Kelvinator Corporation joined with Hudson Motor Car Company to create the American…

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  • American Motors Corporation factory employee at work

    American Motors Corporation

    A young male factory worker wearing protective glasses poses in front of a wheel of an automobile going along the assembly line track at the AMC factory. Circa 1958-1959. In 1954, Nash-Kelvinator Corp…

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