• MacWhyte employees

    MacWhyte Company

    MacWhyte Wise Owl Award recipient Frank Helbing. 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…

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  • Mrs. Zalmon G. Simmons

    Simmons Company

    Mrs. Zalmon G. Simmons, wife of Zalmon Simmons, founder of the Simmons Company. Circa late 19th century. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Th…

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  • MacWhyte sling

    MacWhyte Company

    A MacWhyte sling in use. 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 cables, and tie rods…

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  • MacWhyte soccer team

    MacWhyte Company, Newell

    The MacWhyte soccer team posing with their championship trophy. Front row, left to right: Donald Muggsy Reeves, Joe Kolar, Bob Patterson, Frank Brink Kolar, James Kolar. Middle row, left to right: Wil…

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  • MacWhyte employee at company event

    MacWhyte Company

    A MacWhyte salesman shows off his entry onto a plaque for sales performance at a company dinner. December 1978. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Comp…

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  • Allen Tannery exterior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    The N. R. Allen’s Sons plant in summer, looking northwest across Pike Creek from downtown Kenosha. The old Main Street (now Sixth Avenue) bridge can be seen on the right, and Peoples Cash Meat Market…

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  • Nash Motors factory building

    Nash Motors Company

    A view looking southwest from west side of Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Electric Railroad tracks of Nash Motors Building 44 during steel frame construction. Vern E. Alden, Architects Engineers, a…

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  • MacWhyte employee at outdoor company event

    MacWhyte Company

    A man at an outdoor MacWhyte event. Circa 1940s. 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, aircra…

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  • MacWhyte products

    MacWhyte Company

    MacWhyte products in use on a Bucyrus-Erie power shovel. Circa late-20th century. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Kenosha, Wisconsin…

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  • U. S. Naval officers present MacWhyte employees with a gift

    United States. Navy

    An Official U. S. Navy Photograph of men being presented with a model ship. Circa 1940s. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Kenosha, Wi…

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  • Main and Wisconsin Streets - northwest corner

    Newell, R. S

    The photograph of this corner was taken during World War I, when the upper floor of the building was occupied as the Red Cross Headquarters of Kenosha County.

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  • A Nash pickup truck

    Nash Motors Company

    The front of a Nash pickup truck parked in front of Lake Michigan. Circa 1949. In 1916, Charles Nash opened Nash Motors Company, which became known for its Quad trucks. It was one of many Kenosha auto…

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  • American Motors Corporation factory interior

    American Motors Corporation

    A factory worker demonstrates machinery to an executive at the AMC factory. Company photo no. 155900. Circa 1955. In 1954, Nash-Kelvinator Corporation joined with Hudson Motor Car Company to create th…

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  • Pirsch family photograph

    Pirsch Company

    A Pirsch family photograph. Circa July 1937. Starting in 1857, Nicholas Pirsch began producing fire engines and ladders. By 1970, the Pirsch Company became the largest United States manufacturer that…

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  • Nash Motors plant exterior

    Nash Motors Company

    One of the buildings at the Nash Motors plant. Circa mid-20th century. In 1916, Charles Nash opened Nash Motors Company, which became known for its Quad trucks. It was one of many Kenosha automobile p…

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  • Hannahs Manufacturing Company factory interior

    Hannahs Manufacturing Company

    Machinery inside the Hannahs Manufacturing Company factory.

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  • Nash automobile bodies transporting between Kenosha plants

    Nash Motors Company

    Nash automobile bodies being moved by truck to the main plant on 52nd Street in Kenosha. Circa 1938-1940. In 1916, Charles Nash opened Nash Motors Company, which became known for its Quad trucks. It w…

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  • MacWhyte factory employee at work

    MacWhyte Company

    A MacWhyte factory worker moves a bundle of wire rods into the factory. Circa early 20th century. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Ke…

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  • Allen Tannery exterior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    The N. R. Allen’s Sons Company plant in winter, looking northwest across Pike Creek from downtown Kenosha. A horse-drawn carriage and pedestrians are crossing the old Main Street (now Sixth Avenue) br…

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  • Allen Tannery parade float

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    A side view of a float by the N. R. Allen’s Sons Company for the Kenosha City Centennial Parade on June 24, 1915. The parade float is decorated with tanbark, harness leather, and Allen Sole Strips. A…

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