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Date: 1949 

Description: A wood pattern-maker apprentice at McCormick Works (factory) turns a pattern on the faceplate of a lathe.

Date: 1949 

Description: A wood pattern-maker apprentice at McCormick Works (factory) shellacs a sprocket wheel pattern.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: A factory worker stands next to the battery of roller bearing tumble mills at McCormick Works.

Date: 1949-03 

Description: An factory worker at McCormick Works performs a final inspection of mower guards.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Wicker chairs, pillows, table, magazines, a Victrola, and a medicine cabinet in the infirmary at International Harvester' Deering Works twine mill. The fac...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: A factory worker at International Harvester's Tractor Works uses a forklift with a small crane to transport materials.

Date: 1930 

Description: Factory workers pack small metal parts into wooden crates using a conveyor belt and scale at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1900 

Description: Three men open bales of sisal fiber at the McCormick Twine Mill.

Date: 1937-05-17 

Description: Exterior view of the McCormick Works factory at night. A tower with an illuminated sign reading "McCormick" is in the background. A faint image of a group...

Date: 1949-03 

Description: An factory worker at McCormick Works uses a Rockwell Hardness Tester to check ledger plates.

Date: 1930 

Description: Factory workers at their stations in International Harvester's West Pullman Works.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Metal wheels hanging from the ceiling at International Harvester's Plano Works. The wheels appear to ready for dipping in a liquid bath. The factory was la...

Date: 1934-12-13 

Description: Workers loading Farmall F-12 tractors onto railroad cars using an overhead crane outside International Harvester's Tractor Works. The factory yard is cover...

Date: 1929-04-20 

Description: Railroad tracks and waterway outside International Harvester's Deering Works. The Deering Works was owned by the Deering Harvester Company before 1902.


Combing Fibre

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Men in a factory comb fiber (fibre), the first process preparatory to spinning. International Harvester used sisal fiber to make binder twine. The men may...

Date: 1900 

Description: View of a bathroom at the McCormick factory. A row of sinks stand in the foreground, and several toilet stalls with overhead tanks are along the back wall....


Description: International Harvester's Deering Twine Mill. The twine mill was part of the Deering Works. The factory was owned by the Deering Harvester Company until 19...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Factory workers in the weighing and sacking room at the McCormick Twine Mill. A scale is standing in the background at right. White sheets are hanging in t...

Date: 1936-07-08 

Description: A McCormick-Deering all-steel thresher modified for display at the McCormick Works factory showroom.

Date: 1913-06 

Description: A man and two women working in the canvas department at International Harvester's Deering Works (factory). The canvas was likely used for grain binders, ha...

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