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Date: 1923 

Description: Mrs. Waggoner opens a pressure cooker on a stove in a farmhouse, possibly as part of a home canning process.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Workers sanding wagon wheels at International Harvester's Weber Wagon Works in Auburn Park. The factory was owned by the Weber Wagon Company until 1904, wh...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Three draftsmen working at their desks at International Harvester's Deering Works. The factory was originally built by William Deering for the Deering Harv...

Date: 1923-10 

Description: Mrs. Waggoner pushes a button on an electric light switch on the wall in her farmhouse.

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Men working in the forge shop of the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. In 1902 it became the McCor...

Date: 1936-07-08 

Description: Workers assembling mowers along an assembly line at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The McCormick Works was built by Cyrus McCormick in 1873 and...

Date: 1918 

Description: Factory workers tend to machines on wheeled carts at International Harvester's McCormick Works factory. The carts run along a track embedded in the floor.

Date: 1900 

Description: Factory workers at a canvas machine at the McCormick Reaper Works.

Date: 1910-02-19 

Description: Three-lane bowling alley inside International Harvester's Deering Works. The factory was built by William Deering for the Deering Harvester Company in 1880...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Workers hand painting hundreds of McCormick mower main frames hanging in the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Mach...

Date: 1941-01-13 

Description: A group of new female factory workers receiving their first day of training at an International Harvester factory. The factory was responsible for making...

Date: 1935-08-06 

Description: Two factory workers at the West Pullman Works install cork insulation in a McCormick-Deering Milk Cooler.

Date: 1946 

Description: A group of male employees sit at tables in International Harvester's education and training center while an instructor speaks before them.

Date: 1943 

Description: A woman's face is visible through an opening in the after-body of an aircraft torpedo as she uses a tool to tap holes in it. The photograph was taken at In...

Date: 1900 

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Workers in Carl Bates' airplane factory in Chicago. The history of Bates' various aviation enterprises is sketchy, but it is known that he built airplanes...

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...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Factory workers load a wooden crate marked "McCormick Folding Daisy Reaper" using a pulley system in the docks of the McCormick Works.

Photograph

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: 1907-01-05 

Description: Photograph of an "Age and School Certificate" completed by a mother giving her 15-year-old son permission to work. The form reads: "THIS CERTIFICATE NOT T...

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