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Deering Works

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Fullerton Avenue side of the Deering Works (factory) building. Two cars are parked just inside the factory gate. Before 1902, the buil...

Date: 1914-08-08 

Description: A photographer stands near a camera on the bank of the Chicago River. He likely works for International Harvester Company and appears to be photographing t...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Slightly elevated view of factory workers testing(?) the binding mechanisms for grain binders at the McCormick Reaper Works. Loose hay and hay bundles are...

Date: 1974-03 

Description: A group of male and female workers are posing around a sign and a crankcase sitting on the factory floor. The sign reads "Melrose Park Plant / March, 1974...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Workers, including some boys, threading bolts with heavy machinery in the Nut and Bolt Department at the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by t...

Date: 1936-07-22 

Description: Men in the Repairs Department Sales Room at the McCormick Works factory.

Date: 1947 

Description: A factory worker wearing eyeglasses is holding a metal part while standing at a large machine in International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1947 

Description: A factory worker handles metal parts at West Pullman Works.


Description: Exterior view of a Pawling & Harnischfeger 3-ton traveling electric monorail hoist located at James B. Clow & Sons. The cab is stamped "Capacity 6,000 Lbs....

Date: 1949-03 

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of workers filing out of the gates of the McCormick Reaper Works at the end of a work day. The factory became part of the International Harve...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: A man stands beside a bookcase in a factory office, possibly in the bookkeeping or accounting department, at the McCormick Works. Several desks and cabinet...

Date: 1936-07-08 

Description: Factory workers test mowers at the at McCormick Works.

Date: 1936-07-22 

Description: Slightly elevated view of women workers measuring, cutting and sewing sections of canvas for binder back curtains, combine hoods and curtains, burlap bags,...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: The office staff of International Harvester's Weber Works poses beneath an American flag in front of the exterior office door. Weber Works produced wagons.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Factory workers pouring hot metal? into a mold or wheel hub at International Harvester's Plano Works. The factory was later known as "West Pullman Works."

Date: 1943-01-13 

Description: Woman working on a midget mill that cuts spiral grooves and moves at a rate of about 3500 r.p.m. The woman operating this machine was a former drill press...

Date: 1959 

Description: Men work on crawlers inside an International Harvester factory, possibly Tractor Works.

Date: 1949-03 

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

Date: 1907 

Description: Factory workers at International Harvester's Plano Works. The factory was later known as "West Pullman Works."

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