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Photograph

Weber Works Shop

Date: 1910-01-10 

Description: Workers cutting wooden spindles with a rotating saw at International Harvester's Weber Works in Auburn Park. The factory was owned by the Weber Wagon Comp...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Technicians stand and sit in the paint(?) laboratory at the McCormick Reaper Works factory. Tables are equipped with burners, beakers and other supplies.

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Early McCormick reaper at McCormick Works. There is a white sheet hung in the background for a backdrop.

Date: 1944 

Description: Factory workers handle metal parts at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1973 ca.

Description: Assembly line worker greasing a three point arm link on a Farmall 66 series tractor - possibly a 1066.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Several men load boxes and pallets from International Harvester's Tractor Works onto a train.

Date: 1942-05-25 ca.

Description: Factory workers at International Harvester's 20 (Twenty) Millimeter Gun Plant operate a factory machine. Caption on photograph reads, "First machining of t...

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Workers testing paint for physical constancy, viscosity and weight per gallon in the Paint Department of International Harvester's McCormick Works. Cans of...

Photograph

Sheet Metal Shop

Date: 1943-12-20 

Description: Men work in the sheet metal shop of the farm machinery engineering department of the International Harvester Company. The original caption reads, "Part of...

Date: 1918-04-17 

Description: Workers loading wooden crates containing components for wagons or possibly "machine gun carts" onto railroad cars at International Harvester's McCormick Wo...

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: International Model SF-46 2 ton motor truck equipped with 500 gallon oil tank and power take-off pump. The truck was owned by the Polar Wave heating oil co...

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: Workers on an factory floor installing engines onto tractor frames (chassis) at an International Harvester factory - most likely Tractor Works.

Date: 1941-04-24 ca.

Description: Factory workers pull equipment with an International TracTracTor (crawler tractor), most likely at International Harvester's Tractor Works. Original captio...

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: 1947 

Description: A female factory worker operates a machine consisting of multiple gears while seated at a table at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1902-05-02 before

Description: Front cover and first two pages of the menu and program for a dinner honoring newspaperman Opie Read. There is a tipped-in drawing of Read on the cover, dr...

Date: 1925-01-27 

Description: Male and female workers producing balls of twine and placing them in burlap bags. The McCormick Works was built by Cyrus McCormick in 1873 and became part...

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: Office staff and factory foremen at the McCormick Reaper Works. The men in the top row from left to right are: Wm. Schaefer, Palmer, Herman Veller (machin...

Date: 1956-09-09 

Description: Striking members of Amalgamated Meatcutters Local 28 picketing at the Swift and Company plant in Chicago.

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: Stationary engines of various sizes stored in neat rows at International Harvester's Tractor Works. Wooden skids are leaning against many of the engines. I...

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