Rockford West vs. Janesville – 1959, Sophomore Squad Football

West vs Janesville 1

West vs Janesville 2

Source: Vertical  File

Rockford Clutch, a Division of Borg Warner – From Ox Carts to Jets

Borg Warner 1

From Ox Carts to Jets; Roy Ingersoll and the Borg Warner Story by Will Oursler, Prentice Hall, Inc., 1959

Shelved in Local History Collection

Bord Warner 2Page 197

Borg Warner 3Page 235


Ingersoll also knew Emerson-Brantingham’s Charles Brantingham, pp 91-92,

The third great producer of Gslesburg-made Discs, was Rockford Drilling Machine, which eventually became part of Borg-Warner.  p 140

“The Mechanics Universal Joint Co., formerly the Mechanics Machine Co., produced the Universal Joints which went into millions of automobiles, and, in those early days, began yo make automotive transmissions. The company was greatly helped at its start by a Rockford Industrialist and investor, P.A. Peterson, who was to become a part owner and, in 1906, president.”   pp 1982-3

“In 1914 they signed an agreement to produce 25 transmissions a day for the Chevrolet Automobile Co,”       p 183