Rockford Co-operative Furniture Co. Located at the corner of Ninth St. and Railroad Ave. Capital stock, $50,000. Present officers: P. A. Peterson, President; C.A. Hult, Secretary and Treasurer, C. E. Knudsen, superintendent. They manufacture a line of combination and cylinder book-cases, sideboards, tables and office desks; annual output, $175,000; employ 135 hands, with an annual payroll of $65,000. The factories are of brick, four stories high, 42 x 110 feet and 50 x 120 feet, with engine room 42 x 50 feet.
Source: “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,” vy Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, 1891.