Source: Illinois in the Second World War 940.5373 W34 v.2 pg. 73
E Award presented 1942, to which 4 stars have been added
Amos Woodward 1870 patent waterwheel governor manufactured hydraulic governors for prime movers: governors in Grand Coulee Dam, Spokane, WA governors in Soviet Union’s Dnieprostroy Dam.
Accomplishments include 1911: hydraulic governor 1917: automatic auxiliary equipment for remotely controlled hdro plants 1919: moto-driven governor head 1931: permanent magnet generator 1934: cabinet type actuator on Monroe Dam, Columbus, Nebraska on Watts Bar Dam near Dayton, Tennessee, Diesel governors on military ships unit for automatically controlling adjustable-pitch propellers Woodward airplane governor steam and wind turbine governors.
1872-1893 in frame structure plant 1893 moved into N.C. Thompson’s Reaper Works Building.
Source: 75 Years of Looking Forward: Woodward Governor Company, Rockford, Illinois
Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine Winter 2006 – 2007
Source: Rockford Register Star 1/2/2011
Source: Rockford Register Star 8/28/2012
Source: Rockford Register Star 11/1/2012