Rockford, Rock Island and St. Louis Railroad Company – 1870

R Tinker - 1

R Tinker - 2

Source:  Rockford Weekly Register-Gazette Mar. 19, 1870

Briggs & Enoch

Briggs & Enoch, (C. C. Briggs and A. I. Enoch, owners) plow, cultivator and coulter manufacturing, Water Power district

Source: Bassett’s Rockford City Directory for 1879 p 27

*a coulter is a blade or sharp disk attached to the plow that cuts through the soil vertically before the plow goes through the soil. Definition found on http://www.refdesk.com