Andrews Wire and Iron Works

1915 Ad, with Kitchen Kummfort Toaster and Dust Pans

Source: ad p. 895, 1915 Rockford City Directory

Independence Ave. and Preston Ave.

Charles Andrews, Pres, A g Andrews, V-P, Charles Andrews, Jr- Sec and Treas

Source: 1915 Rockford City Directory

Source: “Rockford Rocked” on www.facebook.com, March 2913 &  Hardware Dealer’s Magazine, issue and date unknown

Baseball, Local – 1913

On Park Playgrounds

Source: Rockford Republic May 15, 1913

 

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association – R. I. A. A.

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association – R. I. A. A.

Organized in 1910 (1909-1910 season)

The oldest and largest group of its kind in the nation

Basketball, the first sport organized, was dropped in the 1940’s

The charter members were the Ashburn Company, Andrews Wire and Iron Works, and Rockford Mitten and Hosiery Company

In 1913-14, the group split into Commercial and Factory leagues

 

Source: Rockford Register, 12/24/1955, Rockford Public Library’s “Rockfordiana” files, “Sports – 1”

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association – R. I. A. A.

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association – R. I. A. A.

In the 1913 Factory League: Andrews Wire, Kurtz Action, Free Sewing Machine Company, Hess and Hopkins, Barber-Colman, and Trahern Pump Company

In the 1913 Commercial League: Rockford Malleable, Clark Manufacturing Company, Rockford Watch Company, Central Union Telephone, Printers, and Burson Knitting Company

Source: Rockford Morning Star, 08/13/1913, also in Rockford Public Library’s “Rockfordiana” files, “R. I. A. A.”