Skandia Plow Company – 1891

The Skandia Plow Company. Located at the corner of Cedar and South Court Streets.  The capital stock is $125,000. The present officers and directors are: P.A. Peterson, President: John Peterson, Vice-President; J.A. Lundgren, Secretary and Treasurer. They manufacturer a line of gang and sulky plows, corn planters, check-rowers, harrows and cultivators.  Annual product: $200,000, and employs eighty-five hands, with an annual pay-roll of $42,000. Factory 45×100′ and 40×100′, three stories high, with blacksmith shop 60×120′, and warehouse 50×100′.

Source: “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,” by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Row, 1891

Rockford Plow Co. – 1891

Rockford Plow Company.  The present company was incorporated in 1883, with a capital of $125,000.  The officers are E. L. Woodruff, President; B.A. Knight, Vice-President; T.M. Carpenter, Secretary and Treasurer. The company’s plant is located on Mill Street, on the water power, and includes a main building built of stone , 50×140 feet in size, and four stories high. There are six other buildings for warehouses and finishing purposes.  The company employs an average of seventy-five men, and does an annual business of $200,000.  Their pay-roll averages $30,000, and they manufacture plows, planters, cultivators, seeders and other agricultural implements.

Source: “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,” by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, 1891.