Atwood Marks 50th Year, 1959 – “Honor 3 Atwoods as 50th Anniversary…”

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Sept. 20, 1959

Atwood Vacuum Machine Tool Company

Atwood Vacuum Machine Tool Company

“Men, Motors and Markets”

Page 1: Among the pioneer producers of automobile parts was the Atwood Vacuum Machine Tool Company of Rockford

It was founded in 1909 by two brothers: J. T. and S. B. Atwood

Mr. Seth B. Atwood is still active as Chairman of the Board  (1959)

This special edition of “Men, Motors and Markets” is issued in commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of that event

Page 163-164:  In 1916 Seth Atwood invented a ‘door bumper’ that stopped door rattling

During the middle 1920’s, the Atwood Vacuum Machine Tool Company had a yearly output of $21 million of those adjustable steel strappings with rubber inserts for doors

Today (1959), the company manufactures a complete line of body hardware for cars; hood, door and trunk hinges; seat adjusters, door latches, brake mechanisms, and other assemblies


Source:  “Men, Motors and Markets” Rockford Public Library Local History Collection, R338.476292  R962M