Hess and Hopkins Leather Co. – 1909, Catalog No. 11

Source: Hess and Hopkins Leather Co., Rockford, IL; Catalog No. 11, 1909 page 88

Hess and Hopkins Leather Co., Luther M Hess president; W T Anderson v-pres; F L Morgan sec and gen mgr; G F Ehman treas; 1101 Acorn St,  Source: McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1926

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Hess and Hopkins Leather Co. – 1924

Hess and Hopkins Leather Co.

Source: Rockford Morning Star July 27 1924

Hess and Hopkins Leather Co., Luther M Hess, president;  William T Anderson, vice-president nnd Supt.; F L Morgan, sec and Gen. Manager; G F Ehman, treasurer. 1101 Acorn St. Source: 1925 McCoy’s Rockford City Directory

Hess and Hopkins Leather Plant – 1909-10

Hess and Hopkins 1909

Source of photo and text above: Rockford 50,000  1909-10

largest manufacturer of leather products in the world

incorporated in 1881

plant covers 6 acres

200,000 square feet of floor space; average number of employees 350

tanners of harness and pump valve leather, horse collars, riding saddles, fly nets and patent leather goods.

Hess and Hopkins Leather Co., Luther M. Hess pres; Wm T. Anderson, v-pres and supt; F L Morgan sec and gen mgr; G F Ehman treas, 1101 Acorn St.   Source: McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1925

Hess and Hopkins Leather Co.

Hess and Hopkins ad

“We use only Bark Tanned Leather in our Harness, Collars and Saddles”   ad, p 367, 1917 McCoy’s Rockford City Directory

Hess and Hopkins Leather Co., L M Hess pres A F Hopkins vpres F L Morgan sec and gen mgr G F Ehman treas 1101 Acorn st  Source: 1917 McCoy’s Rockford City Directory p 366