J. L. Clark Manufacturing Co. – 1952 ad

J.L. Clark

Source: St. Thomas Catholic High School, 1952 Tolle Lege Yearbook ad

Clark, J.L. Manufacturing Co., L. H. Clark, Chairman of the Board, R. C. Rosecrance, President; W. R. Franklin, Vice-President; H C Gregory, Sec-Treas; Manufacturers of Tin Boxes, Cans, Flue Stoppers; 925 23rd Ave. at 6th St.  Source: Polk’s 1952 Rockford and Loves Park City Directory


Shoudy Manufacturing Company – 1891

Shoudy Manufacturing Company.  This business is conducted by Israel Shoudy, with an invested capital of $10,000, and was established in 1888.  Tank heaters, feed cookers, grinders, lawn mower attachments, and all other specialties are manufactured, with a force of ten employees.  The business will foot up to $10,000 a year, with a pay-roll of $3,000. The building occupied is on South Wyman Street, on the water power, is of frame, 30×60′, two stories high, with a 30×40′ wing.

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

Excelsior Furniture Co. – 1891

“Excelsior Furniture Co.. Organized in 1881, with a capital stock of $50,000.  The present officers are Thos. D. Reber, President; August Haegg, Vice-President; C. F. Salstrom, Secretary and Treasurer. They manufacture a fine grade of parlor furniture. The annual output is $90,000.  They employ seventy-five hands, with an annual pay roll of $35,000. The factory is of brick and wood, 60×100 and 80×100, three stories in height, with an engine house 60×20.”

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

“Excelsior Furniture Co., August Haegg, pres’t., Alfred C. Abramson, vice-pres’t.; Chas. F. Salstrom, secy. and treas.; Wholesale manufacturers of parlor furniture. Corner Seventh St. and Railroad Ave.”

Source: 1892 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory

Excelsior Furn

Excelsior Furniture was located on Seventh St, between 6th and 7th Ave., corner of Railroad Ave.

North of the Illinois Central Railroad Tracks

Source: 1892 Winnebago County Atlas