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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rockford Cabinet Co. – 1892

Rockford Cabinet Co., George F. Kellogg, prest.; A.D. Early, vice-prest.; C. H. Porter, secy and treas.; Manufacturers of wood mantels. Office and factory corner Central Ave. and Cedar St.

Source: 1892 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory

Van Wie Gas Stove Co. – 1891

Van Wie Gas Stove Co.

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

Van Wie (The) Gas Stove Co.,  George S. Roper, prest.; George D. Roper, secy. and treas. Wholesale manufacturers of gas, cooking and heating stoves, hot water generators, etc.  Huffman Boulevard.                       Source: 1892 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory

Van Wie Avenue is one block south of Fulton Ave. and may indicate location of factory.  See 1892 Winnebago County Atlas below. The factory was on th east side of Huffman Blvd., about a block south of the Railroad Tracks, between Van Wie and Fulton Ave.

Van Wie 1892 Atlas

Royal Sewing Machine Co. – 1891

Royal Sewing machine Co.

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

Royal Sewing machine Co., John Budlong, prest.;  P.A. Peterson, vice-prest.; J.A. Bowman, secy.; S. S. Budlong, treas.; manufacturers of The Royal Sewing Machines. Corner 18th Ave. and Twelfth St.  Source: 1892 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory

 

W.F. and John Barnes Co. factory – 1891

WF and John Barnes Co. 1891

W.F. & John Barnes Co.; W.F. Barnes, prest; B. Frank Barnes, vice-prest; John Barnes, secy. and treas. Machine shops. Manufacturers of foot and steam power, iron and woodworking machinery. 301 – 309 S. Water St.  Text source: 1892 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory

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

 

 

 

Rockford Watch Co. factory – 1891

Rockford Watch factory 1891

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

Rockford Watch Co., H. W. Price, prest., Wm. Lathrop, vice-prest., G. E. Knight, secy. and treas.. Manufacturers of gold and silver watch cases. 303 – 313 So. Madison St.    Source: 1892 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory