“R.I.A.A. Loop Resumes Play” – 7-15-1956, Softball

R.I.A.A. Loop Resumes Play

Source:   Rockford Morning Star July 15, 1956

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association – 1947

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association

1947 Nylint: Tindell

1947 Greenlee: Schulz

1947 Gunite: Stewart

1947 Woodward Governor: B. Schleicher and F. Schleicher

1947 National Lock: McMullen and Shearer

1947 Globe Imperial:  Mayberry and Warner

1947: Washburn: McNalt and Rockwell

 

Source: Rockford Morning Star, 06/25/1947

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association – 1947

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association

1947 Nylint Toy: Eastman

1947 Ekstrom-Carlson:  E. Johnson

1947 Ebaloy: Manali and Pauletta

1947 Rockford Drop Forge: Nelson

1947 Sundstrand: Pirello

1947 Mechanics: Lee

1947 National Lock: Anderson and Nygren

1947 Rockford Machine Tool: Downing and Kneller

1947 Free Sewing: Anastasi, Dechaine

 

Source: Rockford Morning Star, 07/23/1947

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association – 1947

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association

1947 Ingersoll: Peterson and Clausen

1947 Anderson Brothers: Yeager and Crowley

1947 Meyers: Coons, White and Rainey

1947 Roper: McCrudden, Allen and Hearns

1947 Rockford Furniture: Anderson

1947 Nylint Toy: Cancelose and Seaberg

1947 O & H Foundries: Dumchoski and Savitski

1947 Ekstrom-Carlson: Hogland and Balcitis

1947 Greenlee: Orville Lindquist and Muzzarelli

1947 Contour Hosiery: D. Murray, Rathke and Steigler

1947 Ebaloy: Casico and Casico

1947 Rockford Drop Forge: Haeggquist and Berglund

1947 J. L. Clark: Swenson, Melquist and Schmidt

1947 Joseph Behr: Yeagle and Behling

1947 Mattison: Rinaldo, Pegoraro, Ivan Johannes

1947 Amerock: Rydholm and Garnhart

1947 Mechanics: Stewart and Saudargus

1947 Sundstrand: Stonis, Kuhl and Scrogston

 

Source: Rockford Morning Star, 07/16/1947

Ravitts, Gail

author of “The Evolution of Toys,” and ” Toys in the Territory,” pp 148 – 153

numerous pictures of toys

Sock Monkey, Nelson Knitting, Rockford

Nylint, of Rockford, IL,  founded in 1937, by Bernard Klint and David Nyberg. In 2001, Funrise Toys of California bought them out.

Tonka Toys, founded in 1946 by Lynn Baker, Alvin Tesh and Avery Crounse, in Mound, Minnesota.  In 1991, Hasbro Inc. bought it out and moved it to China.

Structo Toys, founded in Freeport in 1908, as Thompson Manufacturing Co.  The name changed to Structo Manufacturing in 1911. The company sold in 1973 to a manufacturer of farm toys, Ertl.

Testor Corp., founded in Rockford, around 2930 by Nils Testor, as a producer of “Crystal Clear Household Cement.”  Circa WWII, Testor began producing static pinewood models of aircraft, and later added an engine. In the early 1970’s, Testor added plastic models.

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Holiday 2014, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp 148-153