“39 JA Companies Are Organized” – 1968

Source: Rockford Morning Star Oct. 15, 1968

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