Free Sewing Machine Co. – William C. Free president

Free Sewing Machine

Source:  The City of Rockford and Her Men of Affairs, p 72 author Charles Lee Daly, pub 1920

Free Sewing Machine Co., Jay Kasler President; H,J,Kasler, M M Kasler, L E Levee, vice-presidents; J. M. Stuchen, secretary, C L Emery Jr. asst. treasurer. Manufacturers. 1701 – 1829  18th Ave.  1944 Polk’s Rockford City Directory

Free Sewing Machine – 1909-10

Free Sewing Machine R 50,000

Source of picture: “Rockford 50,000; 1909-10”  p 25

“An average of 300 sewing machines are manufactured and shipped daily.”

“Full page advertisements in Ladies Home Journal and McCall’s magazines in November and December, 1909.”

1909 McCoy Rockford City Directory lists William C Free, president, Illinois Sewing Machine Co., Chicago.

1911 McCoy’s Rockford City Directory lists: Free Sewing Machine Co., W C Free, president, C R Tinsman, v pres and manager, D S Drysdale, superindent, 18th Ave. corner 13th St.