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1. Tires arriving by conveyer near the vulcanizers Tires arriving by conveyer near the vulcanizers Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Workers near the conveyer wait for tires in molds which are destined for the vulcanizers on their right. As these molds arrive, these workers will place one mold on top of another until they fill the vulcanizer....

2. Working on a tire at a finishing stand Working on a tire at a finishing stand Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Workers are applying the special rubber stripe which will be the sidewall of the cord tire. This sidewall rubber was made by a special machine at the plant. When the sidewalls were built up, the tires...

3. View of Chicopee dam View of Chicopee dam Dams -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee; Belcher and Taylor Agricultural Tool Company; Chicopee River (Mass.); Manufactures -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee View of the dam in Chicopee Falls. The dam was built in the 1820s as a power source for burgeoning industries. On the left is a cluster of buildings which was the Belcher and Taylor Agricultural Tool Company....

4. Bee distribution day (2) Bee distribution day (2) Bees; Beehives; Schools -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee; Aldenville Canning Club; Dyer, Ethel T. Two young women from the Fairview section of Chicopee are standing behind their hives. On the left is Miss Ethel T. Dyer who was the supervisor of the Aldenville Canning Club.

5. Workers cutting and weighing processed rubber Workers cutting and weighing processed rubber Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Two workers with large knives are cutting bundled sheets of rubber. On the left the worker is carefully looking at his scale in order to determine the weight of his cut.

6. Removing the harness attached to the upper half of the mold Removing the harness attached to the upper half of the mold Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Two workers standing on opposite sides of the conveyer remove the harness which was used to lower the upper mold onto a tire encased by a bottom mold. Removal of the harness was the final procedure before...

7. Workers placing tires onto a conveyer belt Workers placing tires onto a conveyer belt Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Two workers on each side of a conveyer belt are removing unfinished tires from hooks attached to an overhead track. Each unfinished tire was then placed on the conveyer belt where it traveled to the mold...

8. Tire inspection before wrapping Tire inspection before wrapping Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Two workers in the shipping department are inspecting finished tires which they are holding upright on a table. Nearby on wooden pallets, tires of various tread design are stacked and bundled.

9. Inspecting tires which are ready for shipment Inspecting tires which are ready for shipment Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Two workers from the shipping department of the Fisk Tire Company inspect tires before they are put into the warehouse storage area. On the right, their supervisor is inspecting a stack of finished tires...

10. Wrapping tires for delivery to customers Wrapping tires for delivery to customers Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Two employees are working on a machine which wraps finished tires. To their left a stack of tires is waiting to be wrapped. On the right Fisk non-skid tires are wrapped and piled neatly on a pallet.

11. Rolls of cord stacked in a storage area Rolls of cord stacked in a storage area Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Tire cord wound on spools is piled in a bin. This cord made from a specially designed fabric was used in the manufacture of tires. In the 1920's three different factories were making tire cord for the...

12. Main mill building of the Fisk Tire Company Main mill building of the Fisk Tire Company Tire industry -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade -- Massachusetts-- Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) -- Industries; Tires This five-story building was the main production facility of the tire company. Founded in 1896, as one building and known as the Spalding & Pepper Rubber Company, it grew to be one of the nation’s largest...

13. Safety bulletin at the Fisk Tire Company warning about infections Safety bulletin at the Fisk Tire Company warning about infections Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires The safety bulletin in the display case has the following slogan on top: “Safety saves sickness, suffering, sadness”. On the bottom, it shows a series of health cartoons about the dangers of spreading...

14. Management of Fisk Tire Company Management of Fisk Tire Company Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires The managers of the Fisk Tire Company are seated at a table with their secretary to the right. Meetings were held in the administration building which faced Grove Street in Chicopee Falls. On the wall...

15. Doctor and nurse attending to a worker at the emergency hospital Doctor and nurse attending to a worker at the emergency hospital Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires The company doctor is treating a hand injury of an employee while the nurse assists him. The management of the Fisk Tire Company were proud that their company had an emergency hospital staffed by a full-time...

16. Trucks parked at the loading dock of the shipping department Trucks parked at the loading dock of the shipping department Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Ten trucks parked at the loading dock are getting ready to make shipments of finished tires. These tires will be delivered to dealers and the 130 branch stores operated by the Fisk Tire Company. The shipping...

17. Fire in one of the oldest buildings in Chicopee Falls, May 7, 1921 Fire in one of the oldest buildings in Chicopee Falls, May 7, 1921 Fires -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee; Williams Market; Chicopee (Mass.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.; Trolley cars -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee Spectators gather on Main Street in Chicopee Falls to view fire in an old wooden frame building. Hanging above the crowd are electrical trolley wires. These wires powered the trolley cars which ran on...

18. Solin's Block Solin's Block Chicopee (Mass.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.; Solin's Market; Stores, Retail -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee Solin's Market was located at 110 West Street in the west end of Chicopee. Grocer with apron is standing on the left under the awning of the market.

19. Gasless Sunday in Market Square Gasless Sunday in Market Square World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects -- United States; Market Square (Chicopee, Mass.); City Hall (Chicopee, Mass.); A.G. Spalding & Bros.; Chicopee (Mass.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. Pedestrians on left street corner gaze on a nearly empty square during World War I. City Hall is on the right and A.G. Spalding is in the background. During World War I the federal government proclaimed...

20. Charles J. Seaver Charles J. Seaver Seaver, Charles J.; Starzyk Building; City Hall (Chicopee, Mass.); Chicopee Savings Bank; Market Square (Chicopee, Mass.); Chicopee (Mass.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. Mr. Seaver is walking westward in downtown Market Square. On the left is the Starzyk Building and on the right is the City Hall clock tower. Mr. Seaver was the treasurer of the Chicopee Savings Bank which...
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