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21. Placing the unvulcanized tire in the mold Placing the unvulcanized tire in the mold Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires A group of workers standing on each side of a conveyer lower the top half of a mold over an unfinished tire which has been placed by other workers into a bottom mold. Molds which were made of metal resembled...

22. Operating a tire-building machine Operating a tire-building machine Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires A worker operates a machine which winds cord around the rim of a metal core. For cord tires, the circumference of the core was smaller than the inside of the tire because these tires expanded when they...

23. Member of the Aldenville Canning Club Member of the Aldenville Canning Club Aldenville Canning Club; Canning and preserving; Food -- Preservation A club member, Lillian Sansoucy, stands in a field to the right of a table displaying prizewinning jars. The sign on the table identifies her as Chicopee's champion canner.

24. 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...

25. 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...

26. 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...

27. Hammersley's Building Hammersley's Building Chicopee (Mass.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.; Hammersley's Building; Aldenville Cash Market; J.A. Lamothe Druggist; Stores, Retail -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee Business block at 695 Grattan Street in the Aldenville section of Chicopee. Two men are standing in front of the Aldenville Cash Market, on the left is J.A. Lamothe Druggist.

28. Generators from the Farrel Foundry and Machine Company Generators from the Farrel Foundry and Machine Company Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Inside the “boiler room” at the Chicopee plant, generators supplied heat which was necessary to cure rubber in an unfinished tire. The markings on the generator indicate that it was manufactured by...

29. 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...

30. Front gates of A.G. Spalding & Bros. Front gates of A.G. Spalding & Bros. A.G. Spalding & Bros.; Manufactures -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee; Sporting goods industry -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee Gatekeeper and watchman, John Sullivan, is seated on the right next to another individual at the entrance of A.G. Spalding & Bros., a manufacturer of sporting goods. Located in Chicopee center on the banks...

31. Fire in one of the oldest buildings in Chicopee Falls, May 7, 1921 (Williams Market) Fire in one of the oldest buildings in Chicopee Falls, May 7, 1921 (Williams Market) Fires -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee; Williams Market; Stores, Retail -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee; Chicopee (Mass.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. Firemen with a hose are climbing a ladder to put out a fire on the top floor of the Williams Market which was located at 103 Main Street in Chicopee Falls. Smoke can be seen pouring out of the round window...

32. Fire in one of the oldest buildings in Chicopee Falls, May 7, 1921 (Theater) Fire in one of the oldest buildings in Chicopee Falls, May 7, 1921 (Theater) Fires -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee; Williams Market; Stores, Retail -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee; Grand Theater (Chicopee, Mass.); Motion picture theaters -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee Crowd standing on the sidewalk to view the fire at the Williams Market on Main Street in Chicopee Falls. To the left, a white lamp marks the entrance of the Grand Theater which was a picture show.

33. 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...

34. Finished tires on the wrapping machine Finished tires on the wrapping machine Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Four wrapped tires are sitting atop the wrapping machine. Because Fisk Tire Company had retail stores in forty states, tires were wrapped before they were shipped to these stores. The wrapping prevented...

35. Filling the vulcanizer with the molds Filling the vulcanizer with the molds Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires A worker presses his hand on a stack of molds while he waits for the cover to be lowered onto the vulcanizer. When the cover is secure, heat and steam will be piped into the vulcanizer, causing the rubber...

36. 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...

37. Cutting tire cord on a table Cutting tire cord on a table Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires A worker is cutting a length of cord at an angle or on the bias. Tire cord had to be cut at a 45 degree angle because the fabric threads were woven at this angle. This angle weave of the cord proved to...

38. Crowd at the Fisk Rubber Co. contributing funds Crowd at the Fisk Rubber Co. contributing funds World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Salvation Army; Salvation Army -- History; Fisk Rubber Co.; Tires; Rubber industry and trade Crowd gathered at the Fisk Rubber Co. in Chicopee Falls making donations to the Salvation Army. Large plant buildings in background and to the right.

39. Chicopee covered bridge Chicopee covered bridge Covered bridges -- Chicopee (Mass.); A.G. Spalding & Bros. Covered bridge built in 1846 connected Chicopee center with Granby Road and Chicopee Street. A.G. Spalding & Bros. building is directly to the left at the end of the bridge. Since colonial times, the area...

40. 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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