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1. Tire with a partially fitted inner tube Tire with a partially fitted inner tube Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires A tire with a visible inner tube leans against a stack of nearby tires. The invention of the pneumatic tire, i.e., a vulcanized tire with an inflatable inner tube gave passengers in automobiles a smooth,...

2. 2. Chicopee, Massachusetts Memorial Day, May 30, 1921 2. Chicopee, Massachusetts Memorial Day, May 30, 1921 Memorial Day -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee A visual document of Chicopee, Massachusetts Memorial Day, May 31, 1920: a chronological photographic series.

3. 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...

4. Safety bulletin describing a recent accident at the Chicopee plant of the Fisk Tire Company Safety bulletin describing a recent accident at the Chicopee plant of the Fisk Tire Company Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Inside the safety bulletin case, management of the plant has placed a poster which shows and describes how a worker injured his finger while placing his hand on a tire hanging from the overhead track;...

5. 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...

6. 1. Chicopee, Massachusetts Memorial Day, May 31, 1920 1. Chicopee, Massachusetts Memorial Day, May 31, 1920 Memorial Day -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee A visual document of Chicopee, Massachusetts Memorial Day, May 31, 1920: a chronological photographic series.

7. 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...

8. 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.

9. 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...

10. 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...

11. 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.

12. 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...

13. 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...

14. 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...

15. Salvation Army drive Salvation Army drive World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Salvation Army; Salvation Army -- History; Ludden, Charles A. Captain Charles A. Ludden of the Salvation Army stands with his workers alongside their truck. Employees are William Davidson, C.M. Stebbins, Alice Chapin, Ruth Hanifin, Mary Nelligan, Bess Burgess, Mabel...

16. 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....

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. 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...
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