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1. 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...

2. 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,...

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Worker inspecting tire cord in the cord room Worker inspecting tire cord in the cord room Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires A worker carefully looks at tire cord stretched out on the table. This cotton fabric constituted twenty five percent of every cord tire built by the Fisk Tire Company. The durability of a Fisk tire depended...

6. 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...

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. 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...

9. "Y" at Willimansett "Y" at Willimansett Streets -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee; Stores, Retail -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee; Y Cash Market; Big Y Area in the Willimansett section of Chicopee formed by the convergence of Chicopee and Meadow Streets resembled the letter Y. Looking southward, Meadow Street is on the left and Chicopee Street is on the...

10. Buckley's Newsroom window display Buckley's Newsroom window display Buckley's Newsroom and Tobacco Shop; World War, 1914-1918 -- Finance -- United States; Liberty bonds -- United States -- History; Stores, Retail -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee Buckley's Newsroom and Tobacco Shop was located at 268 Exchange Street off of Market Square. The sign in the window is exhorting customers to buy liberty bonds to help finance the military expenses of...

11. 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.

12. Bee distribution day Bee distribution day Bees; Beehives; Schools -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee Collection of beehives which were distributed to students who tended the public school gardens in Chicopee.

13. Tires ready for the vulcanizers in the vulcanizing room Tires ready for the vulcanizers in the vulcanizing room Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Cord tires awaiting vulcanization are dangling from metal hooks attached to pulleys. These pulleys ran on an overhead circular track. Because of this round shape, workers at the Fisk Tire Company referred...

14. 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.

15. 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...

16. 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...

17. Starzyk Building Starzyk Building Starzyk Building; Commercial buildings -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee; Chicopee (Mass.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.; Market Square (Chicopee, Mass.) Front view of prominent business building located at the corner of Springfield and Exchange Streets in downtown Market Square. A few people can be seen walking on the sidewalk in front of the building...

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. Private emergency hospital at the Chicopee Falls plant Private emergency hospital at the Chicopee Falls plant Tire industry – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Rubber industry and trade – Massachusetts – Chicopee; Fisk Tire Company; Chicopee (Mass.) – Industries; Tires Inside the emergency hospital at the plant, there are counters with medical supplies against the back wall. Two sinks stand on each side of these counters. The room also contains a portable hospital bed...
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