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1. 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.

2. 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...

3. 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,...

4. 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...

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. 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...

7. 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...

8. "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...

9. 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...

10. 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.

11. 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...

12. Soliciting funds at Fisk Rubber Co. Soliciting funds at Fisk Rubber Co. World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Salvation Army; Salvation Army --History; Fisk Rubber Co.; Rubber industry and trade; Tires Captain Ludden holding an ornate kettle at the Salvation Army fund drive on the grounds of the Fisk Rubber Co. The plant located in Chicopee Falls manufactured rubber tires during World War I.

13. 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.

14. 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...

15. 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...

16. 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.

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. 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...
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