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1. 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;...

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. "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...

4. 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....

5. 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...

6. 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.

7. 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...

8. 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...

9. 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....

10. 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...

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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...

14. 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...

15. 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...

16. 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...

17. 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...

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.
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