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TITLE: Simplex Railway Appliance Co., Hammond, Ind.
DATE: 1910
PUBLISHER: S. H. Knox & Company
POSTMARK: October 21, 1910, Hammond, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook

REMARK: Established in 1898, the Simplex Railway Appliance Company manufactured brake beams, body bolsters, and steel trucks used in the production of locomotives and freight carriages. The company was located along the north bank of the Calumet River.
 

TITLE: Simplex Railway Appliance Co., Hammond, Ind.
DATE: circa 1907 or 1908
PUBLISHER: Curt Teich (#12556)
POSTMARK: October 21, 1910, Hammond, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Established in 1898, the Simplex Railway Appliance Company manufactured brake beams, body bolsters, and steel trucks used in the production of locomotives and freight carriages. The company was located along the north bank of the Calumet River.

 

TITLE: Simplex Railway Appliance Co., Hammond, Ind.
DATE: circa 1907 or 1908
PUBLISHER: Curt Teich (#12556)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Established in 1898, the Simplex Railway Appliance Company manufactured brake beams, body bolsters, and steel trucks used in the production of locomotives and freight carriages. The company was located along the north bank of the Calumet River.

 

TITLE: Simplex R. W. Appliance Co., Hammond, Ind.
DATE: 1911
PUBLISHER: Joseph W. Weis
POSTMARK: March 20, 1911, Hammond, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Established in 1898, the Simplex Railway Appliance Company manufactured brake beams, body bolsters, and steel trucks used in the production of locomotives and freight carriages. The company was located along the north bank of the Calumet River.
 

TITLE: Simplex R. W. Appliance Co., Hammond, Ind.
DATE: 1912
PUBLISHER: Acmegraph Company (#4628)
POSTMARK: June 26, 1912, Hammond, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Established in 1898, the Simplex Railway Appliance Company manufactured brake beams, body bolsters, and steel trucks used in the production of locomotives and freight carriages. The company was located along the north bank of the Calumet River.
 

TITLE: Hirsh-Stein Starch and Glue Works, Hammond, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: Acmegraph Company (#4623)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Conkey Publishing Co., Hammond, Ind.
DATE: 1908
PUBLISHER: Joseph W. Weis, Drugs and Stationary (#1320E)
POSTMARK: November 2, 1908, Hammond, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Established in 1898, the W. B. Conkey Printing company was the largest printing plant in the world between 1906 and 1908. The company had the distinction of producing the first Sears Roebuck catalog in 1898. The plant was sold to Rand McNally Company and eventually closed in the 1980s.
 

TITLE: W. B. Conkey Company, Hammond, Ind.
DATE: 1909
PUBLISHER: E. R. S. & Company, Karbo (#48-10)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Established in 1898, the W. B. Conkey Printing company was the largest printing plant in the world between 1906 and 1908. The company had the distinction of producing the first Sears Roebuck catalog in 1898. The plant was sold to Rand McNally Company and eventually closed in the 1980s.
 

TITLE: W. B. Conkey Plant, Hammond, Ind.
DATE: 1911
PUBLISHER: Acmegraph Company
POSTMARK: June 8, 1911, Hammond, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Established in 1898, the W. B. Conkey Printing company was the largest printing plant in the world between 1906 and 1908. The company had the distinction of producing the first Sears Roebuck catalog in 1898. The plant was sold to Rand McNally Company and eventually closed in the 1980s.
 

TITLE: One of Our Industries, Hammond, Ind. [W. B. Conkey Company]
DATE: 1909
PUBLISHER: Suhling & Koehn
POSTMARK: February 14, 1909, Hammond, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Established in 1898, the W. B. Conkey Printing company was the largest printing plant in the world between 1906 and 1908. The company had the distinction of producing the first Sears Roebuck catalog in 1898. The plant was sold to Rand McNally Company and eventually closed in the 1980s.
 

TITLE: Reid, Murdoch & Co., Hammond, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: S. H. Knox & Company (#A8310)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Reid, Murdoch & Company was a large Chicago-based wholesale grocery company.
 

TITLE: Reid Murdoch & Co., Hammond, Ind.
DATE: circa 1915
PUBLISHER: E. C. Kropp Company (#20846 N)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Reid, Murdoch & Company was a large Chicago-based wholesale grocery company.
 

TITLE: Interior of Reid, Murdoch & Co., Hammond, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: Velox
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Reid, Murdoch & Company was a large Chicago-based wholesale grocery company. The circular sign near the dark post on left says "Red Jacket Cider," while the dark bottles are labeled "Monarch Pickles." Reid, Murdoch & Company is known to have been a Monarch brand distributor. Reverse of postcard indicates that photograph is from Hammond.
 

TITLE: East Hammond Standard Car Works, Hammond, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: Rotograph Company
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Hammond Distilling Co., Hammond, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: unknown (#48-55)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Once located at the southeast corner of present day Calumet Avenue and 150th Street, the Hammond Distilling Company was established in December 1902. The plant had a capacity of up to 25,000 gallons of whiskey a day, but was forced to close in 1917 due to prohibition.
 

TITLE: Hammond Distilling Company, Hammond, Ind.
DATE: 1910
PUBLISHER: C. U. Williams (#8695)
POSTMARK: August 22, 1910, Chicago, Illinois
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Lever Bros. Soap Factory, near Hammond, Indiana
DATE: 1934
PUBLISHER: Hammond News Agency, Curt Teich (#4A-H405)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Lever Bros. Soap Factory, Hammond, Ind.
DATE: 1934
PUBLISHER: Curt Teich (#4A-H405)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook

TITLE: Lever Bros. Co., Hammond Plant, Hammond, Indiana. This large plant, located at 1200 Calumet Ave., was erected in 1930 with various additions built since. Here at the Hammond Plant, the following products are made: vegetable shortenings, oleomargarine, soaps, synthetic detergents and glycerine.
DATE: 1955
PUBLISHER: Hammond News Agency, Curt Teich (#5C-K2331)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Standard Equipment & Supply Corporation. Distributors Industrial and Contractors Supplies and Equipment. Phone: Hammond - Sheffield 3060, Chicago: SAginaw 1-8060, 534-36 Michigan Street, Hammond, Indiana.
DATE: circa 1935
PUBLISHER: E. C. Kropp Company (#7657N)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Branch of the American Steel Foundries, Hammond, Ind.
DATE: 1923
PUBLISHER: E. C. Kropp Company (#4608)
POSTMARK: April 18, 1923, Harvey, Illinois
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Calumet Nitrogen Products Company Plant, Hammond, Indiana. Ammonia spheres at the Calumet Nitrogen plant, which is owned jointly by the American Oil Company and Sinclair Refining Company. Here anhydrous ammonia, nitrogen solutions, and aqua ammonia are produced for use in farm plant food and by industry.
DATE: 1962
PUBLISHER: City Photo Service Inc., American Oil Company, Curt Teich (#2DK-1902)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: The F. S. Betz Co., Hammond, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: S. H. Knox & Company (#A8318)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: The F. S. Betz Company was a manufacturer of automobiles, popularly known as the Betzmobile, Betz 22, and Betz 30. Frank S. Betz, a Hammond entrepreneur, owned the company, with automobiles being designed by his son, Irving Betz.
 

TITLE: Betz & Reid Murdoch Factories, Hammond, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: Acmegraph Company (#4629)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Part of the Bennett Class, Betz Plant, May 1913.
DATE: May 1913
PUBLISHER: unknown
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: The F. S. Betz Company was a manufacturer of automobiles, popularly known as the Betzmobile, Betz 22, and Betz 30. Frank S. Betz, a Hammond entrepreneur, owned the company, with automobiles being designed by his son, Irving Betz.
 

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