Made in Chicago: The Windy City's Manufacturing Heritage (Images of America) (Paperback)

Made in Chicago: The Windy City's Manufacturing Heritage (Images of America) By Austin Weber Cover Image

Made in Chicago: The Windy City's Manufacturing Heritage (Images of America) (Paperback)

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For much of the 20th century, the Chicagoland area was a manufacturing mecca due to its central geographic location and ready access to rail and water transportation. The city and suburbs mass-produced a wide range of products, including appliances, bicycles, electronics, furniture, globes, pianos, pinball machines, radios, railroad cars, sporting goods, telephones, televisions, typewriters, tools, toys, tractors, and watches. This book traces the origins of manufacturing in Chicago and explores the city's proud history of making steel and shaping metal. It also provides extensive coverage of the golden age of manufacturing in the region, including Chicago's unique contribution to the arsenal of democracy during World War II. The nostalgic journey includes stops at famous Chicago companies from the past, such as Bell & Howell, International Harvester, Pullman, Schwinn, Stewart Warner, Sunbeam, Western Electric, and Zenith.
Product Details ISBN: 9781467103077
ISBN-10: 1467103071
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: March 4th, 2019
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America