The past is the present for future generations who do not know their history

The famous factory in Florence…

was sometimes referred to as Florence Wagon Works. It was also called Florence Wagon Factory. Regardless of what it was called, it was the second largest manufacturer of wagons. Business in the wagon factory was booming until that Henry Ford had to spoil things. I would suppose that the glue factory may have had an uptick at the demise of the wagon which would have been horse-drawn. Consider this, had there been no Henry Ford, there would likely be no reliance on OPEC for oil today.

Please aid in identifying these fine gentlemen of the Florence Wagon Works in the photo. Third from left of those seated is Chester Kerby. Who are the others? The photo is vintage 1915 and was published in the Florence Herald.

Florence Wagon Works

2 responses

  1. Cox

    I can’t see the picture very well. A clearer, larger scan of it would help. Can you do that? I think I might know at least one person in the picture.

    October 4, 2017 at 7:18 pm

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