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FACTORIES

 The major manufacturers in Oshkosh during 1880-1920

The factories that employed the immigrants included:

Saw Mills and Woodworking

Read story about Woodworkers Strike

Morgan Co. Corner 6th and Oregon Doors, Mantles, Trim
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1920's  Dan Radig
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2002-razing Chris Thomas
 

Diamond Match

High Street Matches
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Paine Lumber Co.   Early-Saw mill, lumber
Later- Doors, Mantles, Trim
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Radford Co. Wisconsin Ave. Doors, Trim
R. McMillen Co.    
Campbell Brothers   Boxes
Forster-Haffner Co.    
American Excelsior Ohio St. at Fox River Excelsior
Gould Co.    
Williamson and Libbey Co.    
Buckstaff Co. S. Main St. Furniture, Caskets
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Luggage

Oshkosh Trunk Co.

High St. Luggage

Clothing

C.A. Neuburger Co.   Underwear, Dresses
     

Oshkosh B' Gosh

Otter Ave. Work and children's clothing
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Brewing

Oshkosh Brewing Co.

  Beer
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Peoples Brewing Co. S. Main St Beer
Rahr Brewing Co.   Beer
Horn and Schwalm   Beer
Glatz   Beer
Kuenzel   Beer

Machinery and Motors and Tools

Leach Co. 6th and Main  Tools
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Wilkin-Challoner   Machinery
Wisconsin Axle   Truck Axles
     
United States Motors   Engines
Oshkosh Motor Truck  

Trucks

Universal Motors Co.   Engines

Paper

Hoffmaster Co.

 

Napkins

Carpets and rugs

Deltox Rugs Wisconsin Ave. Grass rugs
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Fire damage 1923

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Fire damage 1923

Pictures from Elaine Korsch Blank

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Fire damage 1923

Quarrying

Lutz South Park Ave. Stone
Last    
Faber    
Paulus    
Prautsch    

Cook and Brown Lime

   

Foundry

Universal Foundry

 

 

Many of these factories were not in the sixth ward, but concentrated in a zone along the river.

1999-2006
Contact: Peter Kinderman
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