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msvete posted a topic in Wahl-EversharpHello all, I currently live at the old Wahl/Eversharp factory building (which is now a condo building) at 1800 W. Roscoe Street in Chicago. I am working together with an active group of volunteers in researching the history of Wahl/Eversharp. Our goal is to commemorate the history of the company and the people who made-up the company. We are planning to feature photographs, artwork, and displays throughout the building and are planning centennial celebration to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the building. We have already identified some amazing photographs (which we are getting permission to use) of the construction of the factory building, almost 100 years ago. The photographs show the building being constructed using horses and wagons. We also have a photograph, which shows the bakery next to the factory. We believe this is the bakery which provided food for the striking factory workers. I would love to reach out to ANYONE who has a deeper understanding of the history of the company, the people and or the building and would love to connect with anyone who has a personal connection to building. Regards, Michael
Good article on Charles Keeran's from his hometown newspaper, The Pantagraph about his development of the Eversharp mechanical pencil http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/inventor-never-got-rewards-of-pencil-business/article_1941d5f0-ec13-11e2-83ac-001a4bcf887a.html