Birdseye View Main Laboratories

Birdseye View Main Laboratories Freeport Illinois


Stock #: 650276
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Freeport
State: Illinois (IL)
County: Stephenson
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The W.T. Rawleigh Company - The building in the foreground is the largest in the world devoted exclusively to the manufacture of proprietary medicines. Its nine floors are equipped with the very latest machinery for the manufacture of Rawleigh Quality Products, and it is the center of attraction for visitors and tourists. In its construction 300 tons of steel, 15,000 barrels of cement, about 800 carloads of sand and gravel, 50 carloads of other material and half a million vitrified brick, were used. This great building, with its 157,000 square feet of floor space, was built in 1914 and is but one of the many factory buildings necessary in producing sufficient Rawleigh Household and Farm Remedies to meet the rapidly increasing demand resulting from Repeat Orders from satisfied users-a most expressive and substantial endorsement from ten million users.