Wisconsin Axle Receiving the Army-Navy "E" Award

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Description Gelatin print of Wisconsin Axle Receiving the Army-Navy "E" Award, September 12, 1942.
Year Range from 1942
Event World War II
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1942
Medium Photographic Paper
Neg # 11376
Notes Image of military officials and executives from Wisconsin Axle Receiving the Army-Navy "E" Award. Wisconsin Axle in Oshkosh, WI produced transmissions and final drives for tanks during World War II. They were Oshkosh's largest manufacturer of war-related materials. They received the "E" Award for timely and on-budget manufacturing of war goods.
About 1912 the E. B. hayes Machine Company moved its location to High Avenue in Oshkosh, between Clark Carriage Works and McMillen Lumber Company. They manufactured woodworking machines. In 1919 the company reorganized as Wisconsin Parts Company and began the manufacturing of truck and automonile axles. They were purchased in 1929 by Timken-Detroit Axle Company and the name was changed to Wisconsin Axle Division. The company expanded and in 1939 purchased the old Clark Carriage Works and in 1943 they aquired the of McMillen Lumber Company buildings. During World War II they manufactured tank axles and in September 1942 won the Army-Navy 'E' Award. on September 11, 1942. In 1953, Timken merged with Standard Steel Spring Company and the name was changed again to Wisconsin Axle Division of Rockwell Spring and Axle Company. That same year they were the largest employer in Oshkosh. Timken-Detroit Axle later became Rockwell Brake, Meritor, and ArvinMeritor. Wynnchurch and Resilience bought the floundering business unit from ArvinMeritor in 2002, rechristening it as AxleTech.
Object ID P2005.24.265
Object Name Print, Photographic
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects World War II
War work
Wisconsin Axle Corporation
High Avenue
Title Wisconsin Axle Receiving the Army-Navy "E" Award
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