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Chicago Hardware Foundry Co.

Location: North Chicago, Lake County, Illinois
Founders: John Sherwin, E.P. Sedgwick
Period of Production: 1900-
Products Manufactured: Full Line
Brand Names: Favorite, Sani-Ware, Ni-Resist

Chicago Hardware Foundry Timeline

1897 - Chicago Hardware Manufacturing Co. moves to South Waukegan, IL, renamed shortly thereafter North Chicago.
1900 - Two CHM employees, Sherwin and Sedgwick, lease the CHM foundry and start Chicago Hardware Foundry Co.
1934 - CHF acquires patterns and tooling from defunct Favorite Stove & Range Co. of Piqua, OH.
1938 - A labor strike gives rise to a riot.

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