Kropp Forge Company (Issued to Roy Kropp)

Kropp Forge Company (Issued to Roy Kropp)
Item# 4429

Kropp Forge was founded in 1901 when Charles Kropp and three others opened a small flat die shop in Chicago. Kropp would eventually become the sole owner, and moved the company to Cicero, Illinois in 1918. At that time, the company primarily produced armaments.

As the company grew, it expanded its product offerings to include parts for the railroad, oil, agriculture, automotive, machine tool, marine, construction, power, material handling and aviation industries. World War II brought about increased production of ordnance and parts for numerous military applications.

The Kropp family sold the company in the late 1970s and today it is part of the Park-Ohio.

Close Up of Vignette:

Certificate: Common Stock, issued in the 1940s

Printer: Northern Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 8 (h) x 11 1/4 (w)

State: IL-Illinois

Subject Matter: Manufacturing and Production | Foundry Companies

Vignette Topic(s): Steelmaking Scene | Industrial Scene

Condition: Vertical fold lines, punch hole cancels in the signature areas and body, and some toning and edge faults from age.

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