Stork photo collection, 1868-1968

A collection of the Historisch Centrum Overijssel

One hundred years of company photography in 10,000 pictures! From the very first machines from 1868 up to the very last from around 1968, many examples are available of the products made by Machine Factory Stork Brothers and Co. in Hengelo (Ov.). The photographs illustrate the production of pumps, kettles, turbines, diesel engines, ventilators and complete installations for sugar factories and power plants.

But the collection also highlights the attention that Stork, known for his progressive policies as an employer, gave to social circumstances in and around the factory. These include photographs of company parties and anniversaries, but especially the construction of an entirely new housing project for employees, industrial insurance boards, schools, childcare and social and medical care receive a great amount of attention.

Examples from this collection Stork photo collection, 1868-1968

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