1923 RICKENBACKER FACTORY TOUR
The following factory photos were taken from a copy of a 54 page book that I acquired a short time ago. Some of the photos were way to dark to get a good scan on them, this was mainly due to the poorly lighted factory work areas which made the whole picture dark. I really enjoy looking at these pictures, and find it hard to believe these were common working conditions and technology less than 100 years ago.

I've set up two different ways to view the following pages: The first way is to click on the first factory link below "START YOUR TOUR HERE" and then click the next buttons found at the bottom of each page. I'd recommend this way of travel if it's your first trip through the Rickenbacker Factory. Then once you've been through the factory you'll remember your favorite pictures and can pick them out below to go straight to that part of the factory.

Okay from this point on please stick together, and don't talk to the workers!!!! We'll meet right back here when your done. Enjoy


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START YOUR TOUR HERE THE FACTORY ROUGH ENGINE BLOCK CASTINGS CAMSHAFT BEARING BORING ROUGH VALVE FACING
VALVE LIFTERS VALVE FACING BABBITT STATION CYLINDER BORING CRANKSHAFT ROOM
CLUTCH FACING BALANCING ROOM ENGINE ASSEMBLY ENGINE RUN IN #1 ENGINE RUN IN #2
ENGINE STORAGE RIMS STEEL DISH WHEELS FINAL ASSEMBLY #1 FINAL ASSEMBLY #2
FINAL ASSEMBLY #3 ON THE RACK GOOD BYE