We are open every Saturday from
10am to 2pm or by appointment.

Phone: (618) 222-9430

Labor & Industry Museum
123 North Church St.
Belleville, Illinois 62220

Worden P. Penn, an inventive genius, received 20 patents for his agricultural equipment improvements between the years 1859 and 1869. Horsepower improvements were especially welcome since one horsepower equaled the power of 21 men! Penn also concerned himself with seeding machines and harvester rakes. He operated an agricultural equipment warehouse on E. Main St. Some of his inventions were granted with another inventor, i.e. Rentchler and/or Brosius also of Belleville.


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