Labor & Industry Museum - Belleville, Illinois History

Excelsior Foundry is one of numerous companies established by the Rogers family since emigrating from Ireland to Belleville in 1876. The 1877 street directory lists John and Robert Rogers as Iron & Brass Founders. Later, Robert Rogers moved into stove making by founding Rogers Foundry and Stove Works. Excelsior Foundry was founded in 1891 by Edward P. Rogers and George B. McClellan Rogers.

Today, the foundry specializes in gray iron castings for industry that are shipped worldwide.

The ca. 1930 product catalog shows a complete line of sugar cane milling equipment, evaporators and furnaces. Donated by Frank P. Rogers.

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