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

The earliest reference found thus far to the tinner trade in Belleville is 1844. Tin and terne plate roofs and cornices were an important counter to sparking chimneys. Sheet metal and tinners built rain gutters, roasting ovens and, more recently, duct work. Sheet metal workers are found at all construction sites, ship yards, railroad yards, etc. The 1888-1988 Anniversary Book of Local Union 268, Caseyville, IL, indicates the average wage for unionized tinners reached .25 per hour in 1896.

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