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 involvement of Belleville's working men and women in the production of a myriad of products that enhance our daily lives began with the 1851 vibrating thresher of Cyrus Roberts and John Cox. They emigrated to Belleville from Pennsylvania in 1848 and are credited with introducing the vibrating principle to threshing grain. Their company was incorporated under the name Harrison Machine Works in 1878.


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Historical information for this web site has been pulled from public records and archives available at the Belleville Public Library Reference Department.

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