SUBMITTED PHOTO The Independent-Register
R.C. Allen Business Machines, Inc. was located on the south side of the Brodhead Square.

By Betty Earleywine

While preparing for a program for the Brodhead Historical Society, I learned a lot about the typewriter industry in Brodhead.

In January 1946, the Woodstock Typewriter Company bought the A.L. Allen building on West Exchange Street (the Brodhead Independent-Register building).

It had a basement, first and second floor and an elevator. In June 1946, the Brodhead branch of Woodstock Typewriter Company opened with more than 20 employees.

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