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COLLIS COMPANY. Incorporated on April 16, 1907, the company employed forty-five mechanics and others in the manufacture of products from wire and iron. The company's specialties included refrigerator shelving and specially constructed machines used by hosiery manufacturers. In 1911 the wages earned annually by the employees was $20,800. The company's annual income was estimated conservatively at $60,000.

The 1909 through 1911-12 Dubuque City Directory located this business at 301 South Locust.