Mr. (Rosie's Millwork Shop - 1948)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Rosenberg, Schweinler
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 20, 1948
Rosie’s Millwork Shop (1948)
Square Holes - An "iniant industry" of Neillsville which has been coming along without fanfare is on East Sixth Street, which goes under the picturesque title of "Rosie’s Millwork Shop." It is located in the old Schweinler barn.
Proprietor, first and second shift workers and janitor are all rolled up in the slight form of Ralph Rosenberg.
Among other distinctions, "Rosie" is one man in Neillsville who can drill square holes with a round bit. Now, if you don’t believe that, you will just have to drop in to the millwork shop and see the gadget that performs this unique job.
At present Rosie is working by himself.
"We have two shifts here," he explained the other day. "I work the first one during the day. Then I work the second one at night."
The night work, he says, consists mostly of making screen windows and doors, "because the neighbors might complain if the heavy machinery is run at night."
Mr. Rosenberg says he has been kept busy with his custom work. Last week he was setting up a band saw for cutting siding, which is just one of a variety of jobs the neophyte Neillsville industry can do.
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