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Research : Pollock family.

File consists of material compiled during the process of research into the early history of the Pollock family. Includes ms. and typed notes; photocopies of pages from directories, census records, periodicals, and other publications; photocopies of press clippings; correspondence; museum pamphlets; and other photocopied documents.

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Miscellaneous : historic.

File consists of seven photographs and ephemera. Includes two mounted photographs taken on the streets of Berlin (Kitchener), including a shot of the Berlin market, town hall, and post office, a photograph of Alex Welker in his LeRoy car, a group portrait of students at Lady Belle [school?], a photograph of the interior of one of Electrohome's plants, and other photographs. File also includes a Christmas card from Elizabeth Pollock to John Koegler, and a page removed from a printed souvenir album containing a picture of C.E. Hoffman's button and suspender factory on Queen Street in Kitchener.

Page is annotated: "Pollock Mfg. Co. - 1908-1909 / upper floor - now SW corner Queen & Charles". File probably belonged to John Koegler.

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Electrohome fonds.

Fonds consists of records relating to the administration, operation, products, and history of Electrohome Limited and its subsidiary companies, as well as its predecessors, Pollock-Welker Limited, the Grimes Radio Corporation Limited, and the Phonola Company of Canada Limited. Includes letters patent and by-laws, share certificates and registers, board of directors' minutes, legal records, financial statements, correspondence, memoranda, advertisements and product literature, internal and external publicity materials, news releases and press kits, press clippings, speeches, sales kits and manuals, photographs and other visual materials, ephemera, architectural and technical drawings, sound recordings, computer disks, and artifacts.

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Visual Material

Series consists of visual material produced and accumulated by various personnel and departments within Electrohome. Some of the material may have been used by Robert Lovell, Public Relations Manager (1963 to ca. 1988), or his successors, as it appears that some photographs were taken for internal and external publicity purposes.

Some of the material appears to have been pulled from elsewhere in collection, probably for use in Raymond Stanton's book Visionary Thinking: The Story of Canada's Electrohome, or for other purposes associated with the 90th anniversary celebration or researching company history. Includes photographs, slides, negatives, transparencies, contact sheets, and printing proofs.

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Metal parts (file 2 of 2).

File consists of eight unidentified metal parts that may or may not belong together, and a blue cloth bag labelled "Seagram's" in which the pieces were originally found.

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Electrohome badge.

File consists of a yellow, red, and blue felt badge containing the logo for Electrohome/Est.1907.

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Medallions.

File consists of two medallions, probably belonging to Carl A. Pollock. One medallion is from Rotary International (Osaka West Rotary Club) and one is from The Dominion Life Assurance Company commemorating the first billion dollars of life insurance in force (1960).

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Letterhead.

The letterhead for Pollock Manufacturing Company and Dominion Electrohome Industries.

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Notes.

various handwritten notes created by John Koegler on the history of Electrohome.

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Pollock, Carl Arthur.

Materials relating to the life of Carl Pollock, as well as materials created by Pollock and accumulated by John Koegler.

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Welker, Alex.

Materials relating to the life of Alex Welker.

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Electrohome fans operating instructions.

operating instructions for Electrohome fans. The instructions are printed on A small tag with A hole that appears to have been made to attach to the fan.

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General humor and inspiration.

File consists of motivational and amusing material, probably collected by Carl A. Pollock. Includes nine typed poems and stories, and one quotation clipped from a newspaper.

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Plant 6 and Plant 10.

File consists of negatives and contact sheets depicting the interior and exterior of Plant 6 (Kitchener industrial park) and Plant 10 (Cambridge).

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What profit sharing means to me.

File consists 2 leaves of notes handwritten by Carl A. Pollock entitled "What does profit sharing mean to me as presdient of Electrohome."

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Holiday Inn : credit cards.

File consists of correspondence and advertising material relating to Electrohome's membership in Holiday Inn's Worldwide Corporate Account Program.

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Visual material : file 2.

File consists of 19 slides of Electrohome employees at work, Electrohome plants, and home entertainment products. Some slides are missing.

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Slides : presentations.

File consists of 182 slides of cartoon drawings and product images that form one or more presentations advertising Electrohome humidifiers and air conditioners. Slides do not appear to be in order.

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Metal parts (file 1 of 2).

File consists of approximately 12 unidentified metal parts that may or may not belong together, and are possibly from a radio.

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Research : radio : automobile radios.

File consists of material relating to Electrohome automobile radios. Includes original and photocopies of owner's manuals and installation and service manuals.

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Radio tubes and parts.

File consists of 14 radio vacuum tubes and other unidentified radio parts. Some tubes and parts are broken.

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Strobe discs.

File consists of two strobe discs used for testing the speed of phonograph turntables. One disc is metal (20.5 cm in diameter) and one is printed on paper.

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Clippings.

Clippings relating to Electrohome, its products, and its employees.

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Welker, Alex.

File consists of two copies of a portrait of Alex Welker.

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Advertising material : CKCO-TV.

File consists of advertising material for CKCO-TV. Includes a 40th anniversary flier and a page of CKCO-TV logos in different sizes. The logos depict a horse-drawn Conestoga wagon in the upper left corner and the Electrohome stylized "E" in the lower right corner.

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Berlin foundry staff : photograph.

One photograph of staff at the Berlin foundry (later the Gies foundry). An accompanying note indicates that Alex Welker is present in the photograph and that it was at this foundry that he initially begAn working on his designs for his phonograph.

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Photographs.

Photographs created and accumulated by Electrohome Limited and its predecessors. Includes images of employees, products, facilities and manufacturing operations.

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Electrohome Limited fonds : 2017 accrual.

Fonds consists of materials created by Electrohome Limited and its predecessors and accumulated by John Koegler, the former Electrohome historian. Includes organizational and administrative records, materials relating to manufacturing, advertising materials, and photographs.

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Organizational.

Materials created by Electrohome Limited and its predecessors relating to the operations, functions, employees, and history of the company. Includes minutes, patents, ephemera, written histories and more.

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Indenture.

A reproduction of An indenture between The Berlin Steel Go-Cart Company and The Pollock Manufacturing Company Limited.

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Helycon : motors.

A compOnent parts lists for Helycon motors, tOne arms and reproducers. One price list has handwritten notes.

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Grimes inverse duplex radio brochure.

A brochure for Grimes inverse duplex radios. Grimes was also located in Kitchener and merged with Pollock and Welker Ltd. in 1933 to become Dominion Electrohome.

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Camera.

File consists of a No.2A Brownie camera, model B, from the Eastman Kodak Co.

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Artifacts

Series consists of discrete items, including Carl A. Pollock's rolodex, gramophone records, radio tubes, and a Kodak Brownie camera.

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Porto Vox leaflet.

A leaflet for Pollock-Welker porto vox. The porto vox was advertised as being for record demonstrating and eliminating the need for sound proof rooms.

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Visionary Thinking : Working Files

Series consists of material relating to the proposal, production, distribution, and lanuch of the corporate history Visionary Thinking : The Story of Canada's Electrohome by Raymond Stanton, published by Canadian Corporate Histories (Kitchener, ON) in 1997. Includes files of research material about the history of Electrohome, probably compiled by Nicola McLaughlin for Stanton's use, and files of visual material used in the book, pulled from other files in the collection most likely by McLaughlin.

Includes photocopies of product literature, press clippings, correspondence, reports, news releases, and other documents; slides, transparencies, photographs, and other graphic material;original product literature, including brochures, leaflets, parts price lists, instruction manuals, and sales manuals; news releases; press clippings; correspondence; memoranda; ms. notes; forms; and other material.

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Research : Phonola advertisement.

File consists of a photocopy of a Phonola advertisement from Canadian Magazine Advertiser, and a photocopy of a page from an unidentified publication of a picture of King Edward VII and King George V.

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Facilities : Plant 2 : Victoria Street, Kitchener.

File consists of eight photographs of the Electrohome plant at 480 Victoria Street North in Kitchener (Plant 2). Includes aerial photographs, and a photograph of the construction of an addition to the plant.

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Material compiled by John Koegler : file 6.

File consists of material relating to John Koegler's research into the history of Electrohome. Includes ms. notes, portions of an ms. draft of a history of radio within the company, press clippings, advertisements for Grimes inverse duplex radio receivers (1925-1927), photographs of early radio production, correspondence, ephemera, and other material. File also includes a photostat copy of the announcement of the wedding of Arthur B. Pollock and Racie L. Boehmer from a 1902 newspaper.

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Material compiled by John Koegler : file 9.

File consists of material relating to the history of Electrohome. Includes ms. notes, correspondence (including a personal letter from John A. Pollock), and other material. File also includes an envelope addressed to A.B. Pollock, Pollock Manufacturing Company, Columbia Place, Berlin from Edmonds & Edmonds Solicieters (New York, NY), dated 1915.

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Canada trade mark registation.

One Canada trade mark registration for the word and device Organola in the name of Pollock Manufacturing Company Limited.

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Industrial design register.

One register for An industrial design of A cabinet for talking machines for the Pollock Manufacturing Company Limited.

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Industrial design register.

One register for An industrial design of A cabinet for talking machines for the Pollock Manufacturing Company Limited.

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Phonola advertisement.

A reproduction of An advertisement from the Kitchener Manufacturer's Association Catalogue for Phonola.

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