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Facilities : Plant 1 : Duke Street, Kitchener.

File consists of six photographs (plus duplicates) of the Electrohome plant at 283 Duke Street (formerly 39 Edward Street) in Kitchener (Plant 1). One of the photographs is mounted on board. Includes aerial photographs.

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Branch offices.

File consists of photographs and snapshots taken at Electrohome branch offices and showrooms, including those in Vancouver, Calgary, and Winnipeg; and portraits of branch office managers. Includes a photograph of Carl A. Pollock at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Some photographs include identification on verso, some include typed cutlines, and one is mounted on board. Duplicate photographs are present.

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Press kit : master copy : press conference, May 1969.

File consists of a portfolio of material relating to publicity for Electrohome home entertainment products. Includes ten photographs, some with typed cutlines; eight copy negatives; and carbon copies of news releases. Duplicate photographs are present.

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Interviews with Electrohome employees.

File consists of 17 audio cassettes containing interviews with former Electrohome employees and members of the Pollock family. Includes interviews with John A. Pollock, Barbara Steele (daughter of Carl A. Pollock), and Alex Welker (partner of Arthur B. Pollock), as well as interviews with former employees, some of whom began working at the company in the 1920s and 1930s. Most interviews were conducted in 1996 by Ray Stanton and Nicola McLaughlin as part of the research for the company history by Stanton, Visionary Thinking: The Story of Canada's Electrohome.

The cassettes included are:
1. Interview with Alex Welker (1) (ca. 1 hr., 1 min.).
2. Interview with Alex Welker (2) (ca. 25 min.).
3. Interview with five retired employees by Gary McLaren. (Employees interviewed and start dates: Agnes Ellert - 1931, Gord Fowler - 1937, Harvey Durst - 1937, Clyde Hymler - 1931, John Koegler - 1921) (ca. 1 hr., 33 min.).
4. Interview with John A. Pollock, William McGregor, by Ray Stanton regarding company history book (ca. 39 min.).
5. Interview with Albert Lukan by Nicola McLaughlin (ca. 37 min.). (Lukan started in 1955)
6. Interview with Les Rowsell by Nicola McLaughlin (ca. 45 min.). (Rowsell started in 1945)
7. Interview with Dave Lowater, Herb Lapier by Nicola McLaughlin; interview with Doug Wismer by Ray Stanton (ca. 44 min.).
8. Interview with Robert Lovell by Nicola McLaughlin (ca. 1 hr., 29 min.).
9. Interview with Don Harrold, Jim Washburn by Nicola McLaughlin (ca. 34 min.).
10. Interview with Donald Sykes by [Ray Stanton ?] (ca. 31 min.).
11. Interview with Al Zettle, Anne Livingstone by Nicola McLaughlin (ca. 25 min.). (Livingstone started in 1954)
12. Interview with Mr. & Mrs. Runge by Nicola McLaughlin (ca. 1 hr., 10 min.). (Started in 1945)
13. Interview with Quarter Century Club members (ca. 45 min.).
14. Interviews with Quarter Century Club members at annual dinner (ca. 25 min.).
15. Interview with Barbara Steele by Ray Stanton (1) (ca. 1 hr., 34 min.).
16. Interview with Barbara Steele by Ray Stanton (2), and miscellaneous (ca. 53 min.).
17. Interview with John A. Pollock by Ray Stanton (ca. 1 hr., 7 min.).

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Pollock, John A.

File consists of photographs of John A. Pollock posing at his desk, on the plant floor, with politicians and other senior personnel, and at various events. People identified in the photographs include Bette Stephenson (Ontario Minister of Education), Hon. John B. Aird, Herb Epp (MPP), John Tibbits (president, Conestoga College), and Donald S. Sykes and Howard W. Main of Electrohome.

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Trendholm Modern occasional tables.

File consists of material relating to the Modern collection of occasional tables from Trendholm. Includes two photographs (plus duplicates), two copy negatives, one transparency, and single-sheet advertisements.

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Deed of land.

A reproduction of A deed of land from Pollock-Welker Limited to Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited.

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Deed of land.

A reproduction of A deed of land from Pollock Manufacturing Ltd. to General Phonograph Corporation of Canada.

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Projection Systems application photographs.

File consists of photographs, transparencies, and slides depicting Electrohome Projection Systems products and their applications in various corporations and organizations. Applications pictured include: CSX Transportation Control Center (Jacksonville, FL), Canadian Embassy (Tokyo, Japan), Rochester Gas and Electric (Rochester, NY), Thames River Water System (London, UK), National Bowling Stadium (Reno, NV), the Barcelona Stock Exchange (Spain), and others.

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Sales and technical information : fans.

File consists of material relating to technical specifications and sales information for fans and their motors, and pricing for merchandise (including furniture and home entertainment products) manufactured for other stores. Includes product literature for fans; typed lists of prices, discounts, distributors, and agencies; memoranda and correspondence; four photographs of fans; and two blueprints of graphs relating to motor operations. Material is divided into the following tabs: Electrohome motor, Eaton's, Simpson's, Hudson's Bay, and Macleod's Limited (latter three tabs are empty).

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U.S. market.

File consists of material relating to Electrohome dealers in the U.S., and in particular to Kyle's for Better Living (Pueblo, CO). Includes news releases, press clippings of advertisements for Kyle's, and nine photographs (plus duplicates) of meetings, the remodeling at Kyle's, and the Castanet high-fidelity stereo.

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Electronics : stereo hi-fi.

File consists of photographs, slides, and copy negatives of Electrohome stereo consoles and phonographs and store displays of these products. Some photographs include typed cutlines, some have been mounted on board, and some have been retouched. There are duplicate photographs present.

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Subsidiaries.

File consists of photographs relating to subsidiaries of Electrohome, including Flexsteel, Fry & Blackhall, and Central Ontario Television Limited. Includes photographs from CKCO-TV: on sets, on location, Carl A. Pollock opening Channel 2 (Georgian Bay), and 1972 federal election coverage. Includes photographs of Flexsteel furniture and the showroom, a photograph of the Fry & Blackhall building, and a photograph of Carl A. Pollock meeting with other men.

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CEGIR [Centre d'études, de gestion, d'informatique et de recherches] article for Office of Design.

File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with CEGIR [Centre d'études, de gestion, d'informatique et de recherches] and with the Office of Design (Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce, Ottawa) regarding a case study on Electrohome's Circa '75 unit. Includes several draft copies of the study (some annotated).

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1990 annual report : photographs.

File consists of transparencies, one photograph, one negative, and one slide used in the production of the 1990 annual report. Images are of employees of Electrohome and its subsidiary broadcast studios, and portraits of John A. Pollock with W.M. McGregor, W.M. [Michael] Nobbs, and J.G. Gingerich (executive management committee). Transparencies are mounted in paper frames.

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Association of Professional Industrial Designers of Ontario : industrial design competition, June, 1968.

File consists of material relating to the Association of Professional Industrial Designers of Ontario's (APIDO) 1968 industrial design competition, in which Electrohome's Gordon Duern (Design Manager) won in the category of home decor with his design for the Circa 705 stereo. Includes news releases, a photocopied press clipping, and photographs (some in duplicate) and descriptions of the submissions and the judges.

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The National Design Council chairman's award for design management : Electrohome presentation : 1972 (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material compiled for a presentation to the National Design Council for the chairman's award for design management. Includes company brochures, advertisements, catalogues, issues of company publications, news releases, press clippings, the 1971 annual report, photographs, and other material. Material is divided by the following tabs: Corporate literature, Public relations, Advertising, Working environment, and Exhibits & miscellaneous.

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The National Design Council chairman's award for design management : Electrohome presentation : 1972 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material compiled for a presentation to the National Design Council for the chairman's award for design management. Includes company brochures, advertisements, catalogues, issues of company publications, news releases, press clippings, the 1971 annual report, photographs, and other material. Material is divided by the following tabs: Corporate literature, Public relations, Advertising, Working environment, and Exhibits & miscellaneous.

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Sutherland, Tom.

File consists of two photographs of Tom Sutherland, one posing with [Ken?] Mitchell and the ECP Graphics projection system.

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CAP Communications : group portrait.

File consists of a group portrait, probably of the management and directors of CAP Communications. File also includes a negative and a printing proof of the portrait, as well as a slip of paper identifiying the people in the photograph.

Includes cardboard mount, and identification of people in the photograph: Marvin Stroh, John Donahue, George Moskal, Paul Turchan, Elaine Economoff, Dan Fisher, Betty Thompson, Harold Zister, Fred Merritt, Don Willcox, Jack Alexander, Charles Packham, Gary McLaren, Joe McIntyre, Reg Sellner, John Hodges, Jack Liddle, W.D. McGreogr, Bob McKeown, John A. Pollock, Larry Ernewin, Dennis Connolly, Eric Sutherland, and John Arajs.

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Visual material : file 29.

File consists of two copies of a photograph of a woman holding an Electrohome brochure and standing near a ceiling-mounted turntable.

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Miscellaneous news releases and photographs.

File consists of miscellaneous news releases and product photographs, probably used for the production of press kits. Photographs have typed cutlines taped to them giving details about the products. File also includes ms. notes and product literature. Duplication among photographs may exist.

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Electronics components.

File consists of photographs of Electrohome stereo components and consoles and photographs of closed-circuit television systems applications. Some photographs include typed cutlines or identification on verso. File also includes two paste-ups and ms. notes.

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Electronics : television (file 1 of 2).

File consists of photographs and two copy negatives of Electrohome television sets, consoles, and chassis, as well as receiver/monitors, including a photograph of Carl A. Pollock and Howard W. Main posing with a colour television chassis. Some photographs include typed cutlines, some include product identification on verso, and one has been mounted. Duplicate photographs are present.

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Appliances : humidifiers.

File consists of photographs of Electrohome humidifiers. Some photographs include product identification on verso and some include typed cutlines. Duplicate photographs are present.

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Appliances : air purifiers.

File consists of eight photographs of Electrohome air purifiers, one of which includes a typed cutline. Duplicate photographs are present.

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Community activities.

File consists of 13 photographs relating to events and activities in the Kitchener-Waterloo community in which Electrohome or CKCO-TV (Central Ontario Television Limited) played a role. Includes photographs of CKCO-TV camera operators and commentators at Queen Elizabeth's visit to Canada in June, 1973, and of W.D. McGregor being presented to Her Majesty; photographs of Prime Minister Trudeau visiting the CKCO-TV studio and meeting Carl A. Pollock; and photographs of Miss Oktoberfest, John A. Pollock presenting a cheque, and other subjects. File also includes a letter, a memorandum, and a typed news story outline about the Royal Visit.

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Production photos (old) (file 2 of 2).

File consists of photographs, negatives, and contact prints depicting production in various departments and on production lines, including woodworking, press shop, paint shop, motors, and appliances. Some photographs have short typed cutlines, and some are labelled on verso: "EPD Sept. '59" or "CED May '60". Includes one photograph of Carl A. Pollock and an unidentified man posing with a television set.

File also includes a photograph of the Electrohome display at the Pacific National Exhibition [1951?], and a photograph of three long service employees posing with a phonograph. Duplication among photographs, negatives, and contact prints may exist.

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Production photos (old) (file 1 of 2).

File consists of photographs, negatives, and contact prints depicting production in various departments and on production lines, including woodworking, press shop, paint shop, motors, and appliances. Some photographs have short typed cutlines, and some are labelled on verso: "EPD Sept. '59" or "CED May '60". Includes one photograph of Carl A. Pollock and an unidentified man posing with a television set.

File also includes a photograph of the Electrohome display at the Pacific National Exhibition [1951?], and a photograph of three long service employees posing with a phonograph. Duplication among photographs, negatives, and contact prints may exist.

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Production : 1938-1952.

File consists of 33 photographs of employees (both men and women) at work on production lines and operating machinery. Many photographs depict production during World War II. File also includes 2 photographs of senior personnel in a meeting room, including one with Arthur B. Pollock. Some photographs include identification on verso.

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Displays, exhibits and promotions.

File consists of photographs of Electrohome displays, exhibitions, and promotions in various cities in Canada and the U.S., including photographs of buyer shows, dealer shows, and various showrooms. Some photographs include typed or ms. cutlines or identification on verso. Duplicate photographs may be present. File also includes contact sheets.

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1972 annual report.

File consists of material relating to the production of Electrohome's 1972 annual report. Includes correspondence; a memorandum; Deilcraft and Flexsteel product literature; draft reports to shareholders from John A. Pollock and Carl A. Pollock; paper samples; negatives, a slide, and a photograph relating to CKCO-TV; a transparency of the Electrohome logo; and other material.

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Research : reverse osmosis advertising.

File consists of material relating to the production of advertising material for the Reverse Osmosis Division of Electrohome. Includes photographs, copy negatives, contact sheets, and a slide of reverse osmosis systems and applications; single-sheet advertisements for ultrafiltration systems soluble oil waste treatment and for maple sap concentration by reverse osmosis; and blank letterhead. Some of the photographs depict reverse osmosis systems at Bud Automotive (Kitchener, ON), TRW Canada Ltd. (St. Catharines, ON), Schwitzer (Stratford, ON), and an unidentified plant in Windsor, ON.

Some photographs have been mounted on board and retouched. Duplicate photographs are present.

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Electrohome antiques : photographs.

Four snapshots of Electrohome antiques provided by W.J. Fowley, A buyer in the appliance division. The images are of A 1944 radio phonograph and A Highgate S model combined television, radio, phonograph.

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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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Product catalogue.

A hand made product catalogue of electronics made by Electrohome.

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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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Phonola advertisement.

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

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