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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.

Electrohome

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).

Electrohome

Visual material : file 2.

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

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

Welker, Alex.

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

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome Limited

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.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

Scrapbook 1.

File consists of a scrapbook of press clippings, photographs, snapshots, telegrams, and ephemera relating to Carl A. Pollock and his activities as Electrohome president and chairman of the board of directors and his involvement in the community. Scrapbook also contains material relating to Pollock's wife Helen (including a 1926 snapshot of the two of them), their 1929 wedding, and Pollock's studies at Oxford University. Material in scrapbook covers mainly the period from 1925 to 1963. Scrapbook also contains some loose material.

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Early products and development of Electrohome museum (file 1 of 3).

  • SCA207-GA186-46-2659a
  • File
  • [1930]-2000, predominant 1994-2000
  • Part of Electrohome fonds.

File consists of material relating to the work of William McGregor in developing a company museum, collecting historical Electrohome products, and preparing historical information for use in the museum and for other purposes. Includes correspondence and memoranda (some faxed and some e-mail print-outs), ms. notes, photographs of consumer products and Electrohome facilities, reprinted and photocopied historical advertisements, press clippings (some photocopied), photocopies of radio scripts and research reports, print-outs of photographs, ephemera, and other documents.

Electrohome

Early products and development of Electrohome museum (file 3 of 3).

  • SCA207-GA186-46-2659c
  • File
  • [1930]-2000, predominant 1994-2000
  • Part of Electrohome fonds.

File consists of material relating to the work of William McGregor in developing a company museum, collecting historical Electrohome products, and preparing historical information for use in the museum and for other purposes. Includes correspondence and memoranda (some faxed and some e-mail print-outs), ms. notes, photographs of consumer products and Electrohome facilities, reprinted and photocopied historical advertisements, press clippings (some photocopied), photocopies of radio scripts and research reports, print-outs of photographs, ephemera, and other documents.

Electrohome

Early products and development of Electrohome museum (file 2 of 3).

  • SCA207-GA186-46-2659b
  • File
  • [1930]-2000, predominant 1994-2000
  • Part of Electrohome fonds.

File consists of material relating to the work of William McGregor in developing a company museum, collecting historical Electrohome products, and preparing historical information for use in the museum and for other purposes. Includes correspondence and memoranda (some faxed and some e-mail print-outs), ms. notes, photographs of consumer products and Electrohome facilities, reprinted and photocopied historical advertisements, press clippings (some photocopied), photocopies of radio scripts and research reports, print-outs of photographs, ephemera, and other documents.

Electrohome

Plant processes : employees and equipment.

File consists of 26 photographs of employees at work and some of the equipment used at various stages in the production of radios and fans. Some of the photographs have been retouched by hand and some have typed cutlines taped to them. Photographs appear to have been taken for public relations purposes.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

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).

Electrohome

Research : air conditioner design and advertising.

File consists of material relating to the design and advertisement of Electrohome air conditioners (humidifiers). Includes dealer advertisements, a memorandum, and hand-drawn sketches of air conditioner units. File also includes a photograph of an in-store display of fan heaters.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

Scrapbook 2.

File consists of a scrapbook of press clippings, photographs, and ephemera relating to Carl A. Pollock, his activities as Electrohome president and chairman of the board of directors, his involvement in the community, and his death. Scrapbook also contains some material relating to Pollock's wife Helen (including a portrait photograph by Charles Belair) and his son-in-law Donald Steele. Material in scrapbook covers mainly the 1960s and 1970s. Scrapbook also contains some loose material.

Electrohome

Shipping and advertising.

File consists of material relating to the shipping and advertising of Electrohome products. Includes advertising budgets and statements, dealer advertisements, product literature (including an instruction booklet about the Horton portable ironer), charts and lists of Canadian shipping rates and schedules, a printing proof depicting an outdoor Electrohome sign, and other material. Some of the material was probably kept in a three-ring binder as a manual, possibly for an advertising manager.

Electrohome

Miscellaneous.

File consists of seven photographs. Includes headshots of unidentified men, a portion of an unidentified group photograph, a photograph of men sitting around a table, and other unidentified photographs.

Electrohome

Pollock, Carl A. : portraits.

File consists of four formal portraits of Carl A. Pollock, in three different poses. One photograph has been glued to stiff paper and one has been cut to an oval shape and has adhesive on the verso.

Electrohome

Victory Bond advertisements.

File consists of three photographs depicting advertisements for Victory Bonds through Electrohome (two on billboards and one on a truck), a photograph of a display of products produced by Electrohome to support the war effort and promote victory bonds, and a photograph of an airplane in a field.

Electrohome

Equipment produced during WWII : photographs (file 1 of 3).

File consists of photographs of the wireless set and the aircraft intercommunication equipment produced by Electrohome and the Radio Production Alliance during World War II. Includes photographs of the equipment's components and parts, and photographs of the equipment in various stages of assembly and from front, rear, top and bottom views. File also includes one photograph of a damaged plywood aircraft seat produced by Electrohome. Some photographs include description on verso.

Electrohome

Equipment produced during WWII : photographs (file 3 of 3).

File consists of photographs of the wireless set and the aircraft intercommunication equipment produced by Electrohome and the Radio Production Alliance during World War II. Includes photographs of the equipment's components and parts, and photographs of the equipment in various stages of assembly and from front, rear, top and bottom views. File also includes one photograph of a damaged plywood aircraft seat produced by Electrohome. Some photographs include description on verso.

Electrohome

Equipment produced during WWII : photographs (file 2 of 3).

File consists of photographs of the wireless set and the aircraft intercommunication equipment produced by Electrohome and the Radio Production Alliance during World War II. Includes photographs of the equipment's components and parts, and photographs of the equipment in various stages of assembly and from front, rear, top and bottom views. File also includes one photograph of a damaged plywood aircraft seat produced by Electrohome. Some photographs include description on verso.

Electrohome

Personal (file 1 of 3).

File consists of material collected by Carl A. Pollock relating to his activities as president of Electrohome as well as other involvements, or collected for personal interest. Subjects of material include Corporate taxation; Electrohome�s business philosophy, history, growth, and operations;
The Dominion Life Assurance Company; Pollock�s position as chancellor of the University of Waterloo; Arthur B. Pollock; the Radio-Electronics-Television Manufacturers' Association of Canada; Pollock�s 40th anniversary with Electrohome.

Includes press clippings (some photocopies), including articles about Pollock clipped from magazines; incoming and outgoing correspondence; ephemera; ms. notes; news releases; issues of internal publications; and a typed address by Pollock.

File also includes photographs of Pollock at various events, sometimes with other senior managers; the Deilcraft plant in Stellarton, NS; a photograph of Edward B. Moogk with Governor General Jules Leger; and other snapshots.

Electrohome

Personal (file 3 of 3).

File consists of material collected by Carl A. Pollock relating to his activities as president of Electrohome as well as other involvements, or collected for personal interest. Subjects of material include corporate taxation; Electrohome�s business philosophy, history, growth, and operations; the Dominion Life Assurance Company; Pollock�s position as chancellor of the University of Waterloo; Arthur B. Pollock; the Radio-Electronics-Television Manufacturers' Association of Canada; and
*Pollock�s 40th anniversary with Electrohome.

Includes press clippings (some photocopies), including articles about Pollock clipped from magazines; incoming and outgoing correspondence; ephemera; ms. notes; news releases; issues of internal publications; and a typed address by Pollock. File also includes photographs of Pollock at various events, sometimes with other senior managers; the Deilcraft plant in Stellarton, NS; a photograph of Edward B. Moogk with Governor General Jules Leger; and other snapshots.

Electrohome

Personal (file 2 of 3).

File consists of material collected by Carl A. Pollock relating to his activities as president of Electrohome as well as other involvements, or collected for personal interest. Subjects of material include: corporate taxation; Electrohome�s business philosophy, history, growth, and operations; the Dominion Life Assurance Company; Pollock�s position as chancellor of the University of Waterloo; Arthur B. Pollock; the Radio-Electronics-Television Manufacturers' Association of Canada; and
*Pollock�s 40th anniversary with Electrohome.

Includes press clippings (some photocopies), including articles about Pollock clipped from magazines; incoming and outgoing correspondence; ephemera; ms. notes; news releases; issues of internal publications; and a typed address by Pollock. File also includes photographs of Pollock at various events, sometimes with other senior managers; the Deilcraft plant in Stellarton, NS; a photograph of Edward B. Moogk with Governor General Jules Leger; and other snapshots.

Electrohome

Research : Horton-Electrohome appliances.

File consists of material relating to Electrohome's business venture with the Horton Manufacturing Company (Fort Wayne, IN). Includes memoranda, minutes of meetings of a committee formed to discuss the washing machine program, an issue of the company newsletter The Horton Pioneer containing an article about the partnership with Electrohome, and two photographs of a Horton-Electrohome portable ironer and a washing machine.

Electrohome

50th anniversary : photographs.

File consists of 62 photographs taken during Electrohome's 50th anniversary celebrations. Includes photographs of the anniversary dinner, program, and dance; a parade; and other events. Includes photographs of Carl A. Pollock giving speeches, singing, and posing with a cake. File may contain duplicates of some photographs.

Electrohome

Sports events and teams.

File consists of 81 snapshots and photographs of Electrohome employees and sports teams at company sporting events and award ceremonies. Includes photographs of employees playing baseball, hockey, and basketball; golfing; skating; and bowling, as well as children playing games. Includes photographs of men's and women's company sports teams, employee headshots, and a snapshot of Carl A. Pollock on a stage with a snowshoe. Some of the photographs include descriptions on verso.

Electrohome

40th anniversary : photographs.

File consists of 31 photographs taken at Electrohome's 40th anniversary celebrations. Includes photographs of Arthur B. Pollock, his wife Racie (Boehmer), and Carl A. Pollock. File may contain duplicates of some photographs.

Electrohome

Pollock, Arthur B.

File consists of photographs and two formal portraits (one mounted) of Arthur B. Pollock. One of the portraits has been cut to an oval shape and has adhesive on the verso. File also includes a photograph of his wife, Racie Boehmer Pollock.

Electrohome

Employees : miscellaneous

File consists of ten photographs, two contact sheets, and one slide of Electrohome employees working and participating in recreational activities. Includes photographs of employees in the office services department, at work on computers and on an electronics production line, drawing a technical diagram, and singing Christmas carols; a photograph of a sports team, and a photograph of John A. Pollock with two women and a man at a Christmas party.

Electrohome

Slides : Carl A. Pollock

File consists of 35 slides of Carl A. Pollock and of collages of press clippings relating to his work as president of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association and significant events at Electrohome during his tenure as company president. Subjects include Pollock speaking at various events and posing at his desk, on the plant floor, and with his wife, Helen. File also includes a slide of Arthur B. Pollock. Most slides are labelled with a brief caption and are found as photographs elsewhere in the collection.

Electrohome

Facilities : Murawsky Furniture Company building.

File consists of seven photographs (plus duplicates) of the Murawsky Furniture Company building at 152 Shanley Street in Kitchener, which became Electrohome Plant 4 ca. 1954. Includes aerial photographs.

Electrohome

Facilities : negatives.

File consists of ten negatives of Plant 1 (283 Duke Street), Plant 2 (480 Victoria Street North), the Murawsky Furniture Company building (152 Shanley Street, became Plant 4), the Caya Buiding (130 Weber Street West), and the Pequegnat Building (Duke and Frederick Streets, location of Technical Products Division).

Electrohome

Pollock, Carl A.

File consists of photographs and snapshots of Carl A. Pollock at various meetings, events, and presentations, and posing at his desk and on the plant floor. Includes photographs taken at the Winnipeg and Vancouver showrooms, a photograph with D. Lowater and two executives from Lima, Peru, several candid snapshots, and a photograph of a sculpted bust of Carl A. Pollock. File also includes memoranda with descriptions of two photographs.

Electrohome

Senior personnel (file 1 of 4).

File consists of 48 portraits (plus duplicates) of senior personnel, 2 photographs of employees, and a half-tone print of one of the portraits. The personnel in the portraits are all identified:

  • Robert Babin,
  • Ken Brown,
  • Bob Cronk,
  • Hugh Bauld,
  • Leo F. Fitzpatrick,
  • E.A. Greenwood,
  • A. Cooper,
  • Ken De Coppell,
  • Grant McVey,
  • Ian J. Main,
  • H. Wedderbern,
  • J. Wright,
  • Donald R. Steele,
  • Paul Richmond,
  • L. Tiengo,
  • John Rideuot,
  • L. Shaub,
  • G. Lenner,
  • Bob Moore,
  • E. Stobart,
  • Ken Kerr,
  • J. Kochin,
  • Pat Kent,
  • Jim King,
  • Doug Jamison,
  • G. Glennie, and
  • W. Hemphill.

Electrohome

Decorator radios.

File consists of two photographs of decorator radios, probably intended for insertion into a binder of product literature.

Electrohome

Photographs : album 1.

  • SCA207-GA186-19-626
  • File
  • [195-]-[199-], predominant [195-]-[196-]
  • Part of Electrohome fonds.

File consists of photographs orignally in an album created to illustrate the history of CAP Communications and CKCO-TV. Subjects of photographs include: television production equipment and facilities, television personalities on set, special events (including a visit from Pierre Elliott Trudeau in 1968, the extension of highway 401 to Kitchener ca. 1960, and the Queen's visit to Kitchener in 1959), and studio technicians at work. Some photographs include identification on verso and some include typed captions.

Electrohome

Photographs : album 3.

File consists of photographs originally in an album created to illustrate the history of CAP Communications and CKCO-TV. Subjects of photographs include: television personalities on set, stills from television programs, and technicians at work. Some photographs include identification on verso and some pages in the photo album were blank.

Electrohome

Photographs : CKCO-TV (file 1 of 2).

File consists of photographs and snapshots of CKCO-TV buildings and production facilities, television personalities and stills from programs, technicians at work, and special events. Includes snapshots of the CKCO-TV crew on location at the 1988 Olympics (Calgary, AB) and the 1978 Oktoberfest parade (Kitchener, ON), stills from the set of Big Al's Cartoon Capers and Romper Room, and the transmission tower on Baden Hill.

Electrohome

Americans.

File consists of four portraits of unidentified men, probably American Electrohome dealers.

Electrohome

Duern, Gordon.

File consists of material relating to Gordon Duern, Design Manager of Electrohome from 1961. Includes five portraits (plus duplicates), one photograph of Duern and one of a stereo he designed, a biography, and ms. notes.

Electrohome

Ellis, Bern.

File consists of six portraits (plus duplicates) of Bern Ellis.

Electrohome

Englert, Seb.

File consists of six portraits (plus duplicates) of Seb Englert, Motors and Metal Products Division. File also includes a printing proof and two photographs of Englert, one of which includes Carl A. Pollock and an unidentified man.

Electrohome

Colour TV introduction.

File consists of two copies of a photograph of two men standing with a colour TV chassis.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

Union activities.

File consists of two photographs taken inside the Electrohome Employees Credit Union and a snapshot of the first company Christmas party, sponsored by the union. File also includes an ms. note.

Electrohome

Photographs : album 4.

File consists of photographs originally in an album created to illustrate the history of CAP Communications and CKCO-TV. Subjects of photographs include: television personalities on set, stills from television programs, and technicians at work. Some photographs include identification on verso and some pages in the photo album were blank.

Electrohome

Facilities : Plant 4 : Shanley Street, Kitchener.

File consists of three photographs (plus duplicates) of the Electrohome plant at 152 Shanley Street in Kitchener (Plant 4). File also includes an architect's sketch by Jenkins & Wright, Kitchener, of an addition to the plant with a typed cutline affixed to it.

Electrohome

Bartlett, Norman.

File consists of two portraits (plus duplicates) of Norman Bartlett, Private Trade Label department.

Electrohome

Johnston, David H.

File consists of five portraits (plus duplicates) and a passport photograph of David H. Johnston.

Electrohome

Visual material : file 5.

File consists of 98 slides of Electrohome plants, home entertainment products (television sets, stereo consoles, phonographs), and an airplane. Some slides are missing.

Electrohome

Visual material : file 19.

File consists of six photographs of radios and radio-phonograph combinations, intended for insertion into an album or binder with other product literature. Some photographs include a typed cutline, formerly glued to verso.

Electrohome

Facilities : Arthur Pequegnat Clock Co. building.

File consists of three photographs (plus duplicates) of the Arthur Pequegnat Clock Co. building at Duke and Frederick Streets in Kitchener. One of the photographs is annotated on verso: "location of Technical Products Division / please return if convenient to Electrohome (Public Relations), Kitchener".

Electrohome

Facilities : Caya Building : 130 Weber Street West, Kitchener.

File consists of three photographs (plus duplicates) of the Caya Building at 130 Weber Street West in Kitchener, location of Electrohome's showroom and sales office from [ca. 1957] until [ca. 1970]. One of the photographs has been retouched by hand.

Electrohome

Production pictures (old).

File consists of 67 photographs and 44 contact prints of plant and office employees at work and of production facilities. File also includes 2 reproduction photographs of a Berlin [?] street with streetcars and horse-drawn carriage traffic, and a printing proof of the Wellington Street plant. Some photographs include identification on verso. Duplication among the photographs and contact prints may exist.

Includes identification (on verso) of some of the departments and processes depicted: new automatic sander, Plant 9, key punch section, Univac 120, engineering CED, riveting section, wire cutter, punch press forming motor covers, production floor A, quality control, swing saw rough lumber, 'slug' painter, Mansion St. Plant, canteen, furnishing area Plant 4.
Some of the employees depicted in the photographs are identified on verso: Walter Olszewik, David Janzen, Bill Skelly, Bruce Bombach, and Wanda Wiebe.

Electrohome

Radio console in living room.

File consists of a photograph used in advertising material. Depicts a man and woman sitting on a couch beside an Electrohome radio console.

Electrohome

Visual material : file 24.

File consists of four photographs of televisions. Includes a photograph of the Kawartha model, a projection television system, and two Educator televison/receivers. Some photographs have typed cutlines attached to them

Electrohome

Employees : recreation : Christmas.

  • SCA207-GA186-50-2899
  • File
  • [195-?]-[199-?], predominant 1988-[199-?]
  • Part of Electrohome fonds.

File consists of snapshots of employees and their families at Christmas events, including skating parties, with Santa Claus, and a dinner. File also includes a photograph of Arthur B. Pollock on stage during a Christmas program, and a memorandum.

Electrohome

Production : Deilcraft.

File consists of 14 photographs of employees at work on Deilcraft production lines and posing with finished products. File also includes a photograph and copy negative of upholstered living room furniture. Some photographs include identification on verso.

Electrohome

Products : miscellaneous.

File consists of miscellaneous product photographs used for advertising purposes. Includes photographs of phonographs, televisions, stereos, monitors, furniture, and heaters. Some photographs include identification on verso, and some include typed cutlines. File also includes one paste-up.

Electrohome

Resigned personnel (file 1 of 2).

File consists of photographs (plus duplicates) of 22 portraits, 4 contact prints, 4 printing proofs (including one half-tone relief), and 3 snapshots of senior personnel. File also includes 3 photographs of production facilities and biographical information about senior vice-president J.G. Tufts.

Personnel identified in portraits are: W.G. Scott, Ron Ward, Geo. Harper, Jim Court, N.J. Long, W.E. Cury, F.A.O. Banks, [Robert T.M. Jordan], Col. Donald F. McRae, Jack Boehmer, Tom Bruce, and Ken Summerville; some are not identified.

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