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505 Conestoga Boulevard, Cambridge : excess land option.

File consists of material relating to the severance of a portion of the property at 505 Conestoga Boulevard in Cambridge, ON, by Fasco Motors Inc., and the purchase and sale of portions of this property by Electrohome. Includes correspondence (some faxed), forms and agreements (faxed, carbon, and photocopies), photocopies of site plans, ms. notes, and other photocopied material. File also includes two folded copies of a draft plan of survey of part of lot 23, registrar's complied plan 1379 in the City of Cambridge, prepared by J. Douglas Ansley Ltd., Ontario Land Surveyors (Kitchener, ON).

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809 Wellington Street property.

File consists of material relating to the property at 809 Wellington Street in Kitchener, ON; a zone change application and the potential purchase of parts of the property by Northport Landing (Waterloo, ON); and the purchase of parts of the property by First Gulf Development Corporation (Mississauga, ON).

Includes correspondence and memoranda, ms. notes, maps and folded site plans (and some photocopies of same), photocopies of extracts of zoning by-laws, copies of forms, a draft purchase agreement, and other material. Plans depict part 2 of lot 32 and 34, reg. plan 763, reference plan 58R-3130, in the City of Kitchener.

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Buildings and signs.

File consists of photographs and snapshots of Electrohome plants, warehouses, offices, and subsidiaries, including exterior, aerial, and interior shots. Some photographs contain identification on verso. File also includes a photograph of the Physics Building at the University of Waterloo during construction.

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CN [Canadian National Railway Company] land purchase proposal.

File consists of material relating to the purchase of land by Electrohome from the Canadian National Railway Company, Real Estate Management (Toronto, ON). Includes agreements, correspondence and memoranda (including e-mail print outs and faxes), ms. notes, photocopies of insurance certificates and cheques, and a notice of hearing (City of Kitchener). File also includes a Plan of Survey of Lot 33, Municipal Compiled Plan 763 in the City of Kitchener, Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

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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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Correspondence : F.

File consists of approximately 23 pieces of incoming and outgoing correspondence (some carbon copies) with individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "F." File also contains some press clippings as well as photographs of Pollock posing in the Electrohome showroom and at the University of Waterloo for use in an advertisement in the Financial Post.

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Design Exchange : Electrohome stereo design in the 1960s : article.

File consists of material relating to the Design Exchange (Toronto, ON) and an article written by the curator about Electrohome stereo design in the 1960s for Exchange (magazine published by Design Exchange).

Includes correspondence to and from John A. Pollock, memoranda, Electrohome stereo and lamp advertisements, photocopies of advertisements, issues of Exchange, advertising material from Design Exchange, three printing proofs of design drawings by Electrohome designer Gordon Duern, and other material. Design drawing proofs are mounted on board and depict the [Circa '80] concept.

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Director's files : general : Planar Circuits.

File consists of material relating to personnel activities for Electrohome subsidiary Planar Circuits (St. Catharines, ON). Includes memoranda, manuscript notes, job descriptions, photocopied pages of information about St. Catharines, and a press clipping. File probably belonged to Gary Alcock, Director of Human Resources.

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Eaton's stores.

File consists of three modern prints of photographs of the Eaton's stores at Yorkdale Mall (Toronto), in Don Mills (Toronto), and London, probably taken during the 1970s. Annotations on prints indicate the date of the store openings.

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Electrohome conference.

File consists of 69 photographs, some or all of which were taken at a conference held at the University of Waterloo in 1966. Includes snapshots of female models in posing with televisions, stereos, and furniture on a stage; conference participants touring an Electrohome plant, in a lecture hall, and taking turns dancing with a woman in a lobby area; and men and women, including Carl A. Pollock, having cocktails. One snapshot shows banners on either side of a stage reading "Younger by design" and "Happy 60th anniversary".

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Electrohome dealers and branches.

File consists of a photograph of an Electrohome dealer in New York, the store front of the Hydro Shop (Waterloo, ON?), and the Vancouver branch of Electrohome.

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Electrohome design lecture series, 1974 (1) : section 2 : Toronto.

File consists of material from the second section of the binder Design lecture series, 1974 (1), relating to the planning of the 1974 lecture series, particularly the events in Toronto. This section is divided by the following tabs: Toronto, Speakers, and Mantle. Includes correspondence, ms. notes, biographies and photographs of speakers, and press listings.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Facilities : Plant 3 : 809 Wellington Street, Kitchener.

File consists of one photograph of Carl A. Pollock and others at the 1956 ground-breaking ceremony for the Electrohome plant at 809 Wellington Street North in Kitchener (Plant 3), two photographs of the 1962 expansion during construction, and three photographs of the plant after the expansion. File also includes an artist's sketch of the plant and a memorandum.

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Facilities : Plant 3 and Plant 6.

File consists of two photographs (plus duplicates) and one slide of Electrohome's Plant 3 on Wellington Street and one photograph of Plant 6 in Kitchener's industrial park. File also includes a work order from a photography company.

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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.

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Facilities : Plant 5 : Greb building on Mansion Street.

File consists of two photographs of the Greb Shoe Company building on Mansion and Chestnut Streets in Kitchener, purchased by Electrohome in [1956?]. One of the photographs has been retouched by hand to show anticipated changes to the building.

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Facilities : Plant 6 : Kitchener.

File consists of and a glossy print of a drawing of Plant 6, located at the south end of Kitchener, with a typed cutline announcing the plant's construction; and an aerial photograph of the plant after it became operational. File also includes company brochures about the plant.

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Facilities : Plant 6 construction : informal progress photographs.

File consists of 99 snapshots taken during the construction of Electrohome's Plant 6 in Kitchener's industrial park (Goodrich Drive and Wilson Avenue), from June to October in 1965, and the move of equipment from Plant 4 to Plant 6. Some photographs include identification on verso. Photographs are in no particular order, and duplication may exist.

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Facilities : aerial photographs.

File consists of 14 aerial photographs (plus duplicates) of Electrohome Plants 1 (283 Duke Street), Plant 2 (480 Victoria Street North), Plant 3 (809 Wellington Street North), Plant 4 (142 & 152 Shanley Street), and Plant 5 (140 Mansion Street) in Kitchener.

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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).

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Facilities : snapshots.

File consists of 15 snapshots of Electrohome Plant 2 (480 Victoria Street North), Plant 3 (809 Wellington Street North), Plant 4 (152 Shanley Street), an antenna in a field, and an unidentified building for sale.

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Fire at Duke Street plant : May 23, 1952.

File consists of eight photographs (plus duplicates) taken after a fire at the Electrohome plant at Duke and Breithaupt Streets in Kitchener (Plant 1) on May 23, 1952.

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Hill TV and Appliances.

File consists of two photographs of a group of young men visiting an Electrohome dealer in Hamilton, Hill TV and appliances. File also includes a business card.

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Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge.

File consists of photographs, snapshots, and negatives of buildings around Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge. Includes images of the intersection at King and Frederick Streets in Kitchener, the Dana Porter Library at the University of Waterloo, the interior of the Waterloo City Centre at 100 Regina Street South, Cambridge Place, and the Cambridge campus of Conestoga College.

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Maps and tourist information.

File consists of material relating to travelling and sightseeing, probably collected by Carl A. Pollock. Includes road maps and tourist maps, leaflets and booklets from tourist attractions, and typed and ms. notes. Maps are for Kitchener, Ontario, various American states and cities, and Stuttgart, Germany.

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Miscellaneous : 1964-1965.

File consists of 31 photographs and snapshots of employees; meetings, conferences and exhibitions; employee recreational events; plant canteens; and other subjects. File also includes 2 printing proofs of line drawings for use in the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips. Some photographs include identification on verso.

Photos include: Electrohome display at the 1965 Pacific National Exhibition, two men standing with a boxed organ in front of a Hudson's Bay Company truck, 1965 Waterloo county Dairy Princess, Waterloo College Associate Faculties' (now UW) new Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Building, "Santiago [?] presented to Al Ecuyer, Edmonton Eskimo" and more.

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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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Northport Landing : Wellington Street parking lot : development proposal.

File consists of material relating to proposals from Northport Landing (Cambridge, ON) to develop parts of the Electrohome property at 809 Wellington Street in Kitchener, ON. Includes correspondence, memoranda, ms. notes, two proposals by Northport Landing, and a preliminary site plan (folded) for part 2 of lot 32, 33, and 34, reg. plan 763, reference plan 58R-3130 in the City of Kitchener.

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Official opening : Plant 6 : publicity.

File consists of material relating to the publicity of the opening of Plant 6 in Kitchener's industrial park in 1966. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda, copies of news releases (some edited), 15 photographs of the plant (including several aerial shots) and the opening ceremonies, and a brochure about the plant. File also includes a typed copy of the remarks presented by Hon. Stanley J. Randall (Ontario Minister of Economics and Development), and a typed copy of the remarks presented by Hon. C.M. Drury (Minister of Industry).

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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.

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

File consists of 34 photographs of CKCO-TV personalities, staff, events, and programs. Some of the photographs have the CKCO-TV Conestoga wagon logo in the bottom left corner, and most have some identification on verso. Personalities depicted include Reg Sellner, Grace Lawson, Big Al, Elaine Cole, and George Caldwel, Betty Thompson, Violet Scriver, and others. Subjects include the CKCO-TV mobile unit, stills from programs (news, weather, local game shows, talk shows, children's programs, Canadian Bandstand), technicians on the job, parades, and Queen Elizabeth's 1959 visit to Kitchener city hall.

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Photographs : Carl A. Pollock at CKCO-TV channel launches.

File consists of twelve photographs taken at the launches of CKCO-TV Channel 2 (Georgian Bay), Channel 42 (Chatham-Sarnia), and Channel 11 (Huntsville). Photographs depict Carl A. Pollock speaking and shaking hands with people. File contains duplicate photographs.

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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.

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Photographs : album 2.

File consists of photographs originally 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, and special events (including an employee picnic [?] and the anniversary of CKKW-AM). Some photographs have identification on verso, and some pages in the photo album were blank.

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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.

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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.

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Plant 3 opening.

File consists of 39 photographs of the construction of Plant 3 (Wellington Street) and the official opening ceremony. Includes informal progress photographs, photographs of speeches during the opening ceremony (including some of Carl A. Pollock), and photographs of the reception.

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Plant 6 : industrial park.

File consists of material relating to the announcement and construction of Plant 6 in Kitchener's industrial park. Includes a news release, three photographs of the ground-breaking ceremony, and four photographs of the plant at various stages of construction. Pictured with Carl A. Pollock at the ground-breaking ceremony are Art Balabazuk, R.D. Armstrong, and Kitchener Mayor Keith Hymmen.

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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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Plant 6 and plant 10.

File consists of photographs of Electrohome's Plant 6 (Kitchener) and Plant 10 (Cambridge). Includes photographs of the manufacturing, loading, shipping, and lumber storage areas and aerial photographs of Plant 6. File also includes a photograph of a group of Electrohome sales staff posing outside a bus with "Electrohome Showtime '66" hats and portfolios. File also includes one memorandum. Duplicate photographs are present.

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Plants and product testing facilities.

File consists of photographs and negatives of Electrohome plants and product testing facilities. Includes photographs of the Morristown, TN, plant; the Electrohome (U.S.A.) Inc. branch in Ontario, CA; an aerial photograph of Plant 10 (Cambridge, ON); and photographs of employees testing television and video monitors. One photograph has been mounted on board and retouched.

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Press clippings : 1949-1959

File consists of press clippings relating to Electrohome and Carl A. Pollock from 1949-1959. File also includes clippings about a fire on King Street in Kitchener in 1959.

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Research : map and parking facilities study plan.

File consists of a map of Kitchener-Waterloo depicting dates and types of aerial photography that had been mapped, and a study plan of parking facilities on Lancaster and Arnold streets in Kitchener. Both items prepared by the City of Kitchener, planning department.

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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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Speeches : university talks.

File consists of material relating to speeches and remarks made by Carl A. Pollock at the University of Waterloo (UW) for building and exhibit openings, convocation ceremonies, dinners and luncheons, senate meetings, contests, and other events.

Includes typed copies of Pollock's remarks (some annotated, some carbon copies), ms. notes, event programs (some annotated), approximately 21 pieces of incoming and outgoing correspondence, a UW press release, and two photographs of Pollock with students at an exhibit. File also includes press clippings about Pollock and about the University of Waterloo.

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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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