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Barwell extruder.

File consists of materials relating to the Barwell extruder. Includes a user manual, a write up on how to fix a problem, and information on an upgrade that was done to the machine.

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Administration

Series consists of material relating to the administration of various aspects of Kaufman Rubber operations from 1927 to 1986. There are many gaps and the files are from several departments. Includes annual production reports from 1933 to 1955, sales reports from 1932-1964, records of special orders, government contracts, memoranda, and cost accounting information.

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Cost accounting manager : G.R. Good.

Contains material relating to the cost accounting manager, G.R. Good. Includes memoranda, design sheets, mill room day staff allowance, line balance procedure, production calculations, and shoe room rates.

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Operations : Factory, Laboratory

Series consists of material relating to rubber compounding and manufacturing processes and procedures at Kaufman Rubber Co. Includes binders of formulae and instructions owned and/or written by W.H. Bechtel, J. C. Howard Irvin K. Weber, as well as research reports on production requirements, "Written standard practice" reports illustrating production and processes. These include photographs.

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Special orders : 1945-1990.

Contains correspondence, orders and invoices regarding special orders, mostly orthopaedic. Includes orders from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Clippings, 1950-1969.

Contains newspaper clippings (some photocopies) re 50th anniversary or the company, Kaufman history, also appointments of Kaufman employees.

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Clippings, 1990-2000.

Contains biographical and historical newspaper clippings (some photocopies). Includes articles regarding Kaufman employee appointments and business news. Includes an article featuring the Ontario Finance Minister trying on Kaufman shoes.

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Employees : photographs received.

Contains 4 photographs, two of an employee recognition event, one of a truck, and one of a social event. Includes identification of one photo as belonging to Harry Johnston.

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Interviews : Lingwood, C. Harry .

Contains a two page set of interview questions with answers written in by C. Harry Lingwood. Includes correspondence to Harry Lingwood from Eileen Buchner at Kaufman Footwear and from Harry Lingwood to Eileen Buchner.

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Kaufman, A.R. : biographical.

Contains biographical information about A.R. Kaufman. Includes newspaper clippings about A.R. Kaufman, obituaries, and a programme for an honourary luncheon.

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Kaufman, A.R. : biographical.

Contains material relating to a speech by W.K. Toole, "A.R. Kaufman - The Man Behind the Name". Includes notes and a Kaufman Footwear 70th Anniversary booklet.

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Operations : Vice-President Manufacturing : Irvin E. Weber

Material relating to the factory and its manufacturing operations, belonging to Irvin E. Weber. According to secondary sources, Irvin E. Weber joined Kaufman in 1945. His father, Irvin K. Weber, had worked at Kaufman for 52 years, starting in 1909. Some of the material in this series belonged to Irvin K. Weber and subsequently to his son Irvin E. Weber. Includes much material, such as the compound sheets, that would have originated in the Laboratory, but concerned with ingredients and costs rather than formulae and mixing. Includes correspondence, ephemera, invoices, notes, memoranda, and clippings.

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Year production reports, 1933-1934.

Contains the tennis production report and the rubber production report. Includes lines of shoes or boots with the number of pairs sold and what countries they were sold in.

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Kaufman Footwear Building : history and heritage designation.

Contains material relating to the history of the Kaufman building on King Street. Includes newspaper clippings about the building, and about its designation under the Ontario Heritage Act. Includes invitations to a ceremony in honour of this designation, and a magazine article about the architect, Albert Khan. Includes 1 photograph of a painting of the Kaufman building.

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Kaufman Footwear : history.

One copy of a descriptive booklet "The Kaufman Rubber Company", containing photographs of the factory and descriptions of work carried out. Also contains a publication about the history of the Kaufman Footwear company titled "William H. Kaufman Inc".

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Plaistead expedition.

Contains a news release regarding Plaisted's claim that his 1968 expedition was the first to reach the North Pole, and calling Peary's 1909 Polar conquest a myth.

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Archives and museum planning.

Contains material relating to the Centenary Committee's research on archives and conservation. Includes correspondence to and from committee members, memoranda, newsletters, conservation publications, and newspaper clippings.

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Kaufman Footwear Mural : Kitchener Downtown Mural Programme.

Contains material relating to Kaufman Footwear's involvement in the Kitchener Downtown Mural Programme. Includes the artist Monte Wright's description of the Kaufman Footwear mural, memoranda, correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and potential mural artist Nicholas Rees' curriculum vitae. Includes three photographs in colour of the mural, taken by K-W Record.

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Posters.

Contains material relating to the framing of sales posters. Includes receipts, invoices, and memoranda.

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Products : Advertisements

Series consists of discrete advertisements for Kaufman products, usually only a single page for insertion in catalogues, magazines, or counter displays. Includes artwork, proofs, mounted point-of-purchase advertisements.

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Year production reports, 1934-1935.

Contains the tennis production report and the rubber production report. Includes lines of shoes or boots with the number of pairs sold and what countries they were sold in.

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Working file, 1992-1998.

Contains material relating to the Centenary Committee's research on creating Kaufman Footwear archives. Includes newsletters, flyers, newspaper clippings, correspondence to and from committee members, memoranda, notes, and articles. Includes 1 photograph.

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Compound sheets.

Contains compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total weight of the compound. All sheets initialled by W.H.B. (William H. Bechtel).

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Compound sheets.

Contains compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total weight of the compound. Also includes mixing instructions.Sheets initialled by W.H.B. (William H. Bechtel).

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Compounds 200-220 : I.K. Weber.

Contains compound sheets with a list on each sheet of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound. Originally in a binder belonging to I.K. Weber. Each page is initialled by J.C. Howard.

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Foamtread lab.

Contains compound sheets for the Foamtread lab with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound. Also includes mixing instructions. Binder sheets initialled by W.H.B. (William H. Bechtel) and/or C.S.F.

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Products : Catalogues

Series consists of catalogues and price lists for Kaufman clothing and footwear products printed between 1909 and 2000.

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Year production reports, 1935-1936.

Contains the tennis production report and the rubber production report. Includes lines of shoes or boots with the number of pairs sold and what countries they were sold in.

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K.R. Ro-Search written standard practice.

Written standard practice no. P-3, "Electroforming of copper moulds for use in vinyl footwear production"; Written standard practice no. P-7, "Methods of model making for moulds for use in slush moulding of vinyl footwear"; Written standard practice no. P-6, "Showertog production and sequence of operations on K.R. Unit #3 pertaining to shoes of the basic type known as Sprite flat and Snowbelle." Includes 10 vinyl samples, and 61 photographs.

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Year production reports, 1936-1937.

Contains the tennis production report and the rubber production report. Includes lines of shoes or boots with the number of pairs sold and what countries they were sold in.

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K.R. Ro-Search : written standard practice no. P-2.

Written standard practice for vinyl footwear production (showertog) by a slush moulding process using vinyl plastisols. Includes equipment and material requirements, costs, methods, lay-out, and production results for showertog type footwear. Includes 54 photographs.

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Year production reports, 1937-1938.

Contains the tennis production report and the rubber production report. Includes lines of shoes or boots with the number of pairs sold and what countries they were sold in.

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LVI

Contains information on the following : cement house instructions, preparation of silk screen inks, lacquer specifications, notes on linseed oils, miscellaneous formulations, silicone specifications, and touch-up paint. Sheets initialled by W.H.B. (William H. Bechtel).

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OBS 200-250 (file 1 of 2).

Contains compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound. Sheets initialled by W.H.B. (William H. Bechtel) and/or J.C.H. (J.C. Howard).

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OBS 200-250 (file 2 of 2).

Contains compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound. Sheets initialled by W.H.B. (William H. Bechtel) and/or J.C.H. (J.C. Howard).

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