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Electrohome fonds.
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Senior personnel (file 3 of 4).

File consists of formal portraits and photographs of senior personnel. Includes photographs of Doug Wismer, H.H. LaPier, Gord Hemmings, Bob Flanagan, and six unidentified men. Contains duplicates of some photographs. File also includes a ms. memorandum.


Board of Directors Secretary Files

Series consists of records accumulated and used by William M. Alguire in his role as secretary of the Board of Directors from 1992 to ca. 1997, as well as by his predecessor Robert Bolden. Includes correspondence, agreements, reports, company and management information, and other material.

Alguire, William McLachlin

Alguire, William A.

File consists of two portraits (plus duplicates) of William A. Alguire and a news release announcing his appointment as Comptroller at Electrohome.



Materials created by Electrohome Limited and its predecessors relating to the manufacturing processes and products made at the factories. Includes technical drawings, notes, parts lists, service manuals, and more.


Advertisements : Product Literature and Service Manuals : Consumer Products

Series consists of product literature promoting Electrohome consumer products, including air conditioners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, fans, electrostatic air cleaners, electronic bug killers, microwave ovens, heaters, satellite receivers, cable and pay TV equipment, furniture, lamps, organs, phonographs, radios, stereo hi-fi, televisions (including projection television), turntables, and other appliances and home entertainment products.

Series includes advertisements for products distributed by Electrohome (Marantz, Imperial Lighting), produced by an Electrohome subsidiary (Campbell Electric, Fry & Blackhall, Flexsteel), or produced by Electrohome as a private trade label (Viking, for Eaton's, and Serenader, for Simpson's), as well as the Acoustech, Soundesign, Planar, Phonola, and Trendholm product lines. Includes single-sheet advertisements intended for insertion into a binder or portfolio with other product literature, brochures, catalogues, leaflets, price lists, instruction manuals, service manuals and parts lists, etc.


Lewis Lektronix Inc.

File consists of material relating to discussions with Lewis Lektronix Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) regarding the point-of-purchase advertising system, ScanVertiser. Includes a letter from Jack Young, Vice President Marketing at Lewis Lektronix Inc. to Michael W. Scott, three copies of the ScanVertiser brochure, and photocopies of operations manuals:

  • The Scanvertiser Operations Manual (Revised edition, June 1978)
  • Eprom System Operation [1979]
  • Addendum for Programming a "FLASHER" [1979]
  • Break-out System Operation [1979]


Skinner, Doug.

File consists of two copies of a portrait of Doug Skinner.


Electrohome design lecture series, 1973 (1) : section 2 : Waterloo.

File consists of the material contained in the second section of the binder Electrohome Design Lecture Series, 1973 (1), relating to the planning of the lecture series, and in particular the events and participants in Waterloo. This section is divided by the following tabs: D.P. Dempster, M.S. Hartley, Jan Kuypers, O.M. Solandt, G.N. Soulis, D.R. Steele, and General. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence with the participants, typed meeting notes, and a schedule of events.


75th anniversary : working file 4.

File consists of material relating to the planning of Electrohome's 75th anniversary celebrations, including an anniversary concert for employees at the Centre in the Square (Kitchener, ON) and the sponsorship of an exhibition of early Canadian decorative art at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery entitled "A Provincial Elegance".

Includes minutes of meetings of the 75th anniversary committee; correspondence (including several personal thank-you letters to John A. Pollock); memoranda (including publicity to employees and shareholders from John A. Pollock); photocopies of invoices and cheques; a contract relating to the concert venue, fliers and posters advertising the art exhibition and concert ticket sales; and other material. File probably belonged to Robert Lovell (Public Relations Manager).


75th anniversary : contact sheets.

File consists of 18 contact sheets of photographs taken during Electrohome's 75th anniversary celebrations. Includes shots taken at the Electrohome-sponsored exhibit at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery entitled A Provincial Elegance, and at the anniversary concert at the Centre in the Square.


Arts and Communication Counselors.

File consists of correspondence and other material from Arts and Communications Counselors (Toronto, ON) regarding corporate sponsorship of an art exhibition organized by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.


Radio : Electrohome radios, 1935-1941 : service manuals and parts price lists.

File consists of service manuals and parts lists for radio receivers, produced by Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited. Service manuals include specifications, technical diagrams, parts lists (including prices), and operating instructions. Each manual applies to one model but may include several series of that model. File also includes typed index of manuals included in File 2471 and File 2472 and lists of radio receiver model numbers with their chassis numbers and model names.


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.


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 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.


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.



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


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.


Phonola advertisement.

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


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.


Electrohome plants brochure.

A brochure for Electrohome with A map of locations of plants and A description of what is made at each plant.


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