Fonds SCA316-GA352 - R. Forbes & Co. Ltd. film

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R. Forbes & Co. Ltd. film

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SCA316-GA352

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  • [191-] (Creation)
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    R. Forbes & Co. Ltd.

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1 film reel : 16 mm

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(1888-1928)

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In 1874 Robert Forbes of Scotland purchased the Randall, Farr & Co. Woollen Mill on Queen St. West in Hespeler. The company was incorporated in 1888 as R. Forbes & Co. Ltd. with Robert's sons George and James serving as president and company director respectively. In 1895 with the passing of Robert and James, George took over full operation of the company building it into the largest textile mill in the British Commonwealth. George continued to lead the company until 1928 when it was sold to the Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Co. Ltd.

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File consists of one film reel showing the exterior and operations of the R. Forbes Co. woollen mill in Hespeler (Cambridge), Ontario. The mill would later become the Dominion Woollen and Worsted Mill.

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Donated in 2017.

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Digitized 2017.

Film available for viewing via the Waterloo Digital Library.

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