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Merchants Rubber Company factory building under construction
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
A black and white photograph of the construction of the Merchants Rubber Company factory in Berlin, Ontario. Several men can be seen standing in front of the building.
Notes
The factory was located on Breithaupt Street in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario.

The Merchants Rubber Company was formed in 1903, in Berlin Ontario, by Jacob Kaufman and Talmon H. Rieder. Local retail merchants were invited to become stockholders. While the company was organized in 1903, footwear production did not start until spring of 1904. In 1907, Merchants, along with Berlin Rubber Co., was taken over by the Canadian Consolidated Rubber Company, a holding company of the Canadian Rubber Company. The name of the company changed in 1926 to Dominion Rubber. Footwear was manufactured at its Breithaupt Street plant until 1966. Following the production of footwear, the plant produced various plastic and rubber products, such as coated fabrics, sponge carpet underpadding and crashpads, under the Uniroyal Company banner.
Inscriptions
On image, top right corner: Merchant's Rubber Company Buildings, Berlin, Provincial Construction Co. Limited, 23 Jordan Street, Toronto, Kohn System of Reinforcement.
Date of Original
1903
Dimensions
Width: 25.5 cm
Height: 20.6 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 24.3cm
Image Height: 15.4cm
Subject(s)
Corporate Name(s)
Merchants Rubber Company ; Merchants Rubber Company Limited
Local identifier
P000732
Collection
Waterloo Historical Society
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4501 Longitude: -80.48299
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original
PB3
Terms of Use
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Merchants Rubber Company factory building under construction


A black and white photograph of the construction of the Merchants Rubber Company factory in Berlin, Ontario. Several men can be seen standing in front of the building.