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Doon Twines Limited employees


Description
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Creator:
Card-Gillespie Photo, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black and white outdoor group photograph of the staff and management of Doon Twines Limited. The photograph is taken in front of the Doon Twines building; the sign indicating the office is clearly visible. Fifty employees, men and women, are arranged in three rows.

Charles (Chuck) Myers has been identified as being the fourth person from the left in the back row.
Notes:
The Doon Twine mill was established in 1853 by brothers, Joseph, William and Moses Perine, along with a flax mill in the community known as Upper Doon, Ontario. The community was also known as Tow Town. The twine mill produced twine, rope, and picture and curtain cordage.

The company was bought in 1906 by Berlin industrialist, Hartman Krug. He moved the operations of Doon Twine to Kitchener in 1916, locating it in the former Canadian Regal Motors Limited car plant, at the corner of Ottawa and Charles Streets in Kitchener.

In 1979, Doon Twines and Canada Cordage were amalgamated and continued operations under the name Canada Cordage Inc.

This photograph is in good condition; some minor streaking, spotting, and creasing, as well as small tears along the border.
Inscriptions:
[bottom, right]: Photo Card-Gillespie
[bottom, middle]: Kitchener, Ont. June-1934
Date of Original:
June 1934
Date Of Event:
June 1934
Dimensions:
Width: 50.6 cm
Height: 2.1 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 48.1cm
Image Height: 18.2cm
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Myers, Charles (Chuck)
Corporate Name(s):
Doon Twines Limited
Local identifier:
P010431
Collection:
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4501 Longitude: -80.48299
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Location of Original:
PB12
Terms of Use:
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
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Doon Twines Limited employees


Black and white outdoor group photograph of the staff and management of Doon Twines Limited. The photograph is taken in front of the Doon Twines building; the sign indicating the office is clearly visible. Fifty employees, men and women, are arranged in three rows.

Charles (Chuck) Myers has been identified as being the fourth person from the left in the back row.