Fonds F 0178 - Walkerville Match Company collection

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Walkerville Match Company collection

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F 0178

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(ca. 1899-1905)

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The Walkerville Match Company was an early-20th century manufacturer of a variety of parlour and sulphur matches, located in Walkerville, Ontario. The company employed about 225 men, women, and girls at the time of a 1901 fire in its factory, described as an “extensive plant.” A number of the machines used in the factory were invented and patented by president Charles J. Anderson. The company appears to have folded in 1905.

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This fonds consists of a single research file containing information about the Walkerville Match Company, ca. 1899-1905, collected by history enthusiast Edward S. Wright. The document draws together facts about the company from a variety of contemporary sources and includes images of a number of documents and artifacts relevant to the company’s history.

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