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Fonds C 190

Canadian Car and Foundry fonds

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Canadian Car and Foundry fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

224 photographs : black and white prints

1 centimetre of textual material

1 technical drawing : blueprint

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of photographs of Canadian Car and Foundry facilities in Fort William, Brantford, and Welland, Ontario. These records were created at the direction of the company's head office in Montreal, Ontario. The images document the fabrication of cast metal work, railway rolling stock, and World War II aircraft. Images also show the construction and finished interiors and exteriors of many foundry buildings, as well as close-ups and overviews of male and female staff operating machinery and welding. Included is a small amount of textual material and a technical drawing.

This fonds has been arranged into six series.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

The Canadian Car and Foundry Company Limited of Montreal, Quebec, manufactured railway and urban transportation rolling stock, ships, and aeroplanes.

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Canadian Car and Foundry

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Terms For Use and Reproduction
See series descriptions for information about terms governing use. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Custodial History

The Archives of Ontario acquired the material in 1983 from a private donor.

Associated Material

Additional photographs of the Canadian Car and Foundry operations can be found at the Thunder Bay Historical Museum and Archives, Thunder Bay, and at Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.


No further accruals are expected.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
C 190-1 Brantford Foundry Works photographs
C 190-2 Fort William Works photographs
C 190-3 Fort William Works wartime production photographs
C 190-4 Canadian Steel Foundries photographs
C 190-5 Canadian Car and Foundry aircraft photographs
C 190-6 Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway parlour-cafe car photographs