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Catalog Number 1980.1.7.2
Object Name Booklet
Title 50th Anniversary Booklet & Envelope, Gilson Manufacturing Co. Limited
Date 1957
Year Range from 1957.0
Year Range to 1957.0
Description .1 - 50th Anniversary Booklet - "The Gilson Story 1907 - 1957 50 Years".
.2 - Envelope for mailing booklet., with Canada Post Stamp dated March 18, 1957
.1 -Cover of book is royal blue with gold print lettering and pages in book are stapled and have black & blue print on rectangular white paper. Book contains 20 pages which detail the all Canadian history, present and future of Gilson Manufacturing Limited. It also includes photographs of past and present executive of the company, as well as of its employees. Title of book on cover - "The Gilson Story 50 Years 1907 - 1957". Page 1 - "The Gilson Story"; Page 2 "In The Heart of Industrial Canada" includes a map of the area and its railroads in 1907. Page 3 "Bridging the Years" speaks to the first 40 years of Gilson's development.; Page 4 - "Early Gilson Products" includes sketches of these products; Page 5 "Our Early Days" includes a black and white photograph of the Original Factory with its employees - taken in April 1911. Pages 6 and 7 - "Days of Expansion" and "Through Two Wars and Beyond". Photos of Main Plant Employees and Cabinet Division Employees from April 1955. Pages 8 and 9 - "Gilson Today - Heating" Pages 10 and 11 include sketches of the Head Office and Factories at Guelph as well as photos of the interiors.
Pages 12 & 13 - "Gilson Today - Refrigeration"; Pages 14 & 15 - "Gilson Today - Washers, Dryers, Ranges"; Pages 16 & 17 - Addresses new trends in Built-in appliances and office furniture;
Pages 18 & 19 - "Looking Forward" and photographs of the current company executive and management. Page 20 is a list of the various products manufactured by Gilson Manufacturing.
.2 - Envelope for mailing booklet; rectangular white paper with black print letterhead in upper left corner and printed address label with addressed in typed black lettering. In upper right corner is a 3 cent Canada Post label, white with red print lettering.
Letterhead in upper left corner: "IF UNDELIVERABLE PLEASE RETURN TO: GILSON MANUFACTURING CO. LIMITED GUELPH ONTARIO."
Address label: "From GILSON MANUFACTURING CO., LIMITED GUELPH - CANADA / To: Mr. John Land, Rockwood, Ontario"
Canada Post Label in upper right corner: "GUELPH 18 III '57 ONTARIO".
Printed along bottom of envelope: "PLEASE DO NOT BEND". Handwritten in blue ink under return address "Guelph Civic Museum."
People Mack, H. G.
Dawson, R.K.
Wyllie, W. G.
Cooper, H.
Barelman, Edward
Elder, Robert
Phillips, H. R.
Flanigan, R.F.
Kendrick, A. James
Dobney, R.W.
Ditchfield, George
Philips, G.
Search Terms Gilson Manufacturing Company Limited
Subjects AGRICULTURE - EQUIPMENT/IMPLEMENTS
COMMERCIAL - MANUFACTURING
ADVERTISEMENT
HISTORY - LOCAL
ARCHITECTURE - INDUSTRIES
PHOTOGRAPHS - BLACK & WHITE
EMPLOYMENT
HISTORY - CANADIAN
RAILWAY
MAPS
Dimensions .1 Booklet - 27.5 x 21.5 cm. - L x W
.2 Envelope - 31 x 23.5 cm. - L x W