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Catalog Number 2008.59.16
Object Name List, Price
Title Matthew Wells Price List, 1953
Date 1953
Year Range from 1953
Year Range to 1953
Description Matthew Wells price list from 1953. The front cover is light green with the Rose Brand logo in the center and black text at the top and bottom of the page. The slogan at the top reads: "As good as a Rose is Beautiful." The logo reads: "Rose Brand, Quality Food Products, Jams Pickles, Marmalade" with the illustration of a rose above the text. The bottom of the page reads: 'Matthew-Wells Company Limited Guelph Ontario Canada. Toronto Office: Room 103, 36 Toronto St., Toronto, Ont."

The inside cover describes the Guelph Ontario manufacturing plant and depicts a drawing of factory workers and an aerial view photograph of the plant. Pages 1 through 8 show the prices of all the products. The inside back cover gives a brief history of the Matthew Wells Company and the quality of their foods. It also depicts an aerial photograph of the P.E.I. factory.

The back cover has an illustration in the center of the page that reads: "Zest Registered, Jams, Pickles, Marmalade." The bottom of the page reads: "Matthew-Wells Company Limited, Toronto Tel. Wa. 1332. Guelph Tel. 1350." There are four hole punches on the back cover and a crease running vertically.
People Matthews, James
Wells, Arthur
Dunlop, Jim
Wells, Howard
Search Terms Matthews-Wells Company Ltd.
Subjects COMMERCIAL - FOOD
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
HISTORY - LOCAL
Dimensions 17.7 x 12.5 cm. - L x W