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Name Bell, William
Occupation Founder of the Bell Piano & Organ Co., Limited
1873 East Ward Councillor until his resignation in July
1908 President of the Guelph Junction Railway Board

Associated Records

Image of 2004.27.1 - Envelope

2004.27.1 - Envelope

Envelope; White paper envelope, rectangular shape with pale grey print and black ink. Orange 3 cent Canada Postage stamp in the upper right corner. Printed on the envelope is a picture of the "W.Bell & Company Cabinet Organ & Melodeon Manufactory in Guelph, Ont." Handwritten over the printed picture in black ink is Mr. John Bear, Armadale Ont." Stamped in lower left corner: " GUELPH/ PM / AUG 6 / 74."

Image of 2004.27.2 - Envelope

2004.27.2 - Envelope

Envelope; white rectangular paper envelope with blue print and black in. Orange 3 cent Canada postage stamp in the upper right corner. In the upper left corner is the return address in blue of W. Bell & Co". Hand written in black ink is "Mr. John Beat, Armadale, Ont. There is a post mark on the bottom left corner. Guelph, Ont. JA 29 77" "RETURN IN TEN DAYS TO W.BELL & CO. ORGAN MANUFACTURERS DEALERS IN PIANOS &C. GUELPH, ONT." "Mr. John Beat/ Armadale/ Ont." "GUELPH, ONT, JA 29 77"

Image of 2004.27.3 - Card, Trade

2004.27.3 - Card, Trade

Advertising Card; rectangular paper card with black printing and peach and blue colouring. There is a picture of the Bell manufacturing plant as well as a Bell exhibit of organs in London, England. Stamped lettering on the bottom in purple "Toronto Warerooms, 12 King St. West". Front: "W.BELL & CO./ OUR EXHIBIT AT THE COLONIAL & INDIAN EXHIBITION, LONDON, ENG/ MANUFACTURERS OF THE BELL ORGAN/ GUELPH, CAN./ ALSO SHOW ROOMS AT TORONTO, HAMILTON & ST.THOMAS, ONT." Stamped on front: "PRESENTED BY TORONTO WAREROOMS, 12 KING ST WEST" Written in pencil on the back: "Niagara Bottle Show, March 7, 1982. price $3.00". Printed in lower right corner: "Toronto Lithographing Co.

Image of 2004.66.15 - Map

2004.66.15 - Map

Historical Atlas of Wellington County, 1906. Black fabric cover with leather spine and corners. The cover has embossed gold lettering and gold detail along the corners. Inside are pages describing each of the areas in the county and photographs of many of the prominent men in each area. The book also has several colour maps of the area as well as maps of the world, Canada and each province. The book has 71 pages of text and 121 pages of maps.

Image of 2004.27.23 - Card, Trade

2004.27.23 - Card, Trade

Trade Card; square paper card with a coloured picture of a girl with a large hat and a fan on one side and black printing on the other. The picture of the girl is pink, blue, white and brown with four lines of black text written on a diagonal to the square card: "Compliments of W. Bell & Co./ Organ manuf'rs, Guelph, Ont.". The print on the back is also written on a diagonal to the square shape of the card. Front: " Compliments of W. Bell & Co. Organ Manuf'rs, Guelph, Ont./ J.H Bufford's Sons New York, Boston & Chicago." Back: "BUY ONLY THE BELL ORGAN/ THE LEADING INSTRUMENT FOR TONE, DESIGN, AND DURABILITY./ BUY NO OTHER./ Send for Our Catalogue./ W. BELL & CO., GUELPH, CANADA."

Image of 2003.48.1 - Advertisement

2003.48.1 - Advertisement

Advertising card; black print on rectangular white paper card. On front is image of flowers and green leaves on background of white stone wall. Flowers are pale blue with red features and take up top and left edge of card. On the lower right corner is written "Bell Organs & Pianos are the Best" in blue. On reverse side of card is advertisement; "Bell/ Upright Pianos/ Cabinet Organs/Established 25 Years./ The leading Canadian instruments unequaled in tone design and durability/ Recommended by leading musicians./ Catalogues free./ W. Bell & Co./ Factories and office/ Guelph, Canada./ Branch Warerooms/ 12 King Street West, Toronto,/ 44 James Street North, Hamilton/ 321 Talbot Street, St. Thomas

Image of 2000X.11.4 - Card, Advertising

2000X.11.4 - Card, Advertising

Advertising Card; Rectangular paper card with pink border. Inside the border is a woman in a pink Chinese dress, standing on a branch with green and red leaves and a large pink flower. There is an orange butterfly on the flower and a yellow butterfly in the background. The woman is holding a yellow fan, has a checkered belt around her waist. There are 4 little fans in her hair-two white, one yellow and one red. "BELL ORGANS. ARE THE BEST" is in block letters at the bottom. "BUFFORD" is in small print on the bottom right, "686" on the bottom left. On the back: "BELL ORGANS HAVE REACHED A STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE NOT APPROACHED By any Other Maker. BUY NO OTHER. W. BELL & CO., Guelph, Ont. BRAN

Image of 1986.18.209 - Postcard

1986.18.209 - Postcard

Divided back, sepia toned, unused postcard. It is a view of Bell Piano & Organ Co., Carden Street and of Jubilee Park, Guelph. front "THE BELL FACTORY AND JUBILEE PARK, GUELPH, CANADA" back "RUMSEY & CO. 1528 QUEEN ST. WEST TORONTO, CANADA"

Image of 2000X.11.5 - Card, Advertising

2000X.11.5 - Card, Advertising

Advertising Card; Rectangular paper card with triple lined, white and blue border. Inside the border is a circle, with a white border, at the top. Inside the circle is a rural scene: a tree with brown leaves in the left foreground, grass behind; on the right is a house and some trees and grass. Outside the circle, on the left, is a bunch of flowers, white with pink centres, circular shaped, with green leaves. On the right is "BELL ORGANS ARE THE BEST." Printed in gold, slanted diagonally upward. "A signature, possibly "GB" is in the bottom right corner. On the reverse, printed in black in various styles of type: "FRESH DESIGNS AND EXCELLENT WORKMANSHIP HAS PLACED THE BELL ORGAN Ahead of all

Image of 2001.24.1 - Newspaper

2001.24.1 - Newspaper

Cream coloured newspaper with black print. The Guelph Herald, May 22, 1878 Industrial supplement. This supplement highlights many of Guelph and Wellington County's prosperous industries of the time including Raymond Sewing Machine, Bell Organ, and Crowe Iron Works. The supplement is four pages in length (two back and front). No of Pages: 4

Image of 2000X.11.9 - Card, Advertising

2000X.11.9 - Card, Advertising

Advertising card for Bell Organs. Square paper card with three borders (white, green, white). Inside the second white border, at the top, is "Compliments of W. BELL & CO. ORGAN Manufacturers GUELPH, ONT." At the bottom of this border is a green stem, with white on it, extending up the right side, and a piece appears on the left, centre. Inside this border is a green square, with a picture of a little girl. The girl has blonde hair, a white bonnet with a pink puff on top, a white dress with pink bows at the shoulders. The portrait is of her upper half. Her arms are bare. "264" is on the bottom right, "BUFFORD" in the bottom left. On the reverse of card, printed in black type of various styles

Image of 2000X.11.2 - Card, Advertising

2000X.11.2 - Card, Advertising

Advertising card. Rectangular paper card with white border. Inside the border is a sailboat, with its sails down, with a red flag at the top of the main mast. "THE BELL ORGAN" is printed diagonally at the top, slanting up from the left side. THere is a leaf design on either side of "THE" The boat's reflection is visible in at the bottom. In the bottom left corner is a bit of beach, in the bottom right is a signature, possibly "GB". On the back of the card, brown paper is glued, hiding much of the printing on the top. "Than any Other Make" "Years of Experience" "W. BELL & CO., Guelph Ontario." is printed in the centre and at the bottom.

Image of 2000X.11.8 - Card, Advertising

2000X.11.8 - Card, Advertising

Advertising Card; square paper card with three borders (white, green, white). Inside the second white border, at the top,printed in brown, is "Compliments of W. BELL & CO. ORGAN Manufacturers GUELPH, ONT." At the bottom of this border is a green stem, with little blue flowers on it, extending up the left side, and a piece appears on the right, centre. Inside this border is a green square, with a picture of a little girl. The girl has brown hair, a white bonnet, a white dress with blue vertical lines on it. The bonnet is tied with a pink ribbon at her chin, and there is a pink ribbon at her back. The portrait is of her upper half. Her arms are bare. "264" is on the bottom right, "BUFFORD" in t

Image of 1986.18.210 - Postcard

1986.18.210 - Postcard

Divided back, black and white unused postcard of Bell Organ Factory, Carden Street Guelph. back "PUBLISHED BY A.B.PETRIE, GUELPH, ONT. PRINTED IN GERMANY" front "BELL ORGAN FACTORY AND OFFICE, GUELPH,ONT."

Image of 2000X.11.7 - Card, Advertising

2000X.11.7 - Card, Advertising

Advertising Card. White rectangular paper card, with colored illustration on front, and printed advertisement in black print on white background. On the front is a square in the centre, with a thin red line border, inside which is a picture of a sailboat, on the water (which is green tinge). There is a hill in the background which appears to have a lighthouse on it. "THE BELL ORGAN HAS NO EQUAL." in black print is printed in the box, above the sailboat. Below and above the box is a set of two pink flowers, with red/yellow centres, on branches and leaves. On the bottom set, on a leaf, is a red ladybug. On the back of the card, printed in black and in various styles of type: "The Bell Organ IS

Image of 2000X.11.3 - Card, Advertising

2000X.11.3 - Card, Advertising

Advertising Card for Bell Organs. Rectangular paper card with white border. Inside the border is a sailboat, with its sails down, with a red flag at the top of the main mast and back mast. There is an American flag at the back of the ship. The ship is sailing, there is a steam tube in the centre (black with a thick red stripe.) "THE BELL ORGAN" is printed diagonally at the top, slanting up from the left side. There is a leaf design on either side of "THE" The boat's reflection is visible in the water. In the In the bottom right is a signature, possibly "GB". On the back of the card, brown paper is glued, hiding much of the printing on the top. "Than a" "21 Years of Experience" "W. BELL & CO.

1999.14.1.3 - Newspaper

Black and white illustrated newspaper. Includes photographs and stories about various companies in Guelph. Includes Pages 5-12. Pages 9-12 are ripped in half.

Image of 1974.15.7 - Booklet

1974.15.7 - Booklet

Booklet , entitled "The Royal City of Canada, Guelph and Her Industries" - Special Industrial Souvenir Number of the Guelph Daily Mercury, Guelph, Canada" published by Authority of the City Council and Guelph's Old Home Week Committee. Printed in 1908 for Guelph Home Week and booklet has a programme for the festivities occurring from Sunday to Thursday on pages 6 to 8. On page 54 is an index of the contents of the booklet. Paperback cover, white with organ pillar design with b/w photograph of Guelph in the center. Black printed lettering. No. of pages; 54 glossy paper typeset in black printed 1908 "Containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of Guelph, togeth

Image of 1976.40.27 - Program

1976.40.27 - Program

Program, "Guelph Old Home Week, August 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - 1908." Paper Cover - front cover is blue and white with blue and white printed lettering, with photo of the "Priory" with "For auld Lang Syne" printed at top of photographs. 44 pages, white paper with black print and b/w photograph. Advertisements, articles and pictures promote Guelph as a City. Has a schedule of events for Old Home Week. No. of pages:44 NB. To view the entire program and its pages, please see 1979X.00.632 which is a duplicate of this program. Inside front cover - ad for Dominion Garment Co. Page 1 - Old Home Week Executive Page 2 - Silvercreek Brewery ad and George Sleeman Light and Power Commissioner Page 3 - Imag

1994.52.1 - Newspaper

Guelph Herald Newspaper supplement. The paper is laid out in 8 columns wide in black print. This supplement describes many of the businesses in Guelph and Wellington County.