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Name Taylor-Forbes Company Limited

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1978.165.990 - Invoice

Invoice from Taylor-Forbes Company to John McAteer of the American Hotel, August 31, 1915 (?) The last digit of the year is partially missing but based on the invoice .991, 1915 is estimated as the date.

Image of 2013.39.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

2013.39.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

Very poor condition and should only be handled when absolutely necessary City of Guelph fire insurance plan February 1897 revised to 1907 and then revised again in September 1916. The plan has a black hard cloth cover. The first page has a street index. In the upper right corner there is a blue label that describes the revisions "Surveyed Feb'y 1897 revised to Sept. 1916 new sheets 35 to 38 are added population 16,738 ..." Page 2 is the map of the city with colour coding showing which page each area is shown. There is also a legend showing what each abbreviation or symbol means. There are 38 pages and each page shows a particular area. Each page shows the buildings in that area and t

Image of 2012.43.14 - Booklet

2012.43.14 - Booklet

"The Torch: Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch Yearbook, Vol. XIV 1947" The booklet is beige with an illustration of a hand holding a red torch. The Legion crest is in red at the top of the cover. At the bottom of the cover is a quote "They Served Till Death - Why Not We?". On the page cover there is an ad for John Sutherland and Sons Insurance. The booklet is 64 pages and is filled with legion related articles and ads from local businesses. Page 1: Image of John McCrae and In Flanders Fields poem Page 3: "The Cross and the Sword" by D. Crawford Smith Page 5: Greetings from the President Page 7: List of Legion 234 Executive Page 9: "Edward Johnson" by J.E. Cart

Image of 2012.43.9 - Booklet

2012.43.9 - Booklet

"The Torch: Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch Yearbook, Vol. IX 1942" The booklet is beige with an illustration of a hand holding a red torch. The Legion crest is in red at the top of the cover. At the bottom of the cover is a quote "They Served Till Death - Why Not We?". The booklet is 40 pages and is filled with legion related articles and ads from local businesses. Page 1: Image of Winston Churchill Page 3: List of Legion Officers Page 5: Greetings From the President Page 7: "Auxiliary War Services" by Fred Baldwin Page 9: Continued from page 7 Page 11: "Our Glorious Dead, Our Valiant Living" Page 13: Wishes from the City of Guelph Page 15

Image of 1971.47.2.7 - Newspaper

1971.47.2.7 - Newspaper

Guelph Mercury 1954 Progress Edition, January 30, 1954. The paper is seven sections, the first two sections the regular news while the other sections are part of the Progress edition. The paper is incomplete with one section of the Progress Edition missing (Section D). .1 Section 1 of the paper with a blue cover with an image of Guelph with hands superimposed over the image. The title is "1954 Progress edition - The Future of Guelph is in Our Hands". This section covers the news of the day. Pages 1 - 12. .2 Section 2 is a continuation of the news of the day. Pages 13 - 28. .3 Section 3 - First section of the Progress edition with a collage of photos on the front cover. pages A1- A16

Image of 2012.43.1 - Booklet

2012.43.1 - Booklet

"Keeping the Faith: Colonel John McCrae Memorial branch Yearbook 1934" The booklet is blue with an illustration of crosses and poppies behind the title. The Legion crest is in red in the centre of the cover. at the bottom of the cover is a red quote "Never elated while one man oppressed - Never dejected while another blest". The booklet is 24 pages and is mostly filled with ads from local businesses. The booklet also has some pages related to the Legion: Page 1: Foreword Page 5: Memorial to the dead Page 7: Picture of John McCrae and poem In Flanders Fields Page 9: List of Officers and Members of Legion Page 11: "About Ourselves" Page about McCrae Branch of

1971.47.1 - Newspaper

Guelph Mercury Progress edition, January 27, 1951 - section 2 of paper only. This section contains pages 17-32. The title on the front of the section is "Progress with Guelph" and has a photo of Guelph and a photo of each of the councillors and the mayor.

Image of 1977.137.2 - Postcard

1977.137.2 - Postcard

Postcard Receipt; cream-coloured rectangular cardboard. On front is printed in black at top: "CANADA POST CARD / THE ADDRESS TO BE WRITTEN ON THIS SIDE." Address is typed in blue lettering: "Messrs. A & J Meicklejohn, Harriston, Ont." In upper right corner is a one cent blue stamp of Queen Victoria. Postmarked Guelph Aug. 11, 1900. On reverse, in handwritten black ink, card is dated "Guelph, Ont. 11 Aug, 1900" and addressed to Messrs. A & J. Meicklejohn, Harriston, Ont." In black printed text: Dear Sir: Your valued favour of yesterday duly to hand, containing books for $1.04 in settlement as stated, for which receive our thanks. It has been duly passed to your credit. Awaiting your f

Image of 1994.20.1 - Booklet, Advertisement

1994.20.1 - Booklet, Advertisement

Advertising Booklet for Taylor-Forbes Company Limited; Beige, glossy paper brochure, folded in accordion style. The front has printed black and red letters. The inside is a catalogue of the heating items they sell complete with black and white drawings, red print, and full descriptions of the displayed models. Illustrations: Drawings, Black and White Pages: 26 Cover: "TAYLOR FORBES SOVEREIGN BOILERS, RADIATOR, HEATING SPECIALTIES/ TAYLOR-FORBES COMPANY LIMITED/ Head Office & Works GUELPH / WINNIPEG, REGINA, CALGARY, TORONTO, MONTREAL, VANCOUVER, Hamilton, London, Windsor; Ottawa, Victoria / QUEBEC /ST. JOHN / HALIFAX".

Image of 1984.92.1 - Blotter, Ink

1984.92.1 - Blotter, Ink

Advertising Ink Blotter ( No paper face); white on one side; on reverse is advertisement printed in black on rectangular white paper card. Advertisement reads: " GUELPH PAPER BOX COMPANY, LIMITED / GUELPH CANADA/ MANUFACTURER OF PATENTED COLLAPSIBLE SUIT, MILLINERY AND SOLID BOXES AND FOLDING CARTONS." In the center of the advertisement is the company logo - a picture of the Guelph factory. In the foreground are various kinds of boxes that the company manufactures - "Partridge Auto Tube; 'Elite" Millinery Box, Lock Corner Suit Box, Peerless Striped Suit Box; Biltmore Hats; Colonial Waists; and Taylor and Forbes".

1986.14.10 - Book

"Guelph, Canada" book filled with printed images of Guelph. The front cover is brown with silver title. The book is bound with brown string. On the front cover is the Carnegie library. On the first page is a paragraph describing the City of Guelph. The images are: The H. Ellis Private Ambulance Service Panorama of Guelph St. George's Square and Lower Wyndham Street Collage of City Hall, Court House, Armoury, Post Office Collage of Speed River from Allan's bridge, Speed from Foot bridge, Guelph from Goldie's Mill, The Old dam at Riverside Park Woolwich and Cardigan Streets and Eramosa Hill Footbridge and St. George's Church Interior of Church of Our Lady Macdonald Hall and Macdonald I

Image of 2012.43.8 - Booklet

2012.43.8 - Booklet

"The Torch: Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch Yearbook, Vol. VIII 1941" The booklet is beige with an illustration of a hand holding a red torch. The Legion crest is in red at the top of the cover. At the bottom of the cover is a quote "They Served Till Death - Why Not We?". The booklet is 36 pages and is filled with legion related articles and ads from local businesses. Page 1: "Tribute to the Torch" Page 3: "The Price They Paid" Page 5: Continued from page 3 Page 7: Image "23 Canteens To Britain" Page 9: "The Little Boats of Britain" Page 11: The Last Parade: Writings from McCrae's Scrapbook" Page 13: Continued from page 11 and Greetings from the

Image of 2007.35.4 - Program

2007.35.4 - Program

Program, Kiwanis Guelph Club presents the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Sir Ernest MacMillan, conductor at the Collegiate Auditorium on Wednesday November 5th, 1947 at 8:30 PM. The proceeds in aid of Boys Camp. Zara Nelsova, Guest Artist. Grey coloured paper cover with printed black lettering and blue, cream and gold coloured Kiwanis crest on the front cover. The program has many advertisements from Guelph companies. The second page includes the programme for the evening, plus description of the music, the boys camp. It also includes b/w photograph of Sir Ernest MacMillan. Inside last page includes a list of officers, directors, honorary members and the roster for April 1947. Illustrations: B/W

Image of 1986.32.4 - Map

1986.32.4 - Map

City of Guelph Map, 1907. Paper mounted on cardboard, black printing. "Map of the City of Guelph Canada 1908. Drawn and published by Frank P. Lloyd 561 Euclid Ave. Toronto price 25 cents Entered according to Act of Parliament of Canada in the year 1907 by Frank P. Lloyd Toronto at the Department of Agriculture Ottawa". Map of city of Guelph showing street names, ward boundaries, city limits, steam railways, electric lines, 42 references of places of business and municipal buildings, rises in land, lot numbers, Ontario Agricultural College and Experimental Farm

Image of 2014.84.530 - Postcard

2014.84.530 - Postcard

Cardboard post card with a photo of Surrey Street E. glued on in the centre. The post card has a double line red border, and it shows Surrey St. from Grant St. looking east towards the Taylor Forbes Company. There is a row of houses on the left side, and a tower in the background. The tower and smoke stack is the cupola of the Taylor Forbes building. BACK: Top left corner reads "Private Post Card". There are three staggered dotted lined to write on. Guelph Historical Society stamp on back.

Image of 2002.3.1 - Postcard

2002.3.1 - Postcard

Advertising Postcard designed as a promotional device for Taylor Forbes Lawn Mower Co. The front of the postcard has an illustration of a woman pushing a lawnmower across a neatly kept lawn. The name of the lawnmower company (Taylor-Forbes) and a sales slogan are given on the front of the card. The back of the card gives a description of the illustration on the front and the importance of the postcard. There is also a lined area for addressing the card. The postcard has a one cent stamp on the right top corner and is stamped, top center with the date and the location, "GUELPH ONT. 0 AM MAR 8 1922" Illustrations: Illustrations, Colour front, "MADE IN CANADA", "Keep your Lawns Beautiful with

Image of 2004.69.3 - Certificate, Achievement

2004.69.3 - Certificate, Achievement

Certificate for Blood Donors from the Canadian Red Cross Society for Taylor Forbes Ltd. The top of the poster has blue lettering and gold ribbon below that says "Blood Donor Honour Roll". In the middle is a red cross. The background is a leaf pattern that is peach and blue. There are two gold lions at the top of the list and just above that is "Taylor Forbes Limited". There are 23 names listed on the honour roll. At the bottom, in red and white is written "They also serve". Beside each name are red stars to indicate the number of donations.

Image of 2004.69.1 - Certificate, Achievement

2004.69.1 - Certificate, Achievement

Certificate of staff members of Taylor Forbes Ltd. that volunteered for active service with Canada's Fighting Forces in World War II. The poster is on cream coloured card stock with a red and cream coloured border. At the top, in full colour, is the Canadian crest with the coats of arms representing the provinces at the time surrounding the crest. The crest has the lion on one side, the unicorn on the other, the Canadian coat of arms in the center, a lion with a crown on top and "A MARI USQUE AD MARE" Below the crest is "For King and Country members of Taylor-Forbes Limited who have volunteered for active service with Canada's Fighting Forces". Below that is a decorative design

Image of 1980.114.94 - Booklet

1980.114.94 - Booklet

Booklet, "Guelphscape 70"...The Field Trip." Don Coulman compiled this 50 page booklet is dated Friday October 24, 1970. This is a photocopy of the original typewritten booklet. The contents are divided into five sections: a map of the field trip route; the field trip programme itself; notes including references; "how it was done"; and "Field trip suggestions." The field trip begins at King George School and covers what was the more historic areas of Guelph and its downtown. Throughout are maps, photographs, illustrations, and questions for students to ponder when observing the present cityscape - its buildings and streets. Cover, paper, stapled in upper left corner. Cover is yellow sheet o

Image of 2007.35.2 - Program

2007.35.2 - Program

Kiwanis Guelph Club presents the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Sir Ernest MacMillan, conductor at the Collegiate Auditorium on Wednesday Oct 31at 8:30 PM. The proceeds in aid of Boys Camp. Green coloured paper cover with printed black lettering and gold coloured Kiwanis crests on front cover. The program has many advertisements from Guelph companies. The first page includes the progress for the evening, plus description of the music, the boys camp and a listing of the Kiwanis members, executive for 1945 and the committees, as well as those members in military service. It also includes photograph of Sir Ernest MacMillan, and mayor Gordon Rife. Illustrations: B/W Printed No. of pages: 44