Fonds 2001-014 - Brinton-Peterborough Carpet Company fonds

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Brinton-Peterborough Carpet Company fonds

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ON00226 2001-014

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  • 1910-1973 (Creation)

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14 cm of textual records
2 panoramic photographs : b&w

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Custodial history

This material was in the custody of the donor (Mr Sidney W. Townsend, the former Treasurer and Board Secretary of Brinton Carpets, Peterborough) prior to acquisition by the City Archives in July 2001. Mr Townsend began working at Brinton Carpets in 1933 as a office mail boy. He retired in 1980.

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The fonds consists of surviving business records of the Brinton Carpet Company, Peterborough. Included are: early business records (1910-1911); Bylaws and Letters Patent (1927-1973); General Managers Reports (1962-1963); Minutes of the Board of Directors and Annual Shareholder Meetings (1952, June to 1973, April); promotional material including a colour catalogue and poster featuring Brinton Oriental Carpets made in Peterborough (ca. 1950); photograph on board, of Brinton Carpet office staff (ca. 1930), two panoramic group photograph of Brinton employees ca. 1930 and August 1936), mounted photograph showing the interior of the factory and a Jacquard Axminster Loom in operation (ca. 1920) and other photographs.

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Sidney W. Townsend, former Secretary/Treasurer at Brinton Carpets.


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See also a wooden shuttle and spool from Brinton Carpets and a Sar-U-Kan Persion style carpet donated to the PCMA in 1996.

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Photographs require conservation treatments since water damaged - warping of mounted photographs, loss to one panoramic photograph, other panoramic photograph requires un-rolling.

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