Fonds RBSC-ARC-1328 - Letson and Burpee Limited fonds

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Letson and Burpee Limited fonds

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  • 1893, 1915-1921, 1955 (Creation)
    Letson and Burpee Ltd.

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13 cm of textual records;474 plans;5 photographs

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The firm of Letson & Burpee was established in New Westminster but moved to Vancouver in 1895. The company produced equipment for the Pacific Coast fish canning industry, but during World War II re-tooled for the manufacture of anchor windlasses and mine sweeping winches for Canada's marine services. G.M. Letson held various positions in the company including President and Chairman of the Board.

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The fonds consists of material relating to the business activities of Letson & Burpee, Ltd., machinery manufacturers and founders. It includes blueprint plans of machinery used in the cannery industry, ten printed catalogues, correspondence (1893), and photographs and clippings pertaining to the machinery industry including detailed descriptions of fish canning machinery.

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