Oshawa Public Libraries' Historical Images
LH1042 Malleable Iron Factory

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Item Type:
Black and white photo from an aerial view of Malleable Iron Factory, Oshawa.
In 1871, Oshawa gave the Ontario Malleable Iron Co. Ltd. an incentive to open a factory in the area. This decision proved to be a valuable one, as the establishment of the iron works assisted in the industrial growth of the town. Jas. and W.F. Cowan opened the works in 1873. After a large fire in 1894 the plant was almost completely rebuilt (1898) and the company changed hands. The Ontario Malleable Iron Co. operated at least until the 1970s.
"Malleable Iron Factory"
Date of Original:
early 1900s
Width: 6.5 cm
Height: 8 cm
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8864494883097 Longitude: -78.8534152507782
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Oshawa, ON L1H 1N2

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LH1042 Malleable Iron Factory

Black and white photo from an aerial view of Malleable Iron Factory, Oshawa.