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Canada Barrels and Kegs, Waterloo, Ontario

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Employees repairing barrels, man on right flagging between the stave joints.
Company founded in 1872 by Karl Mueller called Mueller Cooperage and operated out of a frame building at Regina and Erb streets. A brick plant was built in 1906 on Shantz Avenue (later Canbar Avenue, no longer exists) with Karl's son, John Charles taking over. In 1914 the company was incorporated as Charles Mueller Cooperage.

Business was sold to the Seagram family in 1920 and name changed to Canada Barrels and Kegs.In 1960 a division was created to produce Crestliner fibreglass boats under licence to the US owners of Crestliner. Boat production ceased in 1975. Company was registered as Canbar in 1973, and eventually moved to Breslau, Ontario. Factory was demolished in the 1990s.

Photograph published in "Roll Out the Barrels 70 Years" a promotional publication from 1942.

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Width: 25 cm
Height: 20 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 25cm
Image Height: 20cm
Local identifier:
ELP 55 49 11
Ellis Little Collection
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.463915 Longitude: -80.529613
Copyright Statement:
Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Canada Barrels and Kegs, Waterloo, Ontario

Employees repairing barrels, man on right flagging between the stave joints.