Canada Barrels and Kegs, Waterloo, Ontario
Media Type
Item Type
White Oak oil barrel made from second grade whiskey stokes.
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.
Information written on reverse.
Date of Original
March 1920
Date Of Event
March 1920
Width: 20 cm
Height: 25 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 20cm
Image Height: 25cm
Local identifier
ELP 55 38
Ellis Little Collection
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.463915 Longitude: -80.529613
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Waterloo Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

35 Albert Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 5E2

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Canada Barrels and Kegs, Waterloo, Ontario

White Oak oil barrel made from second grade whiskey stokes.