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Globe Furniture Company 1965 Letter to Employees
Description
Creators
R.M. Fry, Correspondent
Herz, Reinhold
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Correspondence
Description
This is a two-page letter from 1965 that informs workers about a catalog publication and encourages workers to come up with efficiency improvements in order to compete with other furniture makers.

At the end of the letter it reads:
"Copy to:- Local 2-490 International Woodworkers of America" which would have been the union that the Globe Furniture Company employees were part of.

The Globe Furniture Company was moved to Waterloo in 1910 after 21 years of successful business in Walkerville, Ontario. Edward F. Seagram, Aloyes Bauer and John Letter found a location on the west side of Shantz Street (later Canbar Avenue, no longer exists) suitable for the expanding business. The company manufactured church and school furniture, including school desks and complete science equipment. It was particularly famous for its artistic wood carvings which were exported all over the world. The company declared bankruptcy in 1968 and the buildings were eventually torn down in the 1990s.
Notes
There is a watermark on both pages that reads "Weldonmere Bond". The watermarks aren't visible on the scanned copies.
Publisher
Globe Furniture Company Limited
Place of Publication
Waterloo, Ontario
Date of Original
March 31, 1965
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Fry, R.M. ; Hubbs, Don
Corporate Name(s)
Globe Furniture Company Limited
Local identifier
GFC Box #1 Correspondence 109
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4668 Longitude: -80.51639
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
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Globe Furniture Company 1965 Letter to Employees


This is a two-page letter from 1965 that informs workers about a catalog publication and encourages workers to come up with efficiency improvements in order to compete with other furniture makers.

At the end of the letter it reads:
"Copy to:- Local 2-490 International Woodworkers of America" which would have been the union that the Globe Furniture Company employees were part of.

The Globe Furniture Company was moved to Waterloo in 1910 after 21 years of successful business in Walkerville, Ontario. Edward F. Seagram, Aloyes Bauer and John Letter found a location on the west side of Shantz Street (later Canbar Avenue, no longer exists) suitable for the expanding business. The company manufactured church and school furniture, including school desks and complete science equipment. It was particularly famous for its artistic wood carvings which were exported all over the world. The company declared bankruptcy in 1968 and the buildings were eventually torn down in the 1990s.