This cast iron toolbox came off a Frost and Wood (previous Frost and Wood post here) farm implement of some sort, I will find out what 941 signifies. Seen at the antique store, the latch mechanism was seized up, painted in place so the lid wouldn't open. I have to admit part of the reason I bought it was the challenge of getting it open!
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Oil refining was an industry in Port Credit starting in 1932, when The Port Credit Brick Works sold a portion of their land to Lloyd's Tankers to build a refinery. The site had several owners over the years till an arsonist set fire to the works in 1978, closing the facility. The site operated as Regent Refining from 1946 till 1955. History here.
Monday, August 29, 2022
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Friday, August 26, 2022
Mixed feelings on this one, I owned a blue 1980 GS750 back in the day and thought it was very elegantly styled, the tailend is one of the nicest ever, though the square headlight in its body-coloured bezel jarred a bit.
This one fixes the headlight issue but I'm not a fan of either the brown seat or the little cafe bump. Oh well, good to see these bikes still out there!
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Cast aluminum wheels for motorcycles became available in the aftermarket in the mid-seventies, these ones were a different approach, chromed all steel mag wheels, probably intended for the chopper market, the company was a division of Hurst who made the Hurst Airheart hydraulic brake systems. A quick google shows Hallcraft also did spoked wheels and spool hubs, apparently going out of business in the early eighties.
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Here's a beautiful set of clippers made by a German company, H. Dorwall. Found at an antique market, complete with original box and instructions, The company seems to have had a line of knives and other cutting tools. This site says that H. Dorwall was a brand name that Boker used for Canadian sales, yet another part of the complex Boker history.
Friday, August 19, 2022
This Ball Debarker, built by Kockums Industrier of Sweden, is the centerpiece of the town square and park at Matagami Que. Translation of the plaque is roughly: Aware that the forestry industry is an important economic sector for the region, Domtar wants to pay tribute to forestry workers.
Matagami has two industries, forestry and the Matagami zinc mine- which closes this year.