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Spring, Spiral


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Nom de l'objet : Spring, Spiral
Type de l'objet : Spring, Spiral
Catégorie de l'objet : Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : Mechanical T&E
Matériaux : Fibre, cotton
metal
Numéro de catalogue : GG.96.9.31
Numéro d'accession : GG.96.9.31
Date de début de production : c1911
Description : Spring padding; fibre, cotton, metal; cloth covered individual wire springs; spring covers stitched together
Commentaires : This spring were used to line the caskets manufactured by The Montague Furnishing Company. In 1880, Located on the south side of Montague Bridge, the Montague Furnishing Company began on a small scale. It was initially opened as, employed only 2 workers to build household furniture. The Montague Furnishing Company was founded in 1880 by Donald L MacKinnon and was one of the most successful businesses of its time on Prince Edward Island. The business started as an undertaking and house-furnishings business and later expanded to include the manufacturing of caskets and distribution of the award winning "Perfectum" cavity fluid used in embalming. By 1911 the Montague Furnishing Co. had grown, owning three warehouses- one in Ontario and two in Nova Scotia. That year also brought a change to the Montague location when a conflagration destroyed the Montague Furnishing Co. building and its contents. MacKinnon was forced to relocate to a large property that had enough room to accommodate the MacKinnon family, house Montague's first telephone switchboard and host special events at the auditorium. With room left, Mr. MacKinnon decided to set up a milling operation and began to manufacture something he saw a need for, caskets. The first caskets used a single design and were shipped mainly to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Montague proved to be a prime location for a mill shipping goods. It was near the railway station and a large, active shipping port. MacKinnon was able to manufacture a casket and have it shipped to New Brunswick within a day. In 1916, the Halifax explosion shook the Maritimes and proved to be the turning point for the business. "D.L" as he was called, rushed to Halifax Nova Scotia to help identify and prepare the bodies for internment. The company employees worked around the clock boosting production to approximately 100 caskets a day. It would supply over 1100 caskets to Halifax.
Hauteur : 13
Longueur : 36
Établissement : Garden of the Gulf Museum
Ville de l'établissement : Montague
Province de l'établissement : Prince Edward Island
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