Series 2016-055 - Negatives and photographs from Northern Electric plant in Belleville

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CA ON00156 2016-055

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Negatives and photographs from Northern Electric plant in Belleville

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  • 1951-1956 (Creation)

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c.300 black and white negatives
143 black and white prints

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(1895-2013)

Administrative history

Northern Electric built a plant on Sidney Street in Belleville, Ontario, in 1947.

Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nortel

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Donated by Robert House in July 2019.

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Negatives and photographs of activities and buildings at the Northern Electric plant on Sidney Street in Belleville, Ontario. These items were contained in a metal Kardex filing drawer. Headings on the file sleeves include:

  • Erecting Gov. Towers [Negative 2019-055-001]
  • Dismantling & Erecting N.E. Wooden Tower [Negatives 2019-055-002 to 2019-055-019 and print of negative 2019-055-017]
  • Wave Guide Flexing Machine Built 1956 by N.E. Co Belleville [Negatives 2019-055-020 to 2019-055-078 and prints of negatives 2019-055-022, 2019-055-023, 2019-055-024, 2019-055-027, 2019-055-028, 2019-055-029, 2019-055-030 and 2019-055-047]
  • City Fire Dept Demonstration 1955 [4 negatives including 2019-055-084 and 2019-055-085]
  • Fire in Shopmen's Wash Rm. Partition. 1955 [5 negatives, 5 prints]
  • Painting Chain Link Fences 1955 Contractor Carter & Son [2 negatives]
  • Parking Lots 1951 [Includes negative 2019-055-089]
  • Employee Infraction on City Parking Regulations 1955
  • Car Parks 1955 [Negatives 2019-055-091 to 2019-055-093]
  • Power House 1954 [11 negatives including 2019-055-094 and 2019-095]
  • Deterioration of 1947 Plant Roof Due to Negelcted Leak in Roof Membrane, 1955 [2 prints, 3 negatives]
  • Deterioration in West Wall & South & North Corners of 1947 BLDG. Repointed Brickwork 1955 [30 prints, 32 negatives]
  • Leaking Flashings [1 print]
  • Slippage of Roof Material on 1951 Extension Saw Tooths Corrected 1955 By Application of S.I.S. Roofing. [3 prints, 3 negatives]
  • 1951 Extension to Plant [44 prints, 106 negatives]
  • Paint Shop Construction 1955 [13 prints, 20 negatives]
  • Shop Partitions Designed & Built in Belleville Plant 1953 [4 prints, 7 negatives]
  • Standard Benches Designed & Produced in Belleville Plant 1952 [1 print (labelled 'Sound Proof Booth'), 3 negatives]
  • Moving Pacific Brake from CN Tracks to Belleville Plant [1 print, 4 negatives]
  • 44 K.V. Substation Installation, 1954 [6 negatives]
  • 1953 Fordson Tractor & Attachments [4 prints, negatives 2019-055-096 to 2019-055-103]
  • Taken to Demonstrate Inefficient Material Handling [6 prints, 4 negatives]
  • Warehouse 1954 [4 prints, 14 negatives including 2019-055-104 to 2019-055-106]
  • Excavating for the 1951 Extension [16 prints, 3 negatives]

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Selected negatives were digitized in the order in which they were found in the file drawers, but they appear to have been mixed up over time and the negatives are not necessarily related to the labels on the file sleeves.

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