Archief 01104 - Mercury Mills Limited fonds

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Mercury Mills Limited fonds

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CA ON00131 01104



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  • 1941 - 1945 (Vervaardig)

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5 cm of textual material.

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Institutionele geschiedenis

Mercury Mills was established in 1912 by John Penman who was an innovative knitting industry leader who moved to Hamilton from Paris, Ontario. Mercury Mills first had a plant on Park Street North. At its peak, it employed over 1,100 people at three sites in the province with the main plant built in 1916 on Cumberland Avenue between Gage and Prospect avenues.

During wartime, Mercury Mills produced materials used in military uniforms and parachutes. In later years, it faced increasing competition and eventually closed down in 1955. The building was demolished in 1983.

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The custodial history is unknown. Hamilton Public Library has no record of how these records were acquired.

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The donation consists of one scrapbook of letters of thanks received by the employees of Mercury Mills Limited for the company's donation of items during the Second War World.


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Many of the file tabs are bent. Letters have been glued onto to paper.

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HPL has no record of how these records were acquired.


The letters are organized alphabetically by city names throughout Great Britain.

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The collection is open to researchers. There are no restrictions on access.

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Records are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study.
Preferred citation: Mercury Mills Limited fonds, 01104, Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, Ontario.


File list available.

Associated materials

The following related material can be found in the Local History and Archives department at Hamilton Public Library pertaining to Mercury Mills Limited.
Mercury Mills, Limited annual report of the Board of Directors, 1912-1956, call number (338.47677 MER)
Mercury Mills, Limited, Refunding, 1948, call number (338.47677 MER)

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Title is based on the contents of the Mercury Mills Limited fonds.

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