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(01-12-2017, 08:44 PM)CrowneAndCrane Wrote: Here's an unusual scuttle.  This one was apparently produced as an advertising product.  Based upon the origin being Quelph, C. W. (Canada West) it is likely that this scuttle was produced in the 1870's or 1880's.  A fact that I found interesting is that the city of the Quelph was designed by a man named John Galt.  So now we know the answer to "Who is John Galt?"

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Interesting, though I believe it says Guelph, not Quelph, which is a city in Ontario about 40-45 miles from Toronto.  

I do love that scuttle with the advertising on the side. Happy2
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(This post was last modified: 01-12-2017, 10:15 PM by Marko.)
(01-12-2017, 10:01 PM)Freddy Wrote:
(01-12-2017, 08:44 PM)CrowneAndCrane Wrote: Here's an unusual scuttle.  This one was apparently produced as an advertising product.  Based upon the origin being Quelph, C. W. (Canada West) it is likely that this scuttle was produced in the 1870's or 1880's.  A fact that I found interesting is that the city of the Quelph was designed by a man named John Galt.  So now we know the answer to "Who is John Galt?"

[Image: RKcwqkS.jpg]

Interesting, though I believe it says Guelph, not Quelph, which is a city in Ontario about 40-45 miles from Toronto.  

I do love that scuttle with the advertising on the side. Happy2

Good eye Freddy , sometimes that olde tyme script can be hard to read - I was just looking at Karl's post and thinking Quelph? Where the heck is that?? Upon closer inspection of the script its apparent that its likely Guelph. My son is currently at school studying engineering in Ontario and also playing CIS basketball in the OUA - that would be Canadian Inter-University Sports, Ontario University Athletics (div. of CIS) Its the Canadian equivalent of NCAA sports. He's played against the University of Guelph Gryphons a few times. Big Grin

I'm not sure that the "C.W." stands for Canada West either as Guelph and Ontario is not considered Western Canada although its certainly located west of Quebec and the Maritime provinces and at the time there wasn't all that much further west so who knows? Maybe that is what it means.
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The CW likely means County of Wellington. Just doing some Wiki research.
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(This post was last modified: 01-12-2017, 10:51 PM by CrowneAndCrane.)
Sorry, the Q was just a brain issue. I knew it was a G, but apparently my fingers did not.. The issue of the C. W. is more interesting. That's one of the reasons that I like these antique shaving artifacts. It's fun trying to figure out their history.

I was basing the Canada West on this Wikipedia "fact." However, my knowledge of Canadian history is definitely lacking.

"Canada West was what became of the former colony of Upper Canada after being united into the Province of Canada. It became the province of Ontario after confederation."
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I really enjoy looking at this slice of history. Smile
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(This post was last modified: 06-23-2017, 01:30 AM by Mickey Oberman.)
(01-12-2017, 10:46 PM)CrowneAndCrane Wrote: Sorry, the Q was just a brain issue. I knew it was a G, but apparently my fingers did not.. The issue of the C. W. is more interesting.  That's one of the reasons that I like these antique shaving artifacts.  It's fun trying to figure out their history.

I was basing the Canada West on this  Wikipedia "fact."  However, my knowledge of Canadian history is definitely lacking.

"Canada West was what became of the former colony of Upper Canada after being united into the Province of Canada. It became the province of Ontario after confederation."


CAC is correct.

Canada West referred to it being west of Quebec. It later became Upper Canada and then Province of Ontario.
Quebec became Lower Canada and then Province of Quebec.
Upper and Lower refer to their positions on the Saint Lawrence River. Upstream and Downstream.

Both provinces' present names arrived when Canada was born 1 July 1867.
Next Saturday, 1 July 2017, will be Canada's 150th birthday.

John Galt > http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en...john-galt/


Shaving Bowls:
These are Japanese Miso Soup bowls. They are the perfect size and shape and the base is perfectly located for hand holding. But they are laquer so I do not know if they would hold up when heated. They were my second and third bowls after my chicken soup disaster. They cost $4.95 each. They are now nut bowls.
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Mickey
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(This post was last modified: 07-18-2017, 01:08 AM by Mickey Oberman.)
Pete 123

This seems to be a perfect example of the makers of the brush and the bowl working in complete harmony with each other.

Beautiful.

Mickey


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