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Hespeler Furniture Co. fonds

Hespeler Furniture Co.
Hespeler Furniture Co. fonds. - 1901-1964.

75 cm of textual records.


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The Hespeler Furniture Company was started in 1901 in Hespeler, Ontario (now a part of Cambridge) by Mr. George A. Gruetzner, who was originally from Buffalo, N.Y. He worked for The Simpson Co. of Berlin (now Kitchener), Ont., first as a salesman and then as the manager of its factory in Berlin. When this company merged with the Canada Furniture Syndicate, Gruetzner established his own factory in Hespeler in 1901. George Greutzner was active in the community, serving on the Parks Board, and then on Town Council. He was elected mayor of Hespeler in 1925 and served for five years. He died in 1949. (Source: Waterloo Historical Society 37 (1949): 45).

Contents: Hespeler Furniture Co. day book and journal, 1901-1904; cash book 1903-1906; 5 ledgers from 1907 to 1943, accounts payable 1936 to 1964, and eight financial statements between 1916-1940.

Title from content of the fonds.

Purchased in 1987.

This fonds does not contain any records relating to products.  Other records relating to the Hespeler Furniture Company can be found at the City of Cambridge Archives.

Finding aid available: file level.

Call number: GA130

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