INDUSTRY & MINING - NEW GLASGOW
BAILEY UNDERWOOD CO. (HARROW WORKS), NEW GLASGOW, NS CANADA TOOL & SPECIALTY CO., LTD., NEW GLASGOW, NS
Collection ID#: PC 00581
Photographer: Probably James McLean, Pictou, NS
Printer: Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd., Montreal and Toronto, Printed in Great Britain
Image #110919 & #110920 with JV in circle on front of card with each image
Publisher: James McLean and Sons, Pictou and New Glasgow, NS
Postmark: Card used but not dated
RUINS OF THE POTTERY, NEW GLASGOW
Collection ID#: PC 00676
Photographer: Unknown - Real Photo postcard
Postmark: Sept 16, 1907 New Glasgow & Sept 18, 1907 Upper Stewiacke, NS
I believe this is a photo of the Standard Clay Products site that was completely destroyed by fire in 1907. Photos of the rebuilt facilities are shown in the book, Nova Scotia's Industrial Centre, New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville, Trenton, published in 1916, on pages 52-57, along with the following text:
"The Standard Clay Products Limited, the largest manufacturing industry of clay products in Canada, with a factory and head offices in St.Johns, Que., has had a factory near New Glasgow since 1902. The industry owns at this point some 63 acres of land, on which are located the factories kilns and office buildings and which also supplies the clay form which their products are produced. The industry comprises two plants, one with 9 and the other with 10 kilns. The former plant has an output of thirty carloads, and the second thirty-five carloads per week, or a total output of about 3300 carloads per year for 300 working days, when running to full capacity; and if measured in tons the output runs to 52,000 tons yearly.
The product consists of salt glazed vitrified sewer pipes, ranging in size from 4 to 24 inches, and connections, culvert pipes, inverts flue linings, stove linings, fire bricks range bricks, locomotive blocks, gully traps, hollow vitrified building blocks, cupola linings, and all kinds of fire clay goods in the manufacture of which some 150 people are employed. The goods produced are all made from clay found on the premises. In fact it was the high character of the raw material, which prompted the company to locate a factory here. The raw material in sight on the sixty-three acres owned by the company was recently estimated by the Canadian Appraisal Company to be over 2,000,000 tons, all located above drainage, and easily and cheaply obtainable. "
I remember my Aunt Mary B Mackay and my Aunt Gerry Mackay going off to dig up some local clay for the pottery that they used to make. Wonder if it was from that site?