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    Posted 7 years ago

    walksoftly
    (167 items)

    I purchased this a while ago, in an online auction.
    I knew it was old just wasn't sure how old.
    After getting it home, I found a name stamped in the upper left hand corner of the lid.
    The name WM Chambers, Hamiota, Man.
    I was born & took most of my schooling in Hamiota & live fifteen miles from there.
    William Chambers was one of the first business men in Hamiota.
    The first train rolled into the new town in January of 1892, it contained many loads of lumber for new buildings.
    Work began immediately on the new store, he finished it with the help of his clerk after the carpenters quit due to the cold weather.
    When completed he slept on a cot in the aisle & his clerk made a bed on the counter. This was preferable to the conditions in the only boarding house in town where as many slept as the floor would accommodate.
    On the inside lid it states "This Artistic Set In Rubber Type given absolutely free with an assortment of Gillet's Goods
    Gillett's Chemical Works, Chicago IL, Toronto, Ont. & London, England
    After speaking to our local archivist I found out that William Chambers's business partner traveled to the Chicago World Fair in 1893.
    He retired in 1932, but the business operated under different names & purposes over the years.
    The building is still being used selling household items & furniture, much as it did 122 years ago.

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      This is wonderful walksoftly!! love the fact you had done the collectorsweekly :)
    2. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Genial!
    3. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love & the comments Sean.
      I was surprised at how well they still work.
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome walksoftly!! im still surprised that they still work!!
    5. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      There are only a few pieces missing, capitol L & O, the Q is missing it's tail.
      I believe it's missing a few of of the design pieces, like the right hand.
      Plus a few are very worn, like the two critters, one looks like it may be a cricket "Jiminy" & the other a frog possibly.
    6. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves,
      geo26e
      Kerry
      Kevin
      Virginia.vintage...nice to see a new face on one of my posts
      ozmarty

    7. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Some of the items made by the E W Gillett Company included;
      Magic Baking Powder (now sold under the Kraft name)
      Gillett's Lye
      Royal Yeast Cakes
      Gillett's Cream of Tartar
    8. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      wow Bro you can do all our printing with that ! What a nice old piece of history and from so close to you :-) love it
    9. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love on this one Sis, I was so amazed when I got it to find it came from so close to home.
      It is fun too!
    10. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love & the compliments Phil, they are appreciated.
      The pointing finger is so iconic for that era.
    11. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves,
      Tom
      aghcollect
      AmberRose
      mikelv85

    12. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves,
      Lee
      trunkman
      officialfuel
      fortapache
      racer4four
      tom61375
      B'buss
      Hunter
      Lisa

    13. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 years ago
      David....when are you going to make placards for Me? lol....just joking...again neat memories :-)
    14. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      I'm waiting for the final design approval......thanks again Kerry! :-)
    15. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Thanks for giving this some love Brat.
    16. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves,
      gargoyle
      Ted
      Roycroft
      toolate
      Inky
      Petey
      PatSea
      Jewels
      Michael
      Ron
      &
      CindB

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