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Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds
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Manager's Progress Photographs

This file contains photograph from early construction of Cassiar Mine and townsite. Photographs were stapled to inter-office correspondence paper and sent with pages of photo descriptions. Photographs have been removed and rehoused, maintaining original order.

Asbestos Milling in Welshpool, Australia

Photographs of asbestos milling in Welshpool, Australia. Collection depicts the mazza machine, mixing plant, beam rollers, paper machine, asbestos feeder, asbestos store house, asbestos transport, bower separator, laboratory equipment, curling box rollers, pipe turning lathe, pipe flexural tester and pipe coupling multi parter.

Official Handshake at Formal Event

Photograph depicts group of 15 men posed in formal room. George Washington Smith (President of Bell Mines) sits in centre on left, shaking hands with Alfred Penhale. Bottom, left to right: Mr. Janitsch, Andrew Johnson, G.W. Smith, Alfred Penhale, unknown, Bill Johnson. Top, left to right: unknown, unknown, C.B. Brown, Pierre Marcotte, F.P. Smith, unknown, unknown, Bill Oughtred, Jack Christian.

Documented Exploration

A collection of 10 photographs of documented exploration in the early 1950s in and around the Cassiar area. Noted locations are Quartz Creek, Mocassin Mines, Blue River Bridge and the Alaska Highway.

Christian, Elliot, & the Connell Brothers at Formal Affair

Photograph depicts close view of four men in formal attire holding beverages while having a discussion. Left to right: Jack Christian (President Cassiar), Fred Martin Connell (Chairman and Chairman of Conwest Exploration Company Limited), W. Harold Connell (older brother of FM and Director of Conwest), and Charles Rainforth Elliot (Director and President of Conwest Exploration). Framed painting visible on wall in background.

Christian, Elliot, & the Connell Brothers at Formal Affair

Photograph depicts close view of four men in formal attire holding beverages while having a discussion. Left to right: Jack Christian (President Cassiar), Fred Martin Connell (Chairman and Chairman of Conwest Exploration Company Limited), W. Harold Connell (older brother of FM and Director of Conwest), and Charles Rainforth Elliot (Director and President of Conwest Exploration). Framed painting visible on wall in background.

Early Cassiar Site

A collection of photographs from the site that Cassiar was being built in the early 50s. Photos depict lumber piles, early camp area, the first buildings, mountains, and the creek.
Along with this collection there are a set of images also from the early Cassiar site mainly depicting a dirt road and various individuals and machinery along it.

Dump Truck at Tailings Pile

Photograph depicts red truck dumping waste at what is believed to be the tailings pile at the Cassiar plant. Small building and unidentified individual in bottom left foreground, valley and mountains in background. Photo caption next to printed copy of image in 1953 Annual Report: "Stockpile of 80,000 tons of Ore at Mill."

Dry Rock Storage, Dryer, and Mill Buildings - 1955

Photograph depicts large dry rock storage building in foreground on right, mill on left behind tailings pile, and dryer building in centre behind conveyor belt connecting mill to dry rock storage. A cloud can be seen rising from plantsite. Trees and Troutline Creek cross foreground, mine valley and mountains visible in background. Stamped annotation on recto of photograph: "ANSCO PRINTON Munshaw Colour Service Ltd. MAR 10 1955".

Dry Rock Storage, Dryer, and Mill Buildings - 1954

Photograph depicts large dry rock storage building in foreground on left, mill in background, dryer building in right midground. Miscellaneous supplies in far right foreground, mountains visible in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Sept 1954". This photograph was originally stored inside duotang labeled "CASSIAR ASBESTOS CORPORATION LIMITED PHOTOGRAPHS 1954"; photo caption beneath this image: "40,000 Ton Dry Storage Building / Mill / Dryer Building".

East View of Cassiar Townsite

Photograph depicts unidentified individual and cars on street in foreground, snow banks, trees, and power poles on either side. Buildings can be seen on far right, mountains visible in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "townsite Looking East".

Office Staff at Main Office, 1958

Photograph depicts group of 12 men standing on steps at back of main office. Front row: Jack Berry, Mickey Dopson, Andre Beguin, Fred Murray. 2nd row: Dick Stevens, Rene Pasiaud. Third row: Craigie Hood, Alex Powell. Back row: Dr. Charles Cobb MD, Peter Davies, Chuck Caron (holding paper), Bill Johnston. Berry and Dopson are wearing hard hats. Windows and doors of office building in background. Stamped annotation on recto of photograph: "Munshaw Colour Service Ltd. OCT 24 1958".

Report on Visit to Eureka Asbestos Cement Plant in Mexico

This is a collection of photographs from a Trip Report to Eureka Asbestos Cement Plant in Mexico by A.C. Beguin, General Superintendent, in 1958. It was primarily a "contact" visit by Cassiar Co. to the Mexican plant as they were new customers.

The photographs depict various in and around the plant, including: suburbs around plant, entrance to plant, Mexican people making "tortilla," discussions with General Manager Sr. Batis and plant engineer Sr. Gomez, Cassiar fibre reading for blending, weighing and batching area, sludge tank, pipe machine , pipe storage, hammer mill, dust tube filter, sheets going through sizing, shipments, construction of a water storage tank, workmen at work, tank area, loading trucks, testing machine, and final percentages of fibre in products.

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