Dunbar Engine and Foundry Company
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- Dunbar Engine and Foundry Company
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Alexander Dunbar was born in 1839 in Aberdeen, Scotland, to James and Helen Dunbar. He and his wife, Matilda, had eleven children: Alexander Jr., Andrew, Matilda, William, Agnes, Henry, John, George, Kathleen, and Robert. Alexander Dunbar (Sr.) was a machinist by trade. In 1872 he moved to Woodstock, New Brunswick, where he worked for H.A. Connell and for the town of Woodstock as a superintendent for the water works and superintendent of the electric light plant. In 1891, Dunbar joined James Hayden to open a foundry and machine shop. In 1894 Alexander and sons Alexander Jr., Andrew, and William bought out Hayden's shares. The business was incorporated as Alexander Dunbar & Sons in 1905. By 1917 it was known as the Dunbar Engine and Foundry Company. The foundry and machine shop manufactured items such as steam engines, rotary saws, single machines, and brass and iron casting.
Sources: Biographical Review: Province of New Brunswick. ed. I. Allen Jack, 1900
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This fonds consists of a 1917-1942 Dunbar Engine and Foundry Company business ledger containing names of Carleton County businesses, the type of service and goods provided to these businesses, date, amount charged, and note of payment received.
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