Fonds MS-4-14 - Robb Engineering fonds

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Robb Engineering fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1851-1956 (Creation)
    Robb Engineering Works Ltd.

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ca. 45 cm of textual records and technical drawings

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Administrative history

Robb Engineering was a manufacturer of engines, boilers, and other metal goods in Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Custodial history

Accession 1971-048 was donated by Norman Ritchie in March 1971. Accession 1975-039 was donated by Robb Engineering Co. In August 1975. Accession 1976-045 was donated by Robb Engineering Co. In June 1976. Accession 1976-058 was donated by Jack McGee in September 1976. Accession 1982-016 was donated by Len Perry in April 1982. Accession 1985-025 was donated by Brian MacDonald in April 1985. Accession 1985-042 was acquired in 1985. Accession 1986-058 was acquired in 1986.

Scope and content

Fonds contains the business records of Robb Engineering Co. Ltd., including an engine record book (1893-1902); deeds, indentures, and agreements (1879-1905); plans, catalogues, and photographs (1890-1950); plans of engines and boilers (1898-1956); specifications of engines and boilers; patent records (1886-1923); registers of engines and boilers; patent records (1886-1923); indexes of engines (1893-1930); correspondence; and other records.

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  • English

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.  Materials may be under copyright.  Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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