Fonds MS-4-9 - Starr Manufacturing Co. Ltd. fonds

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Starr Manufacturing Co. Ltd. fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1896-1897 (Creation)
    Starr Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

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5 cm of textual records

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Administrative history

Starr Manufacturing Co. Ltd. was an ice skate company based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The company founded by John Starr in 1861 as a manufacturer of nails, nuts, and bolts. In 1866, employees John Forbes and Thomas Bateman patented the Acme Spring Skate, which clamped onto the bottom of boots. Starr Manufacturing became one of the most popular manufacturers of ice skates, although other companies copied the design of the Acme Spring Skate. In the 1920s, Starr Manufacturing began making skates that came attached to boots, but lapsed patents and the depression of the 1930s impacted the company. The company stopped making ice skates in 1939 but continued manufacturing steel and polyethylene products before closing its doors in 1996.

Custodial history

Accession 1971-033 was donated by Gordon D. Stanfield of Starr Manufacturing Ltd. in March 1971. Accession 1975-037 was donated by Gordon D. Stanfield of Starr Manufacturing Ltd. in August 1975.

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Fonds contains a short history of Starr Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and a letter book from the company.

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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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