Each year from the late 1890s to the late 1920s George Campbell, and thereafter one of his sons, kept a tally of vehicles from the factory. One list was of all new vehicles on wheels, another page listed new pungs (including anything on runners) -- the pages shown, here -- and they also recorded how many had been repaired and painted. In 1911 that latter list ran to 78. The number repaired, in other words, was roughly equal to the total of new vehicles (with wheels + with runners) and that proportion remained fairly constant for decades.

Tantramar Interactive Inc.
Leslie Van Patter, Paul Bogaard
19-20th Century
© 2007, Tantramar Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved.


Transcript

An animation based on the Notebooks kept by the Campbells from the late 1890s to the 1920s. Pages from 1911 are presented with two highlighted. When the first is chosen, one zooms in on the page and this explanation is provided:
“New vehicles for 1911 totaled 48, including different sizes of "truck" (a farm wagon) and carriages with three types of body on three different choices of undercarriage.”
When the second is chosen, the zoom in provides this explanation:
“New pungs totaled 25, some with "Piano" bodies, some with "Corning," and at least one with double seats.”


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