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We have a fascinating and rare collection of media on the subject of
Canada's Industrial Heritage.
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Cockshutt Plant News Vol 2 -1943    

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Special Publication Just Released
The CIHC is pleased to announce the publication of an important industrial
heritage document.

The Cockshut Plant News, a series of monthly news publications issued by The Cockshutt Plow Company Limited, and its subsidiary the Cockshutt Moulded Aircraft Ltd, during the years of the Second World War. These newsletters are an extraordinary chronicle of the people that worked in the factories of Cockshutt, their dedication to the war effort, their correspondence with employees who left the company to join the armed forces, and many things in their daily lives that we have largely forgotten: Ration Books, Victory Bonds, the number of “girls” who moved from the East Coast to become wartime workers, and many more. We have completed our work on The Cockshutt Plant News – A Wartime Chronicle - Volume 2 – 1943, and are publishing the 12 issues in a single bound volume at the full size at which they were originally issued. We have added a comprehensive alphabetical index of 2,900 names mentioned in the 12 issues, - including 331 men and women identified as part of the Brantford Cockshutt “family” in the armed services; a special “Honour Roll” listing those men who died, were wounded, who went missing, or became a prisoner of war; and a “Topical Index” of interesting articles.

Canadian Residents
$100.00 CDN+S&H

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$80.00 USD + S&H

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From Wagon to Trailer


From Wagon to Trailer

A Book by Mike Hand
A History of Trailmobile Canada and its Forerunners

Read this fascinating account of how most of the major carriage and wagon manufacturers in Ontario merged and, with the help of Cockshutt Plow Company, evolved out of the pre-automobile era.

Canadian and US Residents
$15.00 +S&H


Iron Steam & Wood

A Book by Mike Hand
Iron, Steam and Wood

216 pages, with over 150 illustrations.
This corporate history tells how the Waterous Engine Works company supplied machinery to fuel the development and growth of the country.

Canadian and US Residents
$17.00 +S&H


A City's Industrial Heritage

A Book by Mike Hand
A City's Industrial HeritageThe growth and demise of fifteen major manufacturers
in Brantford, Ontario

As the twentieth century dawned, Brantford was the third largest industrial centre in Canada. It's industries employed thousands and shipped products to the far corners of the world, some of them becoming well known names - Cockshutt, Massey Harris, Waterous.

Canadian and US Residents
$15.00 +S&H




Another special project of the CIHC...archival film footage converted to DVD...!

First in the Field 130th Anniversary Edition, Collectors 5 Disc-DVD set of old industrial films made for the Cockshutt Plow Company, of Brantford, ON. This is the second set in our series, and we are very excited about our launch. There are 5 hours of viewing pleasure, see the introduction of the 'Tiller Combine" and plowing matches from the 1920's, take a tour of the Factory when it was in its hey day, 1947 and watch how the seed drills and boxes were manufactured from the foundry to the shipping train. Includes 3 full length feature films, The Long Furrow, That Man May Live, and Together We Serve. See how the women worked in the factory to build airplane parts for the Mosquito and Lancaster Bombers.


The Cockshutt Way Collector's 5 Disc-DVD set. If you haven't got one already, be sure to order yours soon. This was the first in our series of old Industrial Films made for Cockshutt, Oliver and White Farm Equipment in Brantford, ON. Included is the introduction of the 500 Series of tractors and the Big Red Line. See famous actors like Gordie Tapp, as Cousin Clem and watch how commercials were filmed. Over 9 hours of viewing pleasure. See first hand how Canadians laboured to build farm equipment for the rest of the world!


The Cockshutt Way

$125.00 CDN each  - Now only $75.00!

5 Discs - 9 hours

First in the Field Numbered 1 - 130

$108.00 CDN - Now only $75.00!

5-Discs - 6 hours

Now available, Let's Make a Date to Demonstrate, single disc DVD featuring Cockshutt footage from the 1950s and 1960s. $25.00 CDN each (PST & shipping included.


Now available single discs from First in the Field. $25.00 CDN each.

Book  - A City's Industrial Heritage, the growth and demise of fifteen major manufacturers in Brantford, Ontario by Mike Hand. Available through the CIHC for $14.95


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