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Artifact of the Week: Safety goggles used at INCO

Artifact of the Week: Safety goggles used at INCO

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is a set of safety goggles used at INCO in Port Colborne. INCO During the First World War there was an increasing demand for nickel and as a result, in 1916, the International Nickel Company of Canada, […]

Artifact of the Week: Bicycle Nameplate from Neff Foundry

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Artifact of the Week: Bicycle Nameplate from Neff Foundry

Welcome to Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is a bicycle nameplate from Neff Foundry and Machine Shop donated by Donald Tait. Neff Brothers Machinists and Foundrymen Norman and Benton Neff produced several hundred Neff safety bicycles at the Neff Foundry and Machine Shop for Local […]

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Artifact of the Week: Buffet from the S.S. Canadiana

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Artifact of the Week: Buffet from the S.S. Canadiana

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is the Buffet from the S.S. Canadiana. The S.S. Canadiana The S.S. Canadiana, a passenger steam boat built in Buffalo in 1910, regularly carried up to 3,000 passengers per trip from Buffalo to Crystal Beach and the […]

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Artifact of the Week: Balance Scale from Robin Hood Flour Mills

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Artifact of the Week: Balance Scale from Robin Hood Flour Mills

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s featured artifact is a balance scale from Robin Hood Flour Mills. Robin Hood Flour Mills In order to meet the increasing demand for flour during the Second World War, Robin Hood Flour Mills built a state-of-the-art grain elevator and […]

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Artifact of the Week: Milk bottle from Port Colborne Dairy

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Artifact of the Week: Milk bottle from Port Colborne Dairy

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is a milk bottle from Port Colborne Dairy donated by Verna Walker to the museum. Port Colborne Dairy The Port Colborne Dairy on Killaly Street was one of the several delivering milk and cream to the local […]

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Artifact of the Week: Shoe last from Humberstone Shoe Company

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Artifact of the Week: Shoe last from Humberstone Shoe Company

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact features a show last from the Humberstone Shoe Company donated by Audrey Kerr. Humberstone Shoe Factory The Humberstone Shoe Factory had its beginning in a small shop owned by C.C. Knoll on Main Street about 1900 where […]

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