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Historic Bertram's 1904 Punching & Shearing Machine at the Museum!
On Monday, June 26th, a historic punching & shearing machine was installed at the corner of Park St. W & Albert St., in front of the Dundas Museum & Archives. It was made in Dundas by John Bertram & Sons Co. in 1904.
The machine was sold to Goldie McCulloch Co., now Babcocks & Wilcox Canada in Cambridge. It was used until the 1980’s, when it was relocated to Southworks Mall. The owner of the property donated the machine to the Museum.
Goldie McCulloch Co. originally made water wheels, flax mills, tannery machines, and boilers. The punching & shearing machine was used in their factory to cut metal pieces in order to build these products.