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Dec 07, 06:06 AM

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Title: Canadian forest industries 1907

Identifier: canadianforest1907donm (find matches)

Year: 1907 (1900s)

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Subjects: Lumbering; Forests and forestry; Forest products; Wood-pulp industry; Wood-using industries

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Southam Business Publications

Contributing Library: Fisher - University of Toronto

Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto

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CANADA LUMBERMAN and WOOD-WORKER Volume XXVIII. Number 6. TORONTO. MONTREAL - JUNE. 1907 - WINNIPEG. VANCOUVER j Terms, $1.00 Per \ Single Copies, 10 Year Cents History of trie B. C. Cedar Sliingle An interesting history has attached to the British Columbia red cedar shingle since its introduction into Ontario in 1891. In the summer of that year there were but two mills making shingles in Vancouver. These were the Royal City Mills and G. T. Sclater & Company. In that year David MacLaren and H. Depencier. of Ontario, arrived at the coast and contracted for what was at that time con- sidered a very large order at $2.72% deliver- On his way back Mr. Spicer called again on Mr. Tennant, and this time sold the latter a carload of shingles and left him some adver- tising matter, which was sent to various points in Ontario, accompanied by samples of the shingle. The success of this method was pro- nounced, and orders came in apace. Soon Mr. Tennant had built up a considerable business in British Columbia shingles. Mr. Robert Laidlaw and Mr. John Waldie also joined in a meeting of the numerous manufacturers was called and the whole question thoroughly dis- cussed. The upshot of the gathering was that all agreed that unless slashing of prices ceased all would be buried under their own over- production. A means of curtailing produc- tion was arranged, and a minimum price agreed upon, which would admit of a bare margin of profit. More competition subse- quently entering the field disarranged this

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The First Solid Train Load of Shingles Shipped East from British Columbia. H. H. Spicer & Company, Vancouver Shippers ; F. N. Tennant, Toronto, Consignee. ed. The following year Mr. H. H. Spicer, who had been previously representing Sclater & Company, added to his own plant the first hot blast dry kiln used in the province. Mr. Spicer then conceived the idea of introducing the British Columbia shingle into Ontario, and came down to Toronto and interviewed Mr. F. N. Tennant, who still is in business in Toronto. Mr. Tennant at first demurred about handling such an unknown article as the British Columbia shingle then was, and Mr. Spicer proceeded to Boston, where he sold to Shepard, Morse & Company the first British Columbia shingles ever shipped into New England. the movement, and from that time to this the demand for British Columbia shingles has increased by leaps and bounds. The price of British Columbia shingles was originally $2.75 per thousand, f .o.b., any point in Ontario, 12i/2 cents per thousand being the Ontario agent's commission. The market once created, mills for manufacturing shingles com- menced to pop up in every direction on the coast, but for a time the demand was so great that it was equal to the expansion of the busi- ness. Presently, however, keen competition ruined the trade temporarily, shingles being sold as low as $1 f.o.b. This condition of affairs could not last long, however, and, accordingly, understanding, and shingles once more fell to ruinous prices. The scheme was thereupon evolved of having all mills dispose of their product through two sering agencies. In the fall of .1904 and spring of 1905 shingles sold at $2.25 f .o.b. With the increase in the cost of raw material, this price has since advanced periodically, until, on ...