1900-20 Wooden Storage Crates/bin- Harris Mill RockWood

1900-20 Wooden Storage Crates/bin- Harris Mill RockWood

275.00

Set of 5 wooden bins in solid wood salvaged from a building in Rockwood, Ontario.  SIZE- 12x 12x 30

The bins have a beautiful soft worn look , cutout handle grips, and some retention of labels.

The Rockwood Woolen Mills were established in 1867 by brothers John Richard, Thomas and Joseph Harris. Their business thrived and provided many artisan goods, with advertisements reaching nearby cities such as Guelph, Milton and Georgetown. The hydro, steam and the water of the Eramosa River powered the mill.[3]

In the 1880s, a fire harshly damaged the mill and was replaced by a stone structure in 1884. One of the founding brothers, John Richard Harris died in 1899 and as a result, his sons took over the business. During the First World War, the mill would frequently operate 24 hours a day, securing vast orders for Canadian army blankets. However, due to competition from other mills in Ontario, the Rockwood Woolen Mills closed its doors in 1925.[4]

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