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Business Type: Foundry

Cameron Lake Foundry

Thomas and William Robson were grocers and entered into a partnership in 1877. Thereafter the firm was known as Robson & Robson, but the grocery store was burned (again) in March 1877 [CP 16 March 1877; 3]. After two fires within the year, a decision was made in June to abandon groceries and purchase the […]

William Hamilton

William Hamilton is listed as a 48 year-old, Scottish-born machinist and “founder” in the 1871 Peterborough Census. He first appears in the directories of the Village in September 18711, but he is not listed regularly until July 1873. By 1874 his foundry was noted in the railway survey “located near Cameron Lake, north of the […]

Thomas Robson

Thomas Robson was born in Middlesboro, Yorkshire on July 2nd, 1839, where he was admitted as a member of the “Middlebro’ Branch of the Friendly Society of Iron Founders of England, Ireland and Wales” on the 11th of January 18591. He arrived in Fenelon Falls sometime before 1877 and joined his brother William L., who […]

W.L. (William Lithgow) Robson

William Robson, according to the 1904 Souvenir arrived in Fenelon Falls “40 years ago”, i.e. 18641. He set up shop selling groceries around 1873. William L.’s shop was among nine others that were destroyed by fire in March 1876 [CP 31 March 1876; 2], but he was back up in business the following month [CP […]

Robson & Robson

Robson & Robson was made up of a partnership between Thomas and William L. Robson. William L. started in business in 1873, and around 1877 Thomas joined him in partnership. As Thomas was an Iron founder, he probably began to do foundry work in addition to running the store. William L.’s shop was among nine […]

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