Eisenhaur’s Carriage Factory fonds

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Eisenhaur’s Carriage Factory fonds

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  • [1909-12], [1940] (Creation)
    Eisenhaur’s Carriage Factory

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3 photographs
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Eisenhaur’s Carriage Factory was founded at Mahone Bay in 1909 by Ambrose Eisenhaur (c. 1851-1923), who operated the business with his sons, Guy (1878-1936) and Harry (1880-1935). In the 1920s the carriage works was converted into an automotive garage and service station. Following Ambrose’s death, the garage was operated by Guy, who later sold the operation to his brother, Harry, in 1927. Harry, who operated a car dealership, died in 1935. By then, the Crossland family owned the service-station business; however, the car dealership continued under the management of Harry’s son, Phillip (1914-1987), who retired in 1952. Later, the original factory building was demolished.

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The photograph of the Eisenhaur’s Carriage Factory was found in the Mahone Bay Museum photographic backlog. The remaining photographs and documents were donated to the Museum in 2005 by Harry M. Eisenhauer.

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Fonds consists of an early image of the Eisenhaur’s Carriage Factory building and examples of the firm’s carriages. There is also a c. 1940 photograph of Philip Eisenhauer standing in front of the former factory building.

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