46ONTARIO'S GLASS COMPANY

The Sydenham Glass Company is only remembered by those who collect glass, but it was once a thriving industry in Wallaceburg. At the height of its production, the Sydenham Glass Company employed 1000 men and women.

This glass pitcher is what’s known as a whimsy. Glass blowers made items like these in their spare time.Courtesy of Wallaceburg and District Museum
This glass pitcher is what's known as a whimsy. Glass blowers made items like these in their spare time. Courtesy of Wallaceburg and District Museum
In 1891, a Captain Taylor, a steamship captain on Lake St. Clair, took note of the sandy banks he saw near Wallaceburg and decided to open a glass company. He put out an open invitation to investors, and was joined by at least 9 other investors, all interested in turning Wallaceburg into Canada’s Glass Town.

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