Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | July 19, 2015

Artifact of the Week. Delivery Bike, Dalbec Cycle Sport Shop.


scan0001A delivery bike from Jock Dalbec Cycle and Sport Shop, Cornwall, Ontario.  These bicycles were familiar in Quebec, but not usually used in Ontario.  Donated to the Museum by the Dalbec Family.scan0002


Jock (Gerard) Dalbec opened his first sporting goods store in Cornwall at 7 Marlborough Street S., in 1937 with his brother-in-law.  He moved around Cornwall’s East End to numerous locations and ended at 305 McConnell Ave.  Conrad Poirier acquired the business in the mid ’80s.  It closed soon after.scan0003


The inside of Dalbec’s Sporting Goods Store.scan0004


Jock receiving his nomination into the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame.


Claude Fraser, Jean M. Fraser, Nicole Dalbec and Gerard Dion, December 1964, in the 315 Montreal Road store.scan0006


The interior of Dalbec’s September 1968.


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