Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | July 6, 2016

Artifact of the Week. oil painting for TENASCO cord, a product of Courtaulds, 1955.

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The original oil painting by Montreal artist F. Arbuckle for a Courtaulds print ad promoting TENACSO tire CORD, in 1955.

Courtaulds advertised that Smith Transport’s trucks travelled 25,000,000 a miles a year with TENASCO cord.  They estimated that in 1955 that “…90% of all passenger and heavy dry truck tires is made with Courtaulds’ TENASCO tire yarn.

Donated to the museum in 2008 by Ransom Ledoux.

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An early 1950s photograph showing a shift change at Courtaulds (Canada) Ltd., Cornwall.

The archives at the Cornwall Community Museum has 100s of photographs of Courtaulds.

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  1. My father worked at Courtauld’s from the mid 50’s until he was laid off from there in the late 60’s.


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