Posted by: Media Manager | October 23, 2016

Artifact of the Week – Ben Stidwill custom slide rule

Long time engineer and later assistant to the paper mill manager, Ben Stidwill was an innovator. Nick Cox donated this custom-designed Paper Production Slide Rule that Ben created. It’s now on display at the Museum as part of the historic Toronto Paper / Howard Smith / Domtar paper mill exhibit.

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G. Benson Stidwill is also the fellow for whom the Big Ben Ski Hill is named. The Landfill and Recreation site opened in 1975. Stidwill had also served as a trustee with the S.D.&. G. Public School Board. Mr. Stidwill died in 2003 at the age of 92 years.

 

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