Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | May 30, 2017

Cornwall Radio Taxi – Cocktail Wheel

Cornwall Radio Taxi operated from a small dispatch stand on Water Street, just west of the Cornwall Community Arena ca. 1950.

Perhaps this local promotional item was in part meant as a way to say: “Don’t drink and drive”? The spinner can be rotated to provide the ingredient list for 50 different cocktails and promotes taking a taxi for weddings, funerals and trips. The two-digit telephone # gives a hint as to its age.

This is but one of many local artifacts donated by a member of the community. What’s in your basement or closet awaiting an opportunity to be shared? Please let us know.


Responses

  1. Cornwall Radio Taxi’s -cocktail wheel-what a great find!! Yes, the Radio Taxi began in operation in 1947 (I believe) and they were one of the first taxi to have radio service. I think they had approx 5-6 cars at the time which the dispatch office was on Montreal Road next to the arena. Would love to see more pictures!

    • Perhaps you mean Water Street. Within the Mile Square town (Marlborough to Cumberland) the street is Water. Montreal Road is the connecting road in the former Township.

      • Yes, it was on Water Street.


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