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Burrell-Johnson Iron Company

The Burrell-Johnson Iron Company specialized in marine work and building standard marine engines and boilers. They also manufactured iron and brass casting winches, tanks and stoves. 


This archival package includes: 

1- Timeline of the Burrell-Johnson Iron Company, starting in 1867 until 1887. Source: Yarmouth Herald, 1867.


2- Specifications for the hull of a tug boat. Dated 1908.


3- Agreement for the Burrell-Johnson Iron Company to furnish the S.S. Bear River (boat). Dated 1905.


4- Certificate. A copy of a certificate for Ernest Wyman who was a Machinist at Burrell-Johnson Iron Company. Dated 1891.


5- Advertisements for the Burrell-Johnson Iron Company. Sources: Yarmouth Herald and Marine Engineering and Canadian Merchant Service Guild Review


6- Photograph of a cast-iron fireplace produced by the Burrell-Johnson Iron Company. Dated 1969. Source: The Light-Herald newspaper, September 4, 1969.


7- Photograph of a ferry built by Burrell-Johnson Iron Company. Dated 1956. Source: Yarmouth Light newspaper, August 30, 1956.


8- Article with historical details of the Burrell-Johnson Iron Company. Dated 1969. Source: Yarmouth Herald newspaper, from “The Moving Finger” by R.B. Blauveldt.


9- Article titled, “The Burrell-Johnson Iron Foundry”. Article with historical details. Source: The Runic Stone newsletter, article written by Debbie Fougere.


10- Letter to the Editor. Letter from Robert Caie describing the Burrell-Johnson Iron Company and some of its employees. Dated 1903. Source: Yarmouth Telegram newspaper.


11- Article titled, “The Burrell-Johnson Iron Company Limited”, regarding the history of the company. Dated 1995. Source: The Yarmouth Vanguard newspaper, article written by Paul Thibault, February 7, 1995.


12- Steamer Enterprise. Description of the steamer Enterprise built by the Burrell-Johnson Iron Company. Dated 1907. Source: Yarmouth Herald newspaper, April 30, 1907.


13- Steamer Harland. Description of the steamer Harland built by the Burrell-Johnson Iron Company. Dated 1907. Source: The Morning Chronicle newspaper, May 6, 1908.


14- Tag used by the Burrell-Johnson Iron Company (actual size of the tags). Dated 1880.


15- Invoice. Example of an invoice used by Burrell-Johnson Iron Company. Dated 1924.

16- Photograph. Shown in the photograph; the factory, railway tracks, Boiler Shop and timbers. (PH-10-Burrell-11)


17- Photograph. Shown in the photograph; interior of the building with employees. (PH-10-Burrell-11)


18- Photograph. Advertisement. Dated 1890. Source: Yarmouth Directory.


19- Photograph. Shown in the photograph; machine shop with employees. (PH-10-Burrell-31)


20- Photograph. Interior view. (PH-10-Burrell-43)


21- Catalogue. Pages from the New Burrell-Johnson Iron Company Catalogue.


*Note: If the source is not indicated it comes directly from the new Burrell-Johnson Iron Company.

Burrell-Johnson Iron Company

  • All material found in these packages is owned by the Yarmouth County Historical Society and is housed at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives (22 Collins Street, Yarmouth, NS). Credit must be given to, Yarmouth County Archives. 

  • Once ordered, you'll receive a message to download and open the zip file with all the material of this archival package. 

    All material in this archival package are in PDF and JPEG formats. 

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