58 PHOTOGRAPHS IN COLLECTION (WITH UNALTERED, HISTORICAL NOTES)
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FIRES A series of fire balls roll into the sky as 45-gallon drums explode at the Canadian Pittsburgh Industries paint plant in Etobicoke yesterday.
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FIRES Club Top Hat (Toronto) large HELMETS AT TOP HAT --- Flames complete destruction of Club Top Hat in path of the Lakeshore Expressway at Sunnyside last night in fourth of big blazes in Toronto in past 48 hours. The firemen worked under 200,000-volt power cables. Picture was taken at height of blaze just before roof of dance hall collapsed.
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NATURAL GAS PIPELINE Pipe is coated in coal tar enamel against corrosion wrapped in glass fibre for strengthening, bound with felt and kraft paper for protection during trench filling.
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DECOMPRESSION CHAMBER Wesley Neihring, Royal Canadian Navy diver, demonstrates decompression chamber, 18 feet long, only one in Ontario. It was put into operation yesterday at Toronto General Hospital for divers or tunnel workers, for research. $50,000 chamber to treat bends.
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PULP & PAPER INDUSTRY Typical of gangs in all parts of the pulpwood country, these woodsmen start off the day with a smile. Working at top speed to prepare for log drives which will follow expected early spring break-up, they spend the day cutting pulp logs into four-foot lengths. Corps of foresters work on same sites, ensuring perpetual forest growth.
These photographs and captions are unaltered documents. In some cases, they contain outdated language that may be offensive. In order to preserve their historical authenticity, they have not been edited.
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