Fonds 1342 - Chester Brown Hamilton fonds

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UTA 1342

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Chester Brown Hamilton fonds

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  • 1903-1938 (Creation)

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1.0 m of graphic records (1 box of drawings and diploma)
3 photographs

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Chester B. Hamilton Jr. graduated with Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1906; received BASc in 1908 and ME 1920 from U of T. In 1911 founded his own business "The Hamilton Gear and Machine Company".

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Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B2003-0010: Mechanical engineering student drawings by Chester B. Hamilton, student in the Ontario School of Practical Science. Produced as requirement for Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Also includes Practice Sheet dated April 1905, 3 lettering charts and "Bill of Materials for Marine Boiler, Jan. 1906. All drawings are pen and ink with some watercolour. Size: 56 cm X 38 cm. (1 box, 1903-1920)

B2003-0015: Three photographs originally belonging to engineering graduate Chester B. Hamilton Jr. documenting engineering students at the University of Toronto. Hamilton received a Diploma in 1906, a B.A.Sc in 1908 and an M.E. in 1920. Included are group portraits of students in the mechanical and drafting rooms (1906) as well as a composite portrait of the Mechanical Club 1937-38 of which Hamilton was Honorary Chairman.

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B2003-0010

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B2003-0015

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