Fonds 1790 - William Snaith fonds

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UTA 1790

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William Snaith fonds

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  • 1915-1923 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.5 m of textual and architectural records (1 box and 74 architectural drawings)

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Name of creator

(1882-)

Biographical history

William Snaith was born in Montreal in 1882. He graduated from the University of Toronto's School of Practice Science in 1907. His professional career was divided between Canada and the US. He wrote articles and book-length reports on industrial engineering, some with particular reference to woodworking plants.

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Text and drawings related to Snaith's undergraduate thesis in Civil Engineering entitled "The Construction Plant, Equipment and Structures of the Niagara Power Development Scheme of the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario", 1920, as well as a copy of his graduate thesis in Mechanical Engineering, "The Productive Capacity of Woodworking Machines", 1923. Additional records from Snaith are held by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Department.

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See also the William Snaith papers at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

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B1966-0017

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