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Industries

Chemical industries and scientific innovations (significantly synthetic rubber manufacture, asbestos mining, sulphuric acid production and penicillin production)


Workmen drill holes with compressed-air drill for blasting asbestos ore in the Bell Company's open-pit mine at Thetford-Mines, Quebec

Workmen drill holes with compressed-air drill for blasting asbestos ore in the Bell Company's open-pit mine at Thetford-Mines, Quebec
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Female operator Clemance Gagnon watches a machine carding asbestos fibre for spinning and processing at the Johns-Manville factory

Female operator Clemance Gagnon watches a machine carding asbestos fibre for spinning and processing at the Johns-Manville factory
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Hon. C.D. Howe watches a male scientist test the curve of a lens by interference fringes at the Instruments Division at the Canadian Arsenals Ltd. optical plant

Hon. C.D. Howe watches a male scientist test the curve of a lens by interference fringes at the Instruments Division at the Canadian Arsenals Ltd. optical plant
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Workman Gordon Thomson of Toronto, Ont. guiding synthetic rubber filter cake into the tearing rolls at the Polymer Rubber Corporation plant

Workman Gordon Thomson of Toronto, Ont. guiding synthetic rubber filter cake into the tearing rolls at the Polymer Rubber Corporation plant
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Workman John Seliger makes the final inspection of a new synthetic rubber tire at the Dominion Rubber plant

Workman John Seliger makes the final inspection of a new synthetic rubber tire at the Dominion Rubber plant
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View of Horton Spheres storing butadiene and styrene, two chief ingredients of buna-S synthetic rubber at the Polymer Corporation plant

View of Horton Spheres storing butadiene and styrene, two chief ingredients of buna-S synthetic rubber at the Polymer Corporation plant
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