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Wrigley factory Then and Now

Wrigley factory Then and Now

This Gallery is a tribute to the men and women worked in William Wrigley Jr. Canada Co.’s Carlaw Avenue plant

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Manitoba Free Press, July 6, 1910 Note the address: 7 Scott Street Toronto, Ontario

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Manitoba Free Press, June 21, 1910

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Globe, October 11, 1910

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Globe, July 21, 1913

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Toronto Star, July 25, 1912

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Globe, Aug. 19, 1912

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Ottawa Citizen, Aug. 13, 1913

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Globe, Dec. 15, 1913

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Globe, Dec. 22, 1913

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Toronto Star, Jan. 12, 1914

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Toronto Star, Feb. 16, 1914

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Toronto Star, Feb. 16, 1914

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Toronto Star, July 23, 1914

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Globe, Aug. 27, 1914

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Toronto Star, Nov. 23, 1914: Double Mint is introduced.

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Toronto Star, January 18, 1915 The Wrigley Sprites

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Toronto Star, January 25, 1915 The Spearmen replaced the Sprites in 1915

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Toronto Star, Feb. 15, 1915

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Toronto Star, September 13, 1915 Canada’s First Contingent had tasted its first large scale battles in May and June of 1915. Early on soldiers discovered that gum could be massaged within its sealed wrapping and applied as a wound dressing in battle. It was also chewed to keep awake on sentry duty and passed out to the troops, along with cigarettes, before they “went over the top” from the trenches to attack across No-Man’s Land. The reference to first aid may actually be referring to this use of chewing gum. Those “over there” would have understood the meaning of “Me for the scrambles now” and gum; those at home likely would not.

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Toronto Star, September 27, 1915 A note at the bottom refers to “New factory Toronto”. This is the new Wrigley Building on Carlaw Avenue.

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Toronto Star, October 12, 1915 Those families without much money valued advertising offers such as the free Mother’s Goose book in this ad. For many it was the only children’s book they had.

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The Canadian Courier, Vol. XVIII, No. 24, Nov. 13, 1915 A little echo of the Hippocratic Oath here.

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Globe, Nov. 15, 1915. One of the Spearmen has his hands full with too many wives.

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Globe, Nov. 22, 1915

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Globe, Jan. 10, 1916

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Toronto Star, Jan. 10, 1916 This is probably the view from the newly-opened Wrigley Building on Carlaw Avenue west towards downtown Toronto, Toronto Harbour, and Toronto Island.

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Globe, Jan. 24, 1916

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Toronto Star, Feb. 28, 1916

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Toronto Star, June 5, 1916

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Toronto Star, June 26, 1916

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The Canadian Courier Vol. XX. No. 10 (August 5th, 1916)

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Toronto Star, Oct 2, 1916

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Toronto Star, November 20, 1916

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Toronto Star, Dec. 11, 1916

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Toronto Star, Dec. 26, 1916

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Toronto Star, Jan. 2, 1917

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Toronto Star, Jan. 22, 1917

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Toronto Star, Jan. 29, 1917

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The Canadian Courier Vol. XXI. No. 10 (February 3rd, 1917)

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Lethbridge Herald, February 28, 1917

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Toronto Star, Aug. 20, 1917

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Canadian Courier, Vol. XXII, No. 14, Sept. 1, 1917

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Toronto Star, Sept. 24, 1917

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Toronto Star, October 1, 1917

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Toronto Star, Oct. 9, 1917

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Toronto Star, Oct. 29, 1917

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Everywoman’s World, Vol. 8, No. 6 (Dec. 1917)

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Toronto World, Jan. 1, 1918

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Canadian Courier, Vol. XXIII. No. 11 (March 2, 1918)

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The Western Home Monthly Vol. XX. No. 8 (Aug. 1918)

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Canadian Courier, Vol. XXIII, No. 26, Sept. 28, 1918

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Toronto Star, Oct. 24, 1921

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Globe, Feb. 10, 1931

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Globe and Mail, Nov. 2, 1943

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