Vintage Metric Poster by Barber-Ellis of Canada, 1975
Lot 48 - Vintage Metric Poster (Think Metric) by Barber-Ellis of Canada, 1975

Vintage Metric Poster (Think Metric) by Barber-Ellis of Canada, 1975
20 x 14ins
Notes: Posters have been used and show damage in the corners were they were pinned to walls. Please look closely at the photos provided, there is also some water damage in the lower corners.
This poster was used in schools across Canada in the country-wide push to educate and convert our systems to metric in the 1970's.
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Barber-Ellis was a company formed in the 1870s in Toronto when John Ellis and James Barber created a bookbinding company with around 30 employees. By 1926 the company had over 500 employees across Canada including a factory at 1206 Homer Street in Vancouver. They had dropped book-binding, and instead made envelopes – over 400 million in that year, a third of all those manufactured in Canada.
Barber-Ellis of Canada, Ltd. was incorporated in 1931. The company merged with Gage Envelopes Ltd. to form Barbecon Inc. in 1978.

Lot Name
Vintage Metric Poster (Think Metric) by Barber-Ellis of Canada
Media
poster
Size
20 x 14ins
Date
1975
Estimate
$20 - $30

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