Antique Blacksmith's Drill
Antique Blacksmith's Drill No 10
available for sale
Can be seen at the Perth Flea Market
Open to offers
Delivery available for a fee
A. B. Jardine & Co., Hespeler, Ontario, died February 21, eighty years old. Mr. Jardine was born near Glasgow and emigrated to Canada in 1854, settling first in Montreal. He went to Hespeler in 1862, working as a millwright and machinist, and started a small shop in 1869. The business grew rapidly, developing a large Canadian and export business in blacksmiths’, boilermakers’ and machinists’ tools.
Andrew Bell Jardine, a native of Perthshire, Scotland, was christened on 28 Dec. 1823. He visited Hespeler, in what was then known as Canada West (now Ontario), in the early 1850s. He returned to Scotland, and in about 1854 brought his family to Canada, first to Montreal and then, in 1862, to Hespeler. This was the same year that Jacob Hespeler opened his big mill. Both the A.B. Jardine factory and Jacob’s mill still stand today!
Jardine’s son, Andrew Bell Jardine, Jr., was born that same year, 1862. In 1870, Jardine Sr. founded A. B. Jardine Co. A. B. Jardine, Jr., joined the company at some point, and eventually took over operations. Jardine, Sr. died in 1903, and Jardine, Jr. died in the late 1930s.
(preferably for Cash-Make an Offer)
Being traded by
The Perth Flea Market
in Perth, Ontario, Canada