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Dominion Twist Drill

I recently received an email from a former Windsorite who was looking for some information about the Dominion Twist Drill. Her Father was an employee there in the late 1930’s to early 1940’s. When he went overseas for WWII, he was given a good luck bracelet. The back is engraved “Good Luck – From the Employees of the Dominion Twist Drill”.

The building is located at 1880 Assumption, just east of the corner with Chilver Road.

The Building has a cornerstone on the front dated 1942, and shows up on the job list of architect David J. Cameron.

However the building also is present on the 1937 Fire Insurance Map. Check it against Google earth today, and you can see it is the same building. Maybe the office on the front was added or expanded in 1942?

Today’s view shows there was a slight expansion on the left side of the plant to fill in that sliver of the plant to make it a rectangle. Also looks like part of Border Cities Wire and Iron was absorbed on the right hand side. Maybe a new facade in 1942?

Does anyone out there have any information about the Dominion Twist Drill Company? Any relatives out there who worked there? Anyone who had a relative there during WWII? Any other “Good Luck” bracelets?

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