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Title: Postcard St. Lawrence Starch Company
Identifier: 2002.1.80
Donor: Bill Gray
Item Date: 1970-1980
Image Creator: Museums of Mississauga
Creation Date: 2006
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A blank postcard, with a coloured image of the St. Lawrence Starch Factory, taken from the air. Lake Ontario is visible in the background. The back of the postcard contains space on the right for the address, and on the left a blank space for correspondence. Above this reads, "St. Lawrence Starch Company Limited, Port Credit, Ontario, Canada, Tel. Toronto 274-3671." The bottom reads, " Copyright by H. Oakman, Peterborough. C-24960". The postcard was published by the Peterborough Post Card Company, Peterborough, Canada. History: The postcard is from the St Lawrence Starch Company in Port Credit. The St. Lawrence Starch Company was founded in 1889 by John Gray. It was a corn wet-milling operation with the purpose of producing starch and glucose from corn. Many of the product lines produced by St. Lawrence Starch are still in use today such as Durham Starch and Bee Hive Corn Syrup. Food products were only a small portion of the business done at St. Lawrence Starch as starch is an additive in many industrial products such as cement and plastic. St. Lawrence Starch was located at the foot of Hurontario Street at Lakeshore Road in Port Credit. It was a major industry for this area. The milling operation closed down in 1990 due to competition and high tariffs on corn. In 1993 St. Lawrence Starch announced a marketing alliance with Cargill, Minneapolis, which provides Cargill with exclusive sales services of corn sweeteners and corn starches in the Canadian Market. For more information on the St Lawrence Starch Company, see "St Lawrence Starch 100 Years 1889-1989".
Copyright: H. Oakman, Peterborough
Rights & Permissions: Museums of Mississauga
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