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Charles A. Ahrens & Sons Kitchener
Bef 1886 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  Bef 1886  Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Unknown 
    Business  Bef 1886  Charles A. Ahrens & Sons, Kitchener, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I26  Businesses
    Last Modified  8 Sep 2012 

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    • Charles A. Ahrens & Sons, Slipper Factory, Queen Street, Berlin - When merchants or manufacturers have to build or move to new premises of larger dimensions than those they were occupying, it is a sure sign that their business is prospering. Such is the case with Messrs. Charles A. Ahrens & Sons, who manufacture the finer kinds of slippers. These gentlemen have been established in business over four years and a half and have commanded a large measure of success, so much indeed that they found their present place too small for them, and so they have moved into their new establishment on Queen Street, near the corner of King Street. The new premises are 41x100 feet in dimensions and three stories in height. These will be fitted up with al the latest and most improved machinery specially adapted to their line of manufacture. They make slippers in embroidered velvet, fancy plush, fancy repp, superior repp and fine and common repp, the uppers being imported from Germany. They also manufacture repp foxed and tweed foxed slippers, either machine or hand sewed. The firm give employment to thirty-five skilled hands in their factory, and the indications are that this number will have to be increased in the near future, should business continue to increase at its present rate. The gentlemen are enterprising and progressive citizens, and are held in the highest estimation in the community. Messrs Chas. A. Ahrens & Sons are situated on the third flat, used as factory, and part of second floor as warehouse. Mr. C.A. Ahrens is the proprietor of the building, which is partly occupied by Randall & Ross as a wholesale grocery and liquor business.1a

      1aIndustries of Canada Historcial and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886