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Breithaupt Leather Company Kitchener
1857 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  1857 
    Gender  Unknown 
    Business  Breithaupt Leather Co., Kitchener, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Breithaupt Leather Company 
    Business  Eagle Tannery, Kitchener, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eagle Tannery 
    Business  Louis Breithaupt & Co., Kitchener, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Louis Breithaupt & Co. 
    Name  Louis Breithaupt & Co. Kitchener 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I7  Businesses
    Last Modified  8 Sep 2012 

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    Breithaupt Leather Co.
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  • Notes 
    • Louis Breithaupt & Co., Tanners, Queen Street, Berlin, Ont. - The largest and most important tannery and leather house in Ontario is that known as the "Eagle Tannery," owned by Messrs. Louis Breithaupt & Co., of Berlin. This business was established in 1858 by the late Mr. Louis Breithaupt, and in its inception was not, comparatively speaking, of large proportions, but on account of the superior quality of the leather manufactured, and the persevering energy and enterprise of the inceptor, it rapidly developed, extending in volume year by year, until it reached its present immense proportions. On the decease of the founder in 1880, the business was carried on under the management of his tree sons, Mr. Louis J., Mr. William H. and John C. Breithaupt, under the direction of the executrix and executors. The said L.J. and W.H. are the executors, their mother, Mrs. Catharine Breithaupt, being executrix. The sons are young men, but understanding the heavy responsibility resting upon their shoulders, and being gentlemen of sound common sense and more than ordinary business ability, have not only maintained the former standing of the firm but have materially developed it; and finding that it was necessary to increase their production to fill orders, it was found necessary to build a new tannery, and so a large and substantial structure was erected at Penetanguishene, on the shores of Georgian Bay, where hemlock bark could be obtained in sufficient quantities for their requirements. This new tannery manufactures Spanish sole leather only and is one of the largest of its kind, and is said to be the model tannery of the Dominion, having a capacity for turning out 700 sides per week. The tannery there is fitted up with all the latest and most improved machinery and appliances known to the trade. The tannery in Berlin has a capacity of 1,000 sides per week of sole and harness leather, peerless calf, peerless veal kips, prime upper, etc. The firm also at their warehouse on Queen Street carry all kinds of foreign leathers, shoe findings, tanners' tools etc. They sell both wholesale and retail, and being themselves manufacturers as stated, are always prepared to give the best value, both in quality and prices, of any leather house in the Dominion.1a

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