Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Magnar Gamst

Male 1923 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Magnar Gamst 
    Born 1923  , Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1952  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 1952  , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Invention 1963  RR1, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Counter Top and Removable Cabinet Assembly 
    Gamst,Magnar-0001-CabinetInvention.jpg
    Gamst,Magnar-0001-CabinetInvention.jpg
    Business 1966  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Galt Furniture 
    • Galt Furniture

      • The company was established in Galt in 1966 by Magnar Gamst. In 1972, Aldo Zecconi joined the company and was partners with Gamst for many years. After
      Gamst's retirement in 1987, Galt Furniture became a corporation, with Aldo and Nadia Zecconi as its owners. The company relocated to Ayr in 1989 when their building on Water Street South was expropriated by the City of Cambridge for the widening of Highway 24.

      • Galt Furniture is a contract wood manufacturer, making wooden office and institutional furniture, specializing in chairs, as well as manufacturing desks, dressers, beds, restaurant, church and library furnishings.

      • A fire in 2002 destroyed the Ayr plant, but the company has rebuilt.

      • Their products have included chairs made for the House of Commons, the Senate and for British Embassies in North and South America, as well as for all Chapters bookstores in Canada (except Kitchener).

      A Collecting Plan for Doon Heritage Crossroads 2007
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-201920 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I201920  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Family Anna Gerd Machlum 
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F56542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1923 - , Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1952 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1952 - , USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInvention - Counter Top and Removable Cabinet Assembly - 1963 - RR1, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Galt Furniture - 1966 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2800] Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger List Index Cards, 1883-1948.
      Name:Magnar Gamst
      Event Type:Immigration
      Event Date:1952
      Event Place:Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
      Gender:Male
      Age:28
      Ship Name: Essi
      Care of Dept. of Immig. Hamilton, Ont., Can.
      Birth Year (Estimated):
      1924