Anaconda Brass started as
J.F. Brown’s Copper & Brass Rolling Mills, in 1919, located on
Anaconda acquired the mills soon after in 1922. A documentary film, entitled “Copper Goes to War” describes the Anaconda American Brass Company’s contribution to the war effort during the Second World War. It is available at the Toronto Public Library: Search Results - Copper Goes to War. The company was known to have great business ethics, contributing much to the community such as assisting in paving streets, helping to provide new fire trucks and sewers, building a public ice arena and swimming pool, among others. By 1967, the company had 1400 employees and occupied 32 acres of land. In its last few years of operations, it was Arrowhead Metals. The plant closed its doors for good in 1989, and is today a controversial “brownfield” site: http://www.aboutremediation.com/article.asp?id=1688
am told that the brass doors inside the LAMP Building
is a very interesting painting by Wyndham Lewis in 1942 that is currently part
of the collection of the Tate Gallery in
The following postal cancel was sent to me by an interested philatelist.
July 2007 – we have received a donation of over ten years of the Anaconda newsletter, called “Spearhead”.
We will be posting copies as they are able to be scanned. The earliest edition is provided in the link below. Others will be added in the weeks to come: