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Object ID # 2014.042.001
Object Name Plate, Commemorative
Other Name Souvenir
Title Souvenir of the Monroe Auto Parts Plant
Date circa 1975
Artist Canadian Buttons Limited
Made Canadian Buttons Limited
Place of Origin Canada
Description White plastic souvenir desk dish. It is shaped like a blunt triangle at the perimeter, and has a shallow top side printed with a facsimile of the masthead of THE OWEN SOUND SUN-TIMES of Tuesday, August 14, 1973. The article depicted reads "Owen Sound welcomes Monroe". It includes an illustration of the exterior of the manufacturing facility. It mentions how the ten million-dollar facility was to open in early 1975. The underside is moulded with "5130", a patent number, the registered mark "ORNAMIN" and "Canadian Buttons Ltd."
Provenance Manufactured by Canadian Buttons Limited. Dates to circa 1975.

Belonged to Keith Noble. This item was distributed among the guests and employees of the Monroe Auto Equipment Company plant in Owen Sound, Grey County, at its Grand Opening event. Keith Noble worked for the company from 1975 to 1988.
Collection Office Equipment & Accessories Collection
Material Plastic/Ink
Dimensions H-3 W-18 L-18 cm
Found Bruce County
Search Terms Owen Sound Industries and Products

Monroe Auto Parts (later Tenneco)
Function Souvenir item commemorating the building of a factory in Owen Sound, Grey County. Likely was intended to be a desk ornament or holder for small items, such as paper clips.